Wildlife holidays in Canada
Tell me about Canada …
With a land mass of almost nine million square kilometres, Canada is the second largest country in the world. It is bounded to the west by the Pacific Ocean and Alaska, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the north-east by Greenland and to the south by the USA. To the north lies the polar ice-cap.
The landscape is extremely diverse, ranging from the Arctic tundra of the north to the great wheatlands in the centre. The spectacular Rocky Mountains are found in the west and in the south-east are the Great Lakes, the St Lawrence River and the mighty Niagara Falls.
The country is divided into 10 provinces and three territories, all of which have their own distinct character and traditions. Canada offers wonderful wilderness experiences, vibrant cities and outstanding wildlife.
Our Canada specialist recommends..
"Our new ‘Spirit Bears, Grizzlies & Orcas’ tour takes in spectacular landscapes and some charismatic species, especially the ‘Spirit bears’, of British Columbia while our ‘Canada – the West’ tour takes in the spectacle of Grizzlies catching salmon."
Whats special about its wildlife?
Canada is a superb wildlife destination. It is a vast country and consequently has a large diversity of habitats and ecosystems. There are hundreds of thousands of lakes, streams and rivers enclosed by great oceans which are home to an amazing variety of mammals, including the unique Narwhal, the Beluga and many other whales, seals, dolphins and beavers.
On land, bird migratory paths cross both coastlines as well as the interior. Caribou, Wolves, Moose, and Grizzly, Black and Polar Bears all inhabit the countrys vast expanse of mountains, forests and wilderness areas.
Naturetrek tours to Canada
Naturetrek offers a range of wildlife holidays and natural history tours to Canada. These include:
- A tour to British Columbia in western Canada which visits Vancouver Island & includes whale watching & Grizzly Bear viewing
- The eastern provinces of Quebec & New Brunswick for bird watching & whale watching, as well as the spectacular fall colours
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Canada HOLIDAYS
...the Western Canada trip was just perfect! the organization was exemplary both from this side of the pond and on the Canadian side. The two Canadian guides were fantastic ... They kept smiling and drove long distances providing lots of sustenance and information along the way. Paul Stanbury was also superb. I am not a birder but his knowledge was infectious and well presented.
I was particularly impressed with our Naturetrek leader, Tim Melling. Tim has encyclopaedic knowledge and great enthusiasm, as well as a kind and inclusive manner which added enormously to the whole experience. I was also very pleased with our local guide, Duane. He and Tim worked beautifully together, and Duane kept us regaled with local stories and information, lots of laughter and wonderful lunches in beautiful surroundings. Of course, the wildlife was most obliging as well, and the real highlight for me was the three nights at Great Bear Lodge where we were treated to magnificent sightings of many grizzlies, including a number of mother bears with cubs.
The knowledge of Tim Melling and organisation by Diane were outstanding. The willingness of both to share their knowledge way beyond what was required, the general kindness and consideration for individuals could not be bettered.