Canada wildlife holidays take you through glorious National Parks, along Canada’s rugged coasts and up to the country’s frozen north. Add a few days of wildlife spotting to your Canada holiday, or centre your trip around the bears, eagles, whales and glorious landscapes.
Witness the top attraction - bears - during your Canada wildlife holiday. The country is home to polar bears, grizzly bears and black bears. For your chance to spot polar bears, head to Churchill, Manitoba, which provides incredible vistas of Hudson Bay and a chance to explore “the polar bear capital of the world”. Black bears take refuge in Canada’s forests, while grizzly bears can mainly be found within the wilderness of Canada’s western and north western territories. Plan your tailor made wildlife holiday to Canada from September to November for the ultimate highlight of watching grizzlies fish salmon straight out of rivers.
Canada Wildlife Holidays: majestic creatures and stunning scenery
If you are a bird lover then you will find plenty of opportunities to spot incredible bird of prey during your Canada wildlife holiday. Bald eagles are well known to nest in western British Colombia, while snow geese can be seen flocking at St Lawrence River in Quebec, which falls along their migration route. The best time to see these species is from late September to late October. Newfoundland is ideal for nature lovers, and is home to cute Atlantic puffins, black and white razorbills, kittiwakes and gannets. For a truly spectacular sight, head to the Bay of Fundy in July or August to see over two million sandpipers swooping over the waves and resting on the beach.
To encounter Canada’s most majestic underwater creatures, head to the Atlantic Coast during the summer months. You’ll have the chance to spot 15 species of whales, including humpbacks and minke. Seals, dolphins and sea otters may follow your boat as you glide through the waters. If you prefer to stay in the north after seeing polar bears, Beluga whales can be found in northern Manitoba. Alberta and Ontario are home to thousands of moose, bison and caribou. You may even have the chance to see wolves as they stalk herds through the National Parks.
Pair your Canada wildlife holidays with a city break in this diverse country, or book a multicentre holiday and experience the many animals which can be found throughout the country.
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From the harsh conditions of northern Canada to relaxing whale watching trips on the Atlantic Coast, we’ll find the ideal Canada wildlife holiday itinerary for you.
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Best time to visit Canada Wildlife
The summer is the best time to see whales during your Canada wildlife trip. Visit from August to October to witness grizzly bears as they fish for salmon in the rivers, while the spectacular snow geese stop in Quebec between late September and late October.
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“For the ultimate bear viewing, you need to time your visit with the salmon run, which happens from late August to October.”
“Whale watching boat trips can be bumpy, so make sure to take medication with you if you suffer from sea sickness. It can be cold out on the water too, so warm clothes are advised.”
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