Wildlife & Wilderness Holidays

Inspiring guides for your wildlife holiday

Nothing really prepares you for the thrill of seeing animals in the wild. Your first glimpse of a wolf in the forest, a brown bear by the stream or a whale metres from your boat will be remembered forever.

Canada's wilderness is brimming with wildlife watching opportunities and exhilarating outdoor activities, come and find out more with our guides below.

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Top 10 most photogenic locations in Canada

Photography enthusiasts unite – Canada’s landscapes are truly picture perfect. From sparkling lakes and towering mountains, to impressive geological wonders and the Polar Bear Capital of the World, here are our favourite photogenic locations.

Top 10 lakes in Canada

Canada is filled with picture-perfect lakes - a true testimont of the natural beauty that graces this stunning country. We've picked our top 10 lakes in Canada that will take your breath away, from Lake Louise, to Spotted Lake.

Top 10 national parks in Canada

Nature lovers will be in their element in Canada – from incredible rugged coastlines and soaring mountains, to sparkling lakes and icy glaciers, this country is full of wonderful national parks. Here are our top 10 unspoilt landscapes to explore should you wish to see some of the world’s most stunning natural beauty.

Wildlife and wilderness holidays in Canada

Whales, polar bears, horse riding tours, lake lodges and boat tours - all this and more waits for you in Canada's wonderful wilderness.

A beginner's guide to Churchill

Beautiful and remote, Churchill is often named the 'Polar Bear Capital of the World'. Experience the extrodinary animals up-close, via Tundra Buggy or dog sled, along the outskirts of the city...

Exploring British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast offers such a naturally stunning wilderness, that it just begs to be explored. Come and find out what makes this destination such a wonderful outdoor playground.

Top 10 things to do in Saskatchewan

If you’re hoping to see Canada’s stunning natural beauty yet want to venture off the beaten track, Saskatchewan’s hidden wilderness of sand dunes, wheat fields, boreal forest and sparkling lakes are not to be missed.

A photogenic tour of stunning Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada is so incredibly scenic, it’s ideal for photographs and anyone who wants to capture lots of postcard-perfect photos. These breathtaking sights are musts for the ultimate photogenic tour through the region.

Experience whale watching in Nova Scotia

Whale watching really is a must-experience for any visitor to Nova Scotia, with the opportunity to see the humpbacks, finbacks and minkes.

Explore the parks & wilderness areas of British Columbia

From soaring mountain peaks with cascading waterfalls and glacial lakes to forest-filled coastline, British Columbia is an incredibly diverse landscape ready and waiting to be explored.

Recommended wildlife encounters in Alberta

The province of Alberta is famous for its stunning Canadian Rockies scenery with soaring mountains, gem-like lakes, glistening glaciers and abundance of wildlife.

Top 10 national parks in Quebec

Cherished for its joie de vivre, the French-speaking province of Quebec does natural splendour on an epic scale.

Top 10 things to do in Yukon Territory

From its vibrant arts scene and famous hiking trails, to the relaxing Takhini Hot Springs and exhilarating Yukon Wildlife Preserve, here are our top 10 things to do whilst visiting Yukon.

When to holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador and how to get there

The vast and diverse country of Canada stretches from the ruggedly beautiful British Columbia coast in the west to the remote wilds of Newfoundland in the east, a place that an increasing number of people are just beginning to discover.

Exploring the highlights of Newfoundland and Labrador

Whether you’re a lover of culture, nature, wildlife, history, outdoor adventure or even luxurious wilderness stays, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador offers it all and then some, including these especially unforgettable experiences.

Paddling in Yukon's wilderness

From smooth paddle rides through Nisultin River to tackling fast and exhilarating rapids in Snake River, Yukon Territory offers some of the best paddling in the world.

Top 10 outdoor experiences in Vancouver Island

A rugged island shrouded in unspoilt beauty and luscious wilderness, Vancouver Island is a brilliant outdoor playground for adventurous travellers. Check out our favourite experiences to enjoy.

Exploring the best hiking trails in Whistler

As the snow melts on Whistler’s soaring mountains the remote town becomes a hub of incredible hiking trails and breath-taking scenes. Here are some of our favourites.

Exploring Tombstone Territorial Park

A beautiful hidden gem, Tombstone Territorial Park is perfect for those with a true sense of adventure.

Top 10 national parks and preserves in Atlantic Canada

From islands home to beautiful wild horses, to stunning wind-sculpted sand dunes and remote wildernesses, here are the top 10 parks and preserves in Atlantic Canada.

Exploring Atlantic Canada's Bay of Fundy

Spread over New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on North America’s Atlantic coast, the Bay of Fundy really packs a punch when it comes to outdoor adventure.

Exploring Nova Scotia’s best hiking trails

Nova Scotia offers fabulously fresh, delicious seafood, friendly locals, abundant wildlife, picturesque lighthouses, beautiful beaches, and some of the most scenic coastal trails you may ever hike.

Exploring Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Incredible wildlife spotting, scenic walks, and delicious gourmet coffee shops – Yukon Wildlife Preserve certainly has it all. Here are our favourite things to do in this stunning area.

Getting around Vancouver Island

From thrilling water sports and fun camping, to seaplane tours and afternoon tea, there’s plenty to do on Vancouver Island. Here’s our tips for getting around the island, and the best things to do whilst you’re there.

Top 10 photogenic wonders in Ontario

From the soaring Toronto skyline and atmospheric Algonquin Provincial Park, to the spellbinding Thousand Islands, Ontario will certainly make you grab for your camera.

Exploring Alberta in the summer

With such amazing sceneries, exhilarating outdoor recreation, and plenty of memorable sightseeing, Alberta should be on top of your list this summer.

Exploring Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

The rugged, naturally beautiful landscape of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is one of Canada’s most stunning treasures. From scenic walking trails, to the best time of year to visit, here are our tips for exploring this striking park.

Recommended wildlife encounters in British Columbia

Just some of the magnificent creatures you may be able to glimpse in British Columbia include grizzly and black bears, mountain goats, moose, bighorn sheep, cougars, deer, wolves, marmots, countless bird species and an array of marine life, including sea lions, dolphins and whales.

Experience an epic wildlife & wilderness holiday in British Columbia

British Columbia is known for its spectacular national and provincial parks and abundant wildlife.

Exploring Whistler during the summer

Whistler might be well known for its winter sports, but there’s plenty to see and do during the summer months. Here are some of our favourite summer pastimes to enjoy in this exciting alpine town.

Northern lights & dark sky adventures in Alberta

Ever wanted to see the incredible Northern Lights? Alberta’s brilliantly dark night skies are the perfect backdrop for the bright colours of the Aurora Borealis.

Exploring Deep Cove, Vancouver

Venture away from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver’s city streets and explore Deep Cove, an incredible area full of unspoilt wilderness, boutique shops, and gourmet restaurants.

Exploring the best hiking locations in British Columbia

From incredible national parks and lush forests, to soaring mountains and sugary coastlines, it’s time to don your hiking boots and explore British Columbia.

Experience bear watching in British Columbia's wilderness

Seeing a majestic bear roaming its natural habitat is a moment you won’t forget – and where better to see them than in British Columbia’s stunning natural wilderness?

Exploring Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

See Vancouver’s natural beauty from a great height at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, an adventurous area where you can explore through the canopies.

Experience whale watching in British Columbia

There are many different ways to see orcas in the wild, with a wide range of whale watching tours available and, for the more adventurous, sea kayaking excursions.

Exploring British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast offers such a naturally stunning wilderness, that it just begs to be explored. Come and find out what makes this destination such a wonderful outdoor playground.

Exploring Haida Gwaii - The Canadian Galapagos

For years, few outside of British Columbia were even aware, but after Prince William and Kate Middleton visited in 2016, Haida Gwaii has been popping up as a fabulous destination for travelers seeking a unique and remote destination with nearly mythical appeal.