Canada & Alaska - Unique Experiences & Wildlife
These lodges and adventures are in remote and stunning locations, enabling you to truly immerse yourself in the environment& scenery of Canada &
Alaska. The country provides an array of wildlife such as Moose , Bear, Orca, Beluga Whales and Polar Bears. You can choose to stay in very unique
lodges, or travel in unique ways such as by rail, sail boat, motor boat, helicopter or private air charter which allows you to get up close and personal
with the wildlife in their natural habitat.
Our most searched and selected unique experience & wildlife options are listed below.
You can also refine your search by using the sub region list for more detailed information on each of our preferred accommodations and/or travel options
to give you this once in a lifetime experience.
1000 Islands Helicopter Tours offer the most spectacular views with six unique tours. Feel the excitement as you lift off and fly away on a journey of
a lifetime. Become mesmerized by the richness and beauty of the 1000 Islands only seen from the air. Experience a private and intimate setting in the
helicopter with personal narration of the region by the pilot. The magnificent sights are a perfect photographic opportunity, so cameras are a must
for each flight!
Select between many different tour options: 1000 Islands Tour, Boldt Castle Tour, Two Castle Tour, Kingston Tour, The Ruins Tour or the Works Tour.
Yukon Territory is a land of vast and unique wilderness. Few places on earth harbour such an expanse of unspoiled wild lands. The Yukon, known as the land of the midnight sun, is home to Canada’s highest mountains, which are found in the Kluane National Park and are home to the largest non-polar ice field in the world. If you have not experienced the Canadian Arctic and the Northern Lights, then prepare yourself for an energizing experience. This tour will explore the breathtaking wonders of the Yukon!
Experience the magic of the North during the Winter and Spring. This Authentic Arctic experience includes return flights to Inuvik from Yellowknife, and two nights accommodation at Inuvik’s top hotel, shuttles to/from the Inuvik airport, and last but not least, our Tuktoyatuk Ice Road Tour!
There are not many places in the world where one lift ticket gives you access to 3 resorts and over 8000 acres of terrain set against awe-inspiring mountain
views. A tri-area ticket also gives you complimentary access to shuttle transportation between hotels and the 3 ski resorts. The ski season runs from November
until mid-May, with over 30 feet of annual snowfall.
Combine two legendary northern icons in one dramatic trip. Accompanied by your Dene guide, cruise the headwaters of the mighty Mackenzie River (Dehcho) from Fort Providence to Fort Simpson. Immerse yourself in the culture of the Dehcho. Then take flight over Nahanni National Park Reserve, to view Virginia Falls, and spectacular mountain scenery at this World Heritage Site.
The Frontiers North Churchill Town & Tundra tour allows guests to spend time getting to know the wondrous charm of the town of Churchill,while also
spending plenty of time on the tundra watching majestic polar bears and other Arctic wildlife,in their natural habitat.
Prepare to be wowed! You will spend two full days on the tundra tracking along the coastline and in our touring-permit zone of the Wildlife Management Area.Each day you’ll explore the amazing Hudson Bay coastline observing the majestic Polar Bear up close and personal. Along the way, look for Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare, Camouflaged Ptarmigan and other wildlife. You’ll also have a Dog Mushing experience and a Cultural and Heritage Tour of his-toric Churchill, Manitoba. After your day’s adventures, you’ll return home to our cozy wood-fire heated log lodge, sumptuous local cuisine at our Lazy Bear Café, and your warm room with comfy beds and all the modern amenities.
With 60,000 beluga whales filling the Hudson Bay and polar bears leaving the pan ice, summer is the perfect time to visit Churchill. Let experienced guides take you on a jet boat tour of the bay and river estuaries where you'll see countless beluga whales. See polar bears in their summer environment on the rocks and swimming in the water. This package combines unforgettable wildlife viewing with the cozy, comfort of the Lazy Bear Lodge.
This classic canoe trip down the Yukon from Whitehorse to Carmacks is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes, following the trail of history. Special canoeing skills are not required
This classic canoe trip down the Yukon from Whitehorse to Carmacks is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes, following the trail of history. Special canoeing skills are not required.
Eager for a new adventure, off the beaten trail? Over the past 25 years, Adventure Canada has become an expert in providing fun, educational and adventurous experiences in the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Labrador and Newfoundland. The 199-passenger Ocean Endeavour offers the best-in-class small-ship experience. The onboard programming is the perfect balance between education and entertainment, complimented by exceptional local guides.
Their long history working with the communities they visit ensures that they are welcomed into the small hamlets on this voyage ''' a visit from their ship is always a major community event. Their arctic voyages connect areas of great cultural, historical and natural significance.
Kayaking the pristine waters around Fox Island is one of the best ways to get up close to the beauty and wonder of the region. Say goodbye to electronics
when you stay at Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge and kayak the surrounding waters. Replenish your soul with serene beauty and fulfil your desire to experience
true Alaska wilderness with the Fox Island Escape package. Enjoy two nights' accommodation in a waterfront cabin and full- or half-day guided kayaking.
Your stay culminates with a wildlife and glacier cruise with Kenai Fjords Tours. The friendly staff will tend to your every need. All meals are included
and prepared by the island’s private chef along with a unique culinary program. No experience necessary for this adventure as kayak instruction is
provided by skilled and knowledgeable guides.
Enjoy amazing wildlife and breathtaking scenery; view whales, puffins, seals, otters, sea lions, cormorants and kittiwakes. This is a must for anyone interested
in Alaska wildlife cruises, whale watching, Alaska bird watching and wildlife viewing. Boats are designed with your comfort in mind to view spectacular
scenery through large picture windows in a heated cabin or get up close with walk-around outdoor decks. This lunch tour includes a delicious wild Alaska
salmon and prime rib meal at the exclusive Fox Island Day Lodge. Cruises can be combined with kayaking tours and Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge overnight
stays on Fox Island. A variety of daily tours offer something for everyone.
Explore the Best that the Rockies have to offer in the winter. Experience new adventures every day by joining our fully guided tours and relax at night by the fire while enjoying some outstanding cuisine in the jewels of the Alberta Rockies - Banff and Jasper.
Tucked away in a pocket of pristine coastline lies April Point Resort & Spa and sister resort, Painter's Lodge. The vacation resorts are surrounded
by towering trees and the waters of Discovery Passage. Experience serenity on the water in a kayak, in the spa or on the waterfront restaurant deck. Explore
nature with a Fishing Charter, Wildlife Tour or Grizzly Tour.
Discover Alaska's Arctic! Experience one-day and multi-day adventures throughout Alaska's Arctic featuring the natural history and cultural heritage of
the region. The Air Adventure is a five-hour journey into the Brooks Mountain Range with a visit to a wilderness community. The Fly Drive Adventure
combines a ground tour on the Dalton Highway and flight by small plane. The Arctic Circle Village Adventures visit the Nunamuit village of Anaktuvuk
Pass nestled in the Gates of the Arctic National Park of Fort Yukon, an Athabascan village along the Yukon River. Is a day trip not enough? Enjoy more
time with the Arctic Circle Overnight or Arctic Ocean Adventure. Multi-night Arctic Circle Aurora Adventures place you directly under the Auroral Oval.
The Arctic Discovery will profoundly re-establish your place in nature by immersing you through time in one of the planet's untamed wilderness areas: the Canadian Arctic. You will be exposed to the history of the area, encounters with the beautiful beluga whales and polar bears, and your journey will conclude with five days deep in the heart of the coastal home and denning area of the majestic polar bear.Your immersive experience begins in Churchill, the gateway to the historical fur trade. The relative isolation of this fascinating arctic port has preserved the link between the timeless practices of the indigenous influences of the north with the modernizations of the 21stcentury. It is from Churchill that you will first encounter one of the many uniquely adapted mammals of the arctic ecosystem, the beluga. You will feel a kinship with this intelligent species as family pods curiously regard you floating among them in your kayak. Their incessant songs and chatter which permeate the water around you will remind you that we are not alone in our ability to engage in sophisticated communication.You will be then be transported to the remoteness of our Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, deep in the wilds of the Hudson Bay coast where you will be humbled by face to face encounters with the undisputed lords of this area: the mighty polar bear. This area hosts significant polar bear denning activity and mothers and cubs frequently call this coastline home as they patiently await the return of the winter feasting.
The expedition begins by exploring Greenland’s dramatic fjords and dynamic maritime communities. The great Icefjord at Ilulissat, a UNESCO World Heritage
Site and source of the majority of the icebergs in the North Atlantic, is one of many highlights along Greenland’s spectacular western coastline. Across
the Davis Strait in Nunavut, the Canadian Arctic experience begins in Qikiqtarjuaq. As you head north, opportunities to see polar bears, whales, and
musk ox abound on Devon Island, while Prince Leopold Island remains one of Canada’s best birding areas. Abandoned RCMP and HBC posts offer a haunting
glimpse into the region’s rich history of exploration and trade. At Beechey Island, pay your respects at the graves of three of Sir John Franklin’s
men, along with a crew member from the search ship, Investigator.
This Canadian Tourism Commission recognized aurora borealis viewing tour is operated with daily departures out of Whitehorse. The exclusive aurora viewing sites are wall tents built like authentic cabins from the historic gold rush. A cosy camp-fire outside is the ideal place for storytelling and roasting marshmallows. The local guides,reminisce and share their stories of life in the north. Visitors are intrigued and entertained by the stories,games,and the making of the delicious maple taffy! The millions of stars have an undeniable beauty that has all viewers spellbound with the complete and utter silence. During the day,you can enjoy optional tours including dogsledding,snowmobiling,ice-fishing and snow shoeing. Explore the Yukon and capture the magical and outstanding Northern Lights.
Take a 15 minute chairlift ride up Mount Norquay and experience Banff like never before. Spectacular views overlooking the Town of Banff and across two valleys await. The stunning jagged edges of Mt. Rundle will be a feature for all your photos. Relax over a snack or meal, craft brews or a glass of wine at the the Cliff House Bistro at the top of the chair.
Summer is the perfect time to visit Churchill! Experience an incredible northern adventure on a self-guided tour you will never forget.During the summer months of July & August, the Churchill River is teeming with beluga whales who migrate into the warm shallow waters to give birth and feed on small fish. Known as "Canaries of the Sea", these friendly and inquisitive creatures will capture your heart as you enjoy their whale song by boat, zodiac, kayak, or - for the more adventurous - by joining them in the water for a snorkeling adventure. While on land, enjoy the view as the surrounding landscape erupts into colourful blooms. Exploring the Churchill Wildlife Management by Tundra Buggy, you will have the chance to see a multitude of northern wildlife. You might even have the opportunity to see the first of the summer polar bears as they migrate into the area. This unique summer experience will leave you in awe of the beauty of Canada's northern summer.
Experience summer in Canada’s North on an incredible wildlife adventure in Churchill, Manitoba. During July and August, thousands of beluga whales migrate
into the Churchill River and the surrounding landscape erupts into colourful blooms. Enjoy the fresh summer air and dip your toes in the Arctic Ocean!
Visit Churchill's eclectic shops, enjoy local and regional cuisine, and learn about the culture and history of the area on a tour of Prince of Wales
Fort National Historic Site. Get up close with playful and curious beluga whales on a boat tour in the river estuary. Then, explore the Churchill Wildlife
Management Area on a Tundra Buggy® excursion – you may even get to see the first of the summer polar bears! This summer adventure departs from July
Our most popular luxury tour offers the very best of Alaska and Canada's Yukon.
A classic roundtrip tour through some of North America's most pristine wilderness landscapes, spectacular scenery communities following ancient wildlife corridors, historic native trading routes and Gold Rush trails. Along the way, you will experience a vast array of impressive mountain ranges, cascading glaciers, Native American culture and unique Gold Rush history.
This tour visits three of the North's national parks, including Yukon's Kluane, Denali and guests have the option of joining a tour to visit Kenai Fjords National Park.
Our most popular luxury tour offers the very best of Alaska and Canada’s Yukon. A classic roundtrip tour through some of North America’s most pristine wilderness landscapes, spectacular scenery communities following ancient wildlife corridors, historic native trading routes and Gold Rush trails. Along the way, you will experience a vast array of impressive mountain ranges, cascading glaciers, Native American culture and unique Gold Rush history. This tour visits three of the North’s national parks, including Yukon’s Kluane, Denali and guests have the option of joining a tour to visit Kenai Fjords National Park."
Seal River Heritage Lodge, located 60 beautiful kilometers by air from Churchill, Manitoba, will be your home away from home for this exciting week. Known as the Polar Bear and Beluga Whale Capital of the World, this area is also the best place to see large congregations of beluga whales as thousands of them calve in the protection of the Hudson Bay each summer. Both bears and whales, along with the thousands of birds, will be in your backyard-literally.
Canadian Photo Adventures provides an opportunity for people to learn photography skills from professional, award-winning photographers. Explore some of
the most magnificent scenery in the Canadian Rocky Mountains during your next adventure, and sit back and relax while you tour amazing landscapes from
the comfort of their private charter.
Daily breakfast and in-field lunch are provided for three- and six-day tours, along with hotel accommodations for some three-day and all six-day tours
(three-day tours without accommodation are also available). Transportation during all workshops is included. Start creating memories that will last
a lifetime – call an Anderson Vacations specialist for a quote and full list of tour options.
Tucked away in Ucluelet Harbour is the Canadian Princess Resort, a unique fishing and adventure resort on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Guests enjoy some of British Columbia's best guided salmon and halibut fishing from powerful cruisers or agile Boston Whalers. Wildlife adventure cruises and whale watching excursions take guests into the spectacular Broken Group Islands. Accommodation is available in spacious traditional rooms and dining is offered seasonally aboard the ship. From the resort, guests have easy access to Tofino, Long Beach and Pacific Rim National Park.
For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island is home to a world-class celebration of music and culture. The Celtic Colours International Festival presents
dozens of concerts, an extensive line-up of community events, and a nightly Festival Club, as the brilliant backdrop of red, orange and yellow leaves
brings the island’s breathtaking scenery to life. Artists come from the UK, Europe, the US, and across Canada to join the finest of Cape Breton’s musicians,
singers, dancers, storytellers and tradition-bearers for the annual island-wide celebration. Since its introduction in 1997, Celtic Colours has grown
to become one of Canada’s premiere musical events and a cultural highlight of Nova Scotia’s tourism season. The 21st Celtic Colours International Festival
takes place October 6-14, 2017.
This Churchill hotel-based adventure allows you to experience the excitement of polar bear viewing from a world-famous Tundra Buggy, as well as enjoy the eclectic charm of this unique Northern town.The Churchill Town & Tundra Adventurer includes full-day Tundra Buggy safaris on the tundra of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, where polar bears await the freezing of the Hudson Bay. Guests will spend plenty of time watching these majestic mammals, and other arctic wildlife, in their natural environment.This tour also allows ample time to discover Churchill's personality by exploring unique shops, family-run restaurants boasting delicious regional cuisine, and cultural museums that portray the historical importance of the area.
The Frontiers North Town & Tundra Enthusiast tour allows guests to spend time getting to know the wondrous charm of the town of Churchill, while also spending plenty of time on the tundra watching majestic polar bears, and other arctic wildlife, in their natural habitat.This Churchill hotel-based adventure allows you to experience the excitement of polar bear viewing from a world-famous Tundra Buggy, as well as enjoy the eclectic charm of this unique Northern town.The Churchill Town & Tundra Experience includes full-day Tundra Buggy safaris on the tundra of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, where polar bears await the freezing of the Hudson Bay. Guests will spend plenty of time watching these majestic mammals, and other arctic wildlife, in their natural environment. This tour also allows ample time to discover Churchill's personality by exploring unique shops, family-run restaurants boasting delicious regional cuisine, and cultural museums that portray the historical importance of the area.This adventure is ideal for guests who want to experience the wondrous charm of the town of Churchill while also spending days in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, viewing Churchill's incredible polar bears.
Churchill Wild is the only safari company on the planet specializing in ground-level walking tours in the remote polar bear inhabited regions of the Canadian
Arctic. Seven- to nine-day excursions are offered across the various seasons from three exclusive lodges accessible only by private charter aircraft,
each on the Hudson Bay coastline and strategically located for maximum polar bear activity.
Churchill Wild’s authentic traveller safaris offer bucket list experiences depending on the season – from swimming and kayaking with beluga whales to photographing
the stunning landscapes, Northern Lights and awe-inspiring arctic wildlife including polar bears, black bears, arctic fox, wolves and caribou, to name
a few. All safaris provide heart-pounding eye level access to the polar bears that inhabit the areas surrounding the lodges.
Churchill Wild's all-inclusive safaris are offered from Winnipeg and include all flights, highly skilled and knowledgeable guides, accommodation and meals.
The lodges feature all the modern comforts of home (satellite Internet included) and the finest arctic cuisine found north of the 56th parallel!
Touch the Arctic!
Some 30 minutes by boat from Tofino, or 32 kilometres as the eagle flies, rests the premier eco-safari destination Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. The resort is open annually from mid May to the end of September and offers all inclusive adventures of three, four or seven nights. Inspired by late 19th century Great Camps, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort promises the perfect pairing of soft adventure and soft beds ''' a delicious blend of childhood wishes and grown-up dreams. With only 20 luxury guest tents the resort offers an exclusive and personal environment for all visitors.
The high elevations of Banff and Lake Louise make it an early contender for winter's gift of fresh snow. These ideal conditions create a winter playground for cross-country skiing. Many roads, meadows, lakes and trails transform into a sparkling paradise, perfect for this exhilarating winter pursuit. Cross-country ski rentals are available in both Banff and Lake Louise.
It's all about having fun,pushing your boundaries,and finding your happy dance. Explore the lodgepole pine forest of the Cypress Hills on this interpretive,educational and empowering zip line canopy tour. The tour consists of three short hikes,a 38 rung rope ladder climb,six ziplines with lengths of 30 metres to over 180 metres (12 metres in the air),a 24 metre long skybridge,and a five metre vertical climb up a pole. The two hour tours operate ten times daily between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Included in your adventure is two trained guides and all gear needed for zip lining. Other activities at the site include a treetop adventure park,treetop drop,climbing wall,slacklines,and mini-zips for kids.
Build a connection to this World Heritage site as you visit Banff's landmarks and historic places. Hear how the 11,000 year old human history of the Bow
Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered a hidden natural hot spring. Visit the abandoned mining town of Bankhead and Lake Minnewanka Dam,
relics of Banff's industrial past. Tour some classic viewpoints of Banff including Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos lookout. Throughout you will learn about
wildlife, their habitat and protection. Your time will be spent enjoying the sights, taking photos, and participating in short walks to view points on
the many stops of the tour. Additional highlights include Surprise corner for views of the Banff Springs hotel, Bow Falls, and Tunnel Mountain Drive. Maple
cookie snacks and water are provided.
Snuggled cosily under a blanket the cool, crisp air whooshes past you as a team of huskies pulls your dogsled on a picturesque journey through mountain valleys. Dogsledding in Banff National Park just might be the once-in-a-lifetime activity you are looking for. To add even more excitement, you can try mushing the sled for yourself and guide a team of dogs down the trail.
Eco-Adventures 306 Collective provides awesome outdoor adventures at two locations in Saskatchewan with a focus on sustainable and eco-friendly operations.
As the recipient of the Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year at the Canadian Tourism Awards in 2014, they are most known for their two-hour long,
guided zip line canopy tours through the lodgepole pines of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (southwest Saskatchewan). However, we have a sneaking suspicion
that after you experience their tour through the boreal forest located at Elk Ridge Resort near Prince Albert National Park (northern Saskatchewan), you
are going to have a whole new way to remember them!
The tours are uniquely designed to blend in with their surroundings and have put smiles on the faces of thrill seekers and nature lovers alike since day
one. What really brings them to life is their diverse group of zip line guides who put their hearts and souls into delivering memorable experiences to
ensure you get the most out of your time with us.
On top of that, their basecamp locations also feature a variety of awesome outdoor activities that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
What they do definitely isn't your stereotypical Saskatchewan adventure, but by all means it is authentically Saskatchewan! Come out and play!
Bears, wildlife and nature! “Walk With The Grizzlies” as they feast on spawning salmon. This Canadian Signature Experience immerses you in mountain
wilderness, seeing nature through the eyes of the forest. Issued the first grizzly bear viewing licence in British Columbia and with a deep commitment
to wildlife conservation, Gary Zorn has limitless knowledge, stories and respect for the big bears gained over 30 plus years of guiding nature
travellers. There are no viewing platforms. The animals are wild, free and unhabituated.
Safely travel bear country from mid-May through mid-October, exploring bear habitat and wilderness ecosystems of the Cariboo Mountains – including
the rare interior rainforest with giant cedars over 1000 years old – observing grizzlies, moose, mountain caribou, mountain goats, black bears,
wolves, lynx, birds and mountain dwellers in their natural habitat.
Prepare to be amazed as you go from lowland valleys in early spring to boreal forests and high alpine peaks, and to salmon-bearing rivers that reveal
the very soul of British Columbia’s iconic features. An authentic Canadian wilderness experience calling to your ‘wild within’ – giving you lifetime
memories and unforgettable moments in nature.
From wilderness adventures to the comfortable, welcoming and homey atmosphere of the lodge with its country-style gourmet fare, this is a truly Canadian
It's all about having fun,pushing your boundaries,and finding your happy dance. Explore the boreal forest near Prince Albert National Park on this interpretive,educational and empowering zip line canopy tour. Located at Elk Ridge Resort,our zip line canopy tour and other activities are a great way to spend an afternoon in northern Saskatchewan!
Fernie Alpine Resort, located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, is regularly named one of the 'Top Ski Resorts in North America', with natural, legendary
snowfall of up to 11 metres per winter. Combined with gorgeous, panoramic views, perfectly mild weather conditions, five legendary bowls and more terrain
than you know what to do with, it is no wonder why Fernie is quickly becoming a favourite around the globe. Experience endless adventure at Fernie Alpine
Resort; shred legendary powder, soak in a private hot-tub in your cabin hideaway, après-ski in the quaint ski-in/ski-out village at the base of the mountain,
and experience one of the coolest towns in North America, located only five kilometres from the mountain.
The Big Five Safari is a nod to the incredible array of mega fauna that populate the beautiful province of Manitoba. The journey begins in Winnipeg, the geographic centre of North America. From here, travel overland to the beautiful boreal forests and sloping meadows of Riding Mountain National Park, where you will take daily wildlife safaris in search of moose, black bears and bison. After enjoying the landscape of Manitoba’s southern plains, travel north to the tundra town of Churchill, where you will seek out polar bears and beluga whales. Board a Tundra Buggy® and travel overland into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area where polar bear populations are highest. Then float along the Churchill River with melodic beluga whales by boat. This quintessential Manitoba wildlife tour departs in August.
Newfoundland's best tour! Experience the real wild side of Newfoundland. This 90 minute guided cruise to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve is a must do on any visit to Newfoundland. Gatherall's tour is the most consistent tour for spotting puffins and whales. Friendly,professional and caring staff welcome vacationers of all ages.
Cruise in comfort on board on the spacious and stable catamaran - largest tour vessel in NL - inside seating provided for all passengers. Scheduled guaranteed departures daily May through September.Special group /private departures available.
Great Bear Lodge offers grizzly bear viewing on the remote central coast of British Columbia,with tours leaving from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. The charming floating lodge accommodates a maximum of 16 guests,and is powered by wind,solar and micro-hydro. A wildlife biologist leads each tour,by boat or on platforms. Voted by National Geographic Adventure as 'One of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth',the lodge is a perfect place for guests wanting to be immersed in the nature of one of the last great temperate rainforests on earth,the Great Bear Rainforest.
This Canadian Signature Experience® explores BC’s Great Bear Rainforest aboard comfortable 68-foot expedition yachts. Guests join an expert crew and renowned
naturalists in search of extraordinary wildlife like humpback whales and orcas, sea birds, black bears and grizzlies. Join First Nations guides with
hopes of catching a glimpse of the all-white Spirit Bear and discover scenic Fjordland.
Travelling this region by small ship is an unparalleled way to immerse oneself in one of the last tracts of coastal temperate rainforests, with its ever-changing
views and opportunities to go ashore. Departs: various itineraries from late August to mid October.
Your journey of exploration and adventure will take place at our Polar Bear Lodge at Dymond Lake, approximately 30 kilometers by air from Churchill, Manitoba. This dynamic seaport has long been known as the -Polar Bear Capital of the World' as approximately 1,200 of these enormous bears congregate on the Hudson Bay come fall in wait for the freeze. You'll meet several of these animals up-close and on their turf on your Great Ice Bear adventure at our eco-lodge and/or on your Churchill town buggy adventure.
Listen to Blackfoot guides tell stories of the ancient buffalo hunting culture at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built right into the natural landscape,
the award-winning interpretive centre houses five levels of exhibits and explains how the Plains People organized complex communal buffalo hunts
for almost 6,000 years as they lived off the land for their survival. Feel the beat of the native drumming and get up close to take a picture of
your favourite dancer at the First Nations drumming and dance demonstrations every Wednesday in July and August. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is
located 90 minutes south of Calgary on secondary Highway 785, near Fort Macleod. Open daily year round with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas
Day, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday.
The Frontiers North Churchill Town & Tundra tour allows guests to spend time getting to know the wondrous charm of the town of Churchill, while also
spending plenty of time on the tundra watching majestic polar bears and other Arctic wildlife, in their natural habitat. Guests will spend their first
day in Churchill exploring cultural museums, visiting interesting shops and enjoying an afternoon dogsledding program. For the remainder of the tour, guests
will enjoy daily full-day Tundra Buggy excursions in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, where polar bears and other Arctic wildlife are active. This
five day/four night tour departs from October through November. An interpretive transfer and two full-day Tundra Buggy Adventures are included.
Adventures by dog sled! Enjoy a two or four hour tour in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains in the winter season (December through April). Experienced guides and
friendly Alaskan and Siberian huskies will take you through the serene backcountry and submerse you into nature! Learn to be a musher, harness the
dogs and drive the team, or relax as a passenger.
Come howl with Howling Dog Tours!
Available in both Banff and Lake Louise, Sleigh Rides are a great way to slow down and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Enjoy the scenic meadows in Banff or take in the breathtaking views along the shoreline at Lake Louise, complete with an authentic buffalo robe for extra warmth. Sleigh Rides are a must-do winter experience in Banff National Park.
A most exhilarating incredible and amazing paddling adventure. With the magnificent Cariboo Mountains as your backdrop explore along the 360 miles of shoreline ranging from the rare ancient interior rainforest to the high craggy walls of Quesnel Lake’s east arm where mountain goats balance precariously above the clear deep waters. Watch grizzlies and black bears amble along the shores in search of fish, delectable berries, and other bear delicacies. Watch for moose, mountain caribou, deer, wolf, otters and a huge variety of birds including eagles, osprey, loons and other waterfowl, kingfishers and songbirds. Stop onshore Explore the rare ancient interior rainforest with trees over 1000 years old. The lake also hosts a unique strain of large rainbow trout and one of the largest salmon runs in the province.
Recently named Warren Miller’s best ski destination, Kicking Horse has seriously impressed the world since opening in 2000. Winter at Kicking Horse offers
an integrated mountain resort experience with some of the most progressive in-bounds skiing in North America. The mountain consists of 1,260 metres (4,133
feet) of vertical, with 128 runs, four alpine bowls and 85 in-bound chutes spread over 1,143 hectares (2,825 acres) of skiable terrain. Tubing, skating,
world-class dining and ski-in-ski-out accommodations make your winter getaway complete.
Located in the spectacular Purcell Mountains in British Columbia, Kimberley Alpine Resort is known for light fluffy snow, short lift lines, and an abundance of sunny days. Skiers and riders of all abilities will find fun and excitement with rolling, groomed runs dispersed throughout North America's largest gladed terrain, featuring the Black Forest, where fun and adventure await and powder stashes last for weeks. With a unique Bavarian-themed downtown and a grand assortment of on-mountain and ski-in/ski-out accommodation, including Trickle Creek Lodge located directly at the main lift base.
Wake to the sound of a humpback whale as it swims past your ocean side tent. Later that day watch in awe as a pod of orcas swim past your kayak and a bald eagle swoops down to catch a salmon. This can all happen at Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures' Orca Waters Base Camp off northern Vancouver Island. The Orca Waters Base Camp offers a very comfortable camping experience and with Kingfisher's knowledgeable guides this tour is suitable for guests with little or no kayaking or camping experience. Four day and three night "Kayak With Whales" and "Whales and Grizzly Bears" itineraries are available.
Knight Inlet Lodge is Canada's premier grizzly bear viewing resort. The original and largest grizzly bear lodge in BC, Knight Inlet Lodge is committed
to environmentally responsible wildlife viewing. Enjoy this wild and remote area of the Pacific Northwest with grizzly bear viewing from late May through
mid-October. In addition to grizzly bear viewing or whale watching tours, the lodge offers additional tours to resort guests. Each adventure tour or
cruise offers a unique, up-close-and-personal view of this spectacular west coast rainforest region of Canada. Knight Inlet Lodge is the location to
see grizzlies in the wild! A low to moderate level of physical fitness is required for all tours, including the ability to walk approximately 100 metres
on uneven ground.
Welcome home to Lazy Bear Lodge in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada where you can experience it all...'''Up North and Personal'�.
Located near the Hudson Bay, Lazy Bear Lodge sits on the edge of the Boreal Forest and Canadian Tundra, offering a magnificent wildlife experience you won't find anywhere else. The world's largest concentration of Polar Bears, Beluga Whales, the mystical Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and so much more are waiting for you in Churchill.
The Lodge itself is the largest handcrafted log building in Manitoba, promising a unique and memorable visit for each guest. The Lodge which feels more like an 1800's trading post than a modern Eco-Lodge includes over 1000 logs, creating an assembly of twisted, gnarled timbers which now rise again from a forest fire as your solace 1000 miles north of the Canadian border and 500 miles below The Arctic Circle.
A private bathroom with shower, two double beds, cable television, wireless high speed internet and other northern lodge comforts can be found in each of the 33 guest rooms. The location is remote, but the accommodations are first class. You can also enjoy fine dining with a regional flair in the Lazy Bear Cafe. The owners operate The Lodge, providing personal, friendly service to every guest.
You will have the adventure of a lifetime with Lazy Bear Lodge and Expeditions!
At Little Big Bear Safari, you will experience a unique way of viewing the black bear of America in its natural habitat in the deep forest of New Brunswick.
You will learn from Richard, ‘the Bear Man’, about the life of this magnificent creature, the way they communicate, what they eat, and more. Birds,
squirrels and sometimes ducks will be entertaining you as well. The scenery and the sound of water on rapids are breathtaking! Little Big Bear Safari
is not a zoo. The bears are free to come and go as they please.
You will be transported with a mini bus to the foot of a secure and comfortable viewing tower, always accompanied by certified guides. Once in the
tower, you will be asked to be very quiet (whisper instead of talking). For the next two hours, you are in the bear's world. Enjoy the interaction
between these magnificent creatures while they play, chase one another, and fight. The little ones often climb trees while Mama Bear ferociously
chases away a big male intruder. On occasion, you will see Mama Bear nurse her cubs; something you will never see elsewhere. So be sure to bring
your camera/videocamera to capture this rare opportunity.
Note: Due to the nature of this activity, the minimum age is five years old. If you have questions about the bears, Richard will do his best to answer
you, all while whispering. This is an adventure you will never forget! The bears are waiting for you!
Join Major Marine Tours for a spectacular half-day cruise through the calm, pristine waters of Resurrection Bay. Spend an afternoon on the water on the
5 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise or choose from one of three departure times on the 3.5 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise. Experience up-close encounters
with wildlife as the ship is guided alongside seabird rookeries and Steller sea lion colonies. Watch for abundant wildlife such as humpback whales,
orca whales, sea otters, harbour seals, Dall’s porpoises, and more. View alpine glaciers, piedmont glaciers, and the stunning scenery of the Chugach
and Kenai Mountains.
A National Park Ranger will be onboard the 5 hour cruise to provide narration on the history, ecology, and geology of the area. Kids can work directly
with the National Park Ranger in the fun and educational Junior Ranger Program. The 5 hour cruise also features an all-you-can-eat Alaska salmon and
prime rib buffet, freshly prepared and served on board while you cruise. Enjoy the views from your reserved seat in the comfort of the heated cabins
or from one of the outside viewing decks. Cruises depart from the scenic harbour town of Seward.</BodyCopy_English-Base>
Join Major Marine Tours for a spectacular half-day cruise through the calm, pristine waters of Resurrection Bay. Spend an afternoon on the water on the
5 Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise or take advantage of Alaska’s abundance of summer sunlight on the 4 Hour Evening Cruise. Experience up-close encounters
with wildlife as the ship is guided alongside seabird rookeries and Steller sea lion colonies. Watch for abundant wildlife such as humpback whales, orca
whales, sea otters, harbor seals, Dall’s porpoises, and more. View alpine glaciers, piedmont glaciers, and the stunning scenery of the Chugach and Kenai
A National Park Ranger will be onboard to provide narration on the history, ecology, and geology of the area. Kids can work directly with the National
Park Ranger in the fun and educational Junior Ranger Program. Both cruises feature an all-you-can-eat Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet, freshly prepared
and served onboard while you cruise. Enjoy the views from your reserved seat in the comfort of the heated cabins or from one of the outside viewing decks.
Cruises depart from the scenic harbor town of Seward.
Experience the serenity of cruising the calm waters of Prince William Sound while marvelling at the grandeur of its ever-changing glaciers. Major Marine
Tours will be your guide as you cruise through the protected waters outside of Whittier, where seasickness is highly unlikely.
The 5.25 hour Surprise Glacier Cruise visits an actively calving tidewater glacier in spectacular Harriman Fjord. You will visit bird rookeries and Steller
sea lion colonies as you watch for wildlife such as sea otters, Dall’s porpoises, bald eagles, and possibly whales. Travel through a narrow marine
waterway surrounded by forested mountains and visit a working salmon hatchery. The 4.5 hour Blackstone Bay Glacier Cruise takes you to three actively
calving glaciers in beautiful Blackstone Bay. View wildlife such as sea otters, harbour seals, and bald eagles. You will stop at each glacier and float
among the icebergs as you wait for calving, where giant slabs of ancient glacial ice break off and crash into the water.
A Chugach National Forest Ranger will be on board to provide narration on the area’s history, ecology, and geology. Enjoy an Alaska salmon and prime rib
buffet, freshly prepared and served on board while you cruise. Use your reserved seating in the heated cabins as your base camp as you move about the
vessel to view the scenery and wildlife from the outside viewing decks.
Marmot Basin is the only ski area in Jasper National Park; an 11,000 square kilometre wilderness which is part of the UNESCO Canadian Rockies World Heritage
Site. With breathtaking mountain vistas, 86 runs and 3,000 vertical feet of varied terrain on 1,675 acres, Marmot Basin offers visitors a mountain
of great memories. As the northernmost Rocky Mountain ski area with the highest base elevation in Canada, it enjoys abundant dry, natural snow from
mid-November to early May.
Marmot Basin is one of the most diverse ski areas in North America for all abilities, from novice to expert, on four mountain faces. You will find everything
from long, perfectly groomed trails to high alpine bowls and steep chutes filled with Rocky Mountain powder.
An area that fulfils every skier and snowboarder’s dreams!
Bears, Wildlife and Nature! This Canadian Signature Experience® immerses you in the mountain wilderness providing a unique perspective as you “see nature
through the eyes of the forest”. Safely travel bear country observing grizzlies, moose, caribou, mountain goats, wolves, birds and all mountain dwellers
in their natural habitat. Prepare to be amazed as this adventure takes you from lowland valleys in early spring to high alpine, boreal berry patches and
salmon bearing rivers with the power to reveal the very soul of British Columbia’s iconic features. An authentic Canadian wilderness experience provoking
your ‘wild within’ and discovery of the natural world giving you a wealth of lifetime memories or even life changing moments in nature.
With over 30 years experience guiding nature and wildlife travelers, Gary Zorn, known as the Bear Whisperer™, has extensive knowledge and great
respect for the grizzlies. There are no viewing platforms. The animals are wild and free. Following the bears through the seasons provides opportunities
to explore the diversity of the wildlife habitat and the wilderness world. This is the only place you can “Walk With The Grizzlies” as they feast on spawning
From the wilderness adventures to the comfortable welcoming homey atmosphere of the lodge with its country style gourmet fare this is a truly Canadian
Alaska offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences unrivaled by any other destination in the world. Known as America’s “Last Frontier”, Alaska is home to some of the largest national parks and forests in the U.S. The rugged wilderness, breathtaking views, and wild adventures will entice you to return and experience something new each time. From world-class fishing, to endless outdoor activities year-around, to viewing wildlife first-hand in its natural habitat, there is something for everyone in the family in Alaska.
Alberta is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth, as vast as it is varied in landscape and experiences. Filled with unique activities, urban charms and cultural jewels. Dazzling peaks, ancient glaciers, turquoise lakes and Banff and Jasper national parks define Alberta’s iconic Canadian Rocky Mountains. Along the province’s southern rolling foothills, visitors can discover the rich culture of First Nations communities. To the east, the red-hued Canadian Badlands where dinosaur adventures abound. This province is more than just a place to visit; it is a place to truly experience.
British Columbia is the kingdom of abundance. Where glaciated mountains stand over an unruly Pacific. Rainforests wrap cities. Nature shapes culture. The wild breathing life back into the wild within.This abundant, nurturing landscape has sustained ancient societies for 10,000 years. And today, some of those settlements have grown into cities that cling to the edge of wilderness, and won’t let go. People visit and live in BC to be within arm’s reach of nature’s richness. To ski world-renowned resorts, surf Pacific swells, swim in clear mountain lakes, hike to a glacier and back in a day. And all that activity breathes energy into British Columbia's culture of hospitality.
There is no experience quite like Manitoba. There is nothing like feeling your heart race as a polar bear strides silently mere metres away. Nowhere else holds the absolute calm of Manitoba’s many fly-in fishing lodges. Nothing thrills like immersing yourself in the different worlds that Winnipeg, our capital city has to offer. Here, our many cultures are ready to welcome you. Canada’s heart beats here. Let yours beat with it.
New Brunswick’s three unique coastlines, miles of untouched nature and panoramic views will capture hearts and camera lenses, alike. The bustling cities and charming villages each adorn unique culture and authentic cuisine. The infectious Acadian “joie de vivre” gets toes tapping. The Bay of Fundy is home to multiple UNESCO biosphere reserves and the highest tides in the world. These are best experienced at the famous Hopewell Rocks; where you can walk the ocean floor and 6 hours later, kayak the tides that have risen over four stories high.
Welcome to Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, the most easterly edge of North America. This is where the sun rises first and where Vikings landed over 1,000 years ago. This place is home to the oldest settlement and the oldest city in North America, but is the youngest province of Canada. A vast land, with a relatively small population, Newfoundland and Labrador has some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet. Here, you can immerse yourself in wilderness solitude one day and embrace a vibrant culture at the cutting edge of the contemporary western world the next.
Create a Magical Northern Adventure in the Northwest Territories. View awesome displays of Northern Lights at midnight in autumn and winter. Fish for world class trophies on one of our super-sized lakes in the long days of northern summer. Or you could drive across the Arctic Circle to the amazing Mackenzie Delta, on the Dempster Highway.
Nova Scotia is home to stunning natural beauty, an exciting and diverse culture, a rich heritage and breathtaking experiences. With iconic sites such as Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Halifax Citadel, Halifax’s star-shaped fortress, the Cape Breton Highland’s Skyline Trail, located along the Cabot Trail and our newest UNESCO Site, the Landscape of Grand Pré, in the Annapolis Valley, there is no shortage of world-class attractions to explore.
The breathtaking four-seasonal palette of Ontario's vast wilderness, endless forests and abundant wildlife, awaits. Whether you want to reconvene with nature or lose yourself in the excitement of the most multiculturally diverse and socially cohesive region on Earth, you've come to the right place. Let Ontario surprise you with the striking beauty of her scenery and welcome you with the warmth of her people.
Prince Edward Island is one of Canada's premier vacation destinations and a truly unique location for visitors. The coastline offers some of the most stunning vistas in the world. The rolling green hills and scenic farmland keep visitors’ cameras busy as they explore unspoiled beauty. Whether it’s a relaxing day on the beach, a sea kayaking adventure, a round of golf, or an evening at the theatre there is something for everyone. Once visitors have worked up an appetite, local cuisine is everywhere. Visitors can enjoy the bounty of the land or impossibly fresh lobsters, oysters, and mussels at cafés and restaurants throughout the island.
Discover Québec ... an immense province that occupies the northeastern-most corner of North America, unique for its history, language and culture. A place of freedom and creativity at the crossroads of the Old and the New World, where tradition and innovation combine with a contagious energy and joie de vivre! Discover an exceptional destination, four distinct seasons, an incredible natural heritage, an enriching human experience. Multi-faceted geography, diverse landscapes, vegetation and climate, and a rich history spanning five centuries, from colonial regime to the present-day challenge of maintaining the cultural vitality of this unique culture in North America!
Saskatchewan is one big, beautiful place. Land and sky are ever-present influences. Nature is always in your backyard. Overhead, dramatic “Living Skies” command attention. Sunsets reveal colours rarely seen. Brilliant sunshine prolongs summer days and warms the chill of winter. Night skies (some of the darkest in North America) showcase the infinite wonders of the cosmos.The hospitality here is second-to-none. Visitors are immediately made to feel like part of the community, like a member of the family. No matter what part of Saskatchewan you choose to explore, no matter how long you decide to stay, the essence of this place will make a memorable impression.
Canada’s Yukon is world renowned as a legendary land filled with Klondike Gold Rush history, pristine wilderness and natural phenomena, like the midnight sun and the northern lights. The territory is also blessed with teeming wildlife, mighty heritage rivers, and a unique arts and culture that speak to the people who are drawn by the spirit of the north. Home of Canada’s highest peak, Mount Logan, this magical territory offers a larger than life experience to its visitors.