Canada's popular locations including Vancouver Island, Great Bear Rainforest and Churchill are all represented here with many first class wildlife lodges; together with some different wildlife holiday destinations in eastern Canada including around Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

We had an amazing trip. 4000 photos of bears, elk, bald eagles, wolves, coyotes and mountains. A dream holiday. Thank you!Mrs. T-W. - London

If you want to see wildlife, Canada is the place - whales, bears, seals, eagles, moose …Ms. H. - London

Suggested Itineraries

Ultimate Wilderness Retreat

7 Days

Remote rainforest location
Guided wilderness adventures
Outstanding wildlife encounters
Luxury eco-wilderness retreat

Grizzly Bear Safari

4 - 6 Days

Beautiful Bella Coola
Historic Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
Float the pristine Atnarko River
Watch the grizzlies feasting on salmon

Canada by Motorhome

Minimum hire 7 Days

Freedom of the open road
Discover beautiful off the beaten track locations
Chance wildlife encounters
Outstanding campsites throughout Canada

Bears & Nature

14 Days

Unspoilt natural wilderness
Observe black bears and whales
West coast beaches
Great Bear Rainforest
Grizzly bears
Vibrant Vancouver

Wilderness Lodges of the West Coast

14 Days

Scenic flight transfers
Outstanding wildlife viewing
Luxurious Sonora Resort
Grizzly bears of Knight Inlet

Spirit of the West Coast

10 Days

Authentic First Nations culture
Close encounters with bears
Grizzlies, black bears & spirit bears
Marine wildlife
Small groups and expert guiding

Great Bear Rainforest Cruise

11 Days

Unique small ship cruise
Search for spirit bears, black bears & grizzlies
A rich marine environment
Native culture and history

Classic Rockies Self-Drive

14 Days

Enduring Rockies landscape
Black bears
Lake kayaking
Horse riding
City exploration

Great Ice Bear Adventure

8 Days

Polar bears
Northern lights viewing
Amazing photographic opportunities
Exclusive wilderness lodge accommodation

Birds, Bears & Belugas

9 Days

Beluga whales
Polar bears
Bird watching
Tundra flora
Wilderness lodge

Quebec Wildlife Self Drive

14 Days

Bears & beavers in the wild
Beautiful Saguenay Fjord
Whales of Tadoussac
French inspired local flavours

Water & Wildlife of Newfoundland

15 Days

Rugged unexplored coastline
Humpback, minke & fin whales
Pristine national parks
Spectacular icebergs

Coastlines & Whales of Nova Scotia

15 Day

Scenic coastal villages
Whale watching in the Bay of Fundy
Secluded beaches and coastal trails
Beautiful Prince Edward Island

Kayaking with Whales in British Columbia

4 Days

Outstanding wilderness adventure
Whale watching cruise
Island and inlet exploration by kayak
Orca encounters
Permanent base camp

Selected Accommodation

Canada is an enchanting wildlife holiday destination and across the continent you will find delightful, often owner run and managed lodges of high quality. British Columbia is perennially popular and hence our selected accommodation is weighted towards this province.

Truly a memorable holiday … It was a good lodge with a really nice atmosphere for the kids and completely geared to coping with children; our every need was catered for. Furthermore, the wildlife watching was fantastic with very knowledgeable guides. Really excellent food and very quiet.The E. Family - London


Whales, orcas, polar bears and grizzly bears are just some of the highlights of our wildlife holidays in Canada. Where the boreal forests meet the tundra and the mountains meet the sea this huge land offers stunning wilderness and natural experiences from coast to coast.

Travelling in Canada is easy and Canucks welcoming and warm people. A good aviation network means remote destinations can be reached by either scheduled aircraft or chartered floatplanes. However, most of the holidays requested are self-drive tours through British Columbia and sometimes Alberta. Less often we get travellers wanting to visit Quebec and the east coast, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, where too there are some great wildlife experiences to be found. Others will fly up to Churchill, Manitoba for the polar bear safaris during the short summer months when they are out on the flower filled tundra or in early winter when the snows have arrived yet Hudson Bay has not yet frozen and the polar bears remain on solid land.

The most popular destination by far is Vancouver Island, easily reached from cosmopolitan Vancouver and with a good choice of lodges and hotels. On the Pacific coast you will find the small towns of Ucluelet and Tofino, the latter being a base for whale watching and walks on lonely beaches. On the inner, more sheltered side of Vancouver Island it is possible to search for resident orca pods and humpback whales from places like Campbell River and Telegraph Cove, in the waters between the island and the mainland coast of BC. This coast is also the stepping off point for float planes into a bear watching and wildlife lodges although flights to some lodges can be taken direct from Vancouver. Several days in at one of these lodges, particularly in June or September when the grizzly bears are most active, are memorable wildlife days. The number of lodges set in the deep fjords along this protected coast are increasing annually, each offering slightly different experiences and you should be careful in choosing a lodge to meet your expectations.

For those who like their wilderness and wildlife then we would recommend flying into one of the remote lodges in the interior of BC or further north in the Yukon.


Really enjoyed our morning bear watching, a one to one tour as it was only the two of us and two Indians (First Nations) … Our guides were so good and we learnt an awful lot about bears and their behaviour. Excellent.Mr. & Mrs. P. - Warwickshire

Excellent service.Mr. & Mrs. B. - Dorset

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Canada Travel Information


TIME ZONE GMT -3.5 hours to - 8 hours


To: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, St. Johns
Airlines: Air Canada, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and others including some charters
Flight time: approx. 5.5 hours to St. Johns to approx. 9.5 hours to Vancouver


Tetanus is recommended. You should consult your G.P. for up to date and precise details before travelling.


How can you describe the weather in Canada?! From the extreme Arctic winters to hot summers on the 49th parallel. Most people visit during the summer months when temperatures are often in the 20°C range. Autumn temperatures fall although can still be pleasant. Winter throughout Canada can be harsh. In the mountains of British Columbia and the Yukon snowfall can be expected at almost anytime of the year in bad weather. As a point of note for those travelling to BC, Vancouver Island causes a rain shadow for Vancouver and the aptly named Sunshine Coast to the north of the city.

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