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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.

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Over 150 years ago, an expedition led by Sir John Franklin set out to find the “Northwest Passage”, a route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Arctic Ocean. The expedition's two vessels and all its men disappeared, sparking an enduring mystery that has intrigued and gripped the imagination of Canadians ever since. A new chapter in this tale was written in September 2014, when a joint government / private expedition located the final resting place of the HMS Erebus (one of Franklin's lost ships), in the frigid waters of the Victoria Strait. In this Arctic voyage, you will join One Ocean Expeditions as they navigate their modern expedition vessel through the very same waters and wonder about the fate of these early Arctic explorers.

Painter's Lodge is set against a majestic backdrop of mountains and lush coastal forests and is the destination for outdoor adventure on Vancouver Island. With a rich history of salmon fishing, the resort has grown to offer whale watching, wildlife adventures, rapids tours, tennis, nearby golf, kayaks, an Aveda Spa and more. The resort features west coast cuisine in Legend's Dining Room and classic pub-fare in the Tyee Pub. Enjoy the complimentary water shuttle across Discovery Passage to the sister resort, April Point Resort & Spa, where you have full access to another adventure resort.

Québecers have a culture that’s unique in North America. Deeply rooted in North America and yet fiercely proud of its French heritage, Québec is a blend of the Old and New Worlds, famous for its unique lifestyle and joie de vivre! The vast majority of Québec’s approximately eight million people live close to the St. Lawrence River. Historic buildings, lighthouses, characterful inns and quaint towns throughout the famed Charlevoix and Gaspé regions of Québec provide the building blocks of this cultural tour. This tour will experience lively, cosmopolitan Montréal, historic Québec City, take in a train ride exploring the coastal villages along the St. Lawrence River and then take one of North America’s most beautiful, yet little known panoramic roads for the Gaspésie Tour, a legendary scenic drive that loops around the Gaspé Peninsula, given a 3-star (top most) rating in the Michelin Green Guide.

The Remington Carriage Museum is located in Cardston, just 45 minutes southwest of Lethbridge. You are welcomed to one of the world’s finest museums of horse-drawn transportation. The museum‘s collection ranges from carriages and buggies to wagons and sleighs and all are beautifully displayed to tell the story of this bygone era. Guided tours and interactive displays make the stories come alive to create a great visitor experience. The Remington Carriage Museum also boasts a working stable, carriage rides in the summer, theatre, carriage restoration shop, cafeteria and a gift shop. The museum offers a look back in time that is enjoyed by all ages and is open daily year round with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday.

Journey down the Saint John River in a 13 seat voyager canoe. Your adventure starts at the Hartt Island Resort and ends and the Small Craft Aquatic Centre in downtown Fredericton. Led by one of the qualified guides, the two to three hour tour meanders through the islands of the Saint John River. Includes shuttle and non alcoholic beverages. Group rates available.

There are a number of ways to get around Newfoundland and Labrador that promise scenic views and a new adventure around every corner. One of the best ways is to self drive. Newfoundland and Labrador is a vast place with lots of open country, so if you want to travel at your own pace a self drive vacation is perfect for you. The scenic driving routes will take you to historic sites, lighthouses, parks, trails, outdoor activities, museums and natural wonders. Stop at a lighthouse for lunch and hike on a rocky shore in the afternoon. Trace your hands over ancient rock formations and fossils and then relax at a local pub after you're done. Make your own discoveries at every turn of the road. An Anderson Vacations consultant would be pleased to provide a customised quotation for a self drive in Newfoundland.

Shearwater Resort & Marina is a world-class fishing and eco-adventure resort in the Great Bear Rainforest on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Take advantage of the all-inclusive fly-in vacation packages with your guide. Chase down Chinook Salmon up to 75 pounds, Coho Salmon up to 25 pounds, and explore the wilderness in search of the world-famous Spirit Bear (Kermode Bear), the only place in the world to see a White Phase Black Bear. Visit areas to view 10,000 year old pictographs, totems and burial chambers. While you are commuting to these amazing areas, you will come across white-sided dolphins chasing your boat, humpback whales breaching and killer whales (orcas) cruising with their pods.

Travel to one of the most pristine ski destinations in the heart of the Canadian Rockies onboard Via Rail’s Snow Train while viewing the most spectacular scenery on the planet.

Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to enjoy the tranquility of the Yukon wilderness and to photograph the stunning Yukon landscape. On this half day snowshoeing tour, you’ll get to strap on snowshoes and experience the rugged backcountry just like the gold miners, trappers and fur traders of days gone by. Guided tour includes transfers, snowshoes, warm beverage and a snack.

Rugged mountains, a cloak of old-growth forest and sapphire blue waters make Sonora Island one of Canada's loveliest spots ''' and Sonora Resort is a jewel in the midst of all this wild beauty. Long known as a luxury destination on British Columbia's Inside Passage, this all-inclusive Relais & Chateaux resort invites guests to design the vacation of their dreams, whether it is an outdoor wilderness adventure or a relaxing spa retreat. Sonora's Canadian wilderness setting is a haven for wilderness enthusiasts, where guests can commune with nature on an eco-tour to view orcas and grizzly bears, kayak the pristine local waters, or land a prize catch on a fishing expedition. After an afternoon of adventure, Island Currents Spa offers outdoor mineral pools, perfect for a soothing soak, and an array of locally inspired treatments. Exquisite meals are prepared by Executive Chef, Terry Pichor in the ocean view dining room, where guests can savour local and international fine wines. Private suites, cozy common areas and inviting hot tubs create a home away from home with inviting decor and luxurious amenities. It is an ideal setting for rejuvenation, capped by a spectacular ocean view. Sonora Resort is just a 50 minute helicopter flight from Vancouver International Airport, or a one hour Water Taxi tour from Campbell River, on Vancouver Island.

If you're crazy about Loons this special birding adventure in the Cariboo Mountains is not to be missed. The distinctive mystical haunting call of the Loon is magical and mysterious . It’s the voice of the Canadian wilderness - the “call of the North”. The boreal lakes provide an ideal and spectacular natural environment for the loons to raise their chicks in the backwater coves with protected shoreline shelter for nesting and clear waters providing abundant food sources. Photograph and learn about the evolution of these birds with brilliant black and white plumage. Watch as the chicks in their charcoal and black downy coats catch a ride on the backs of the adults as they learn the ways of their watery wilderness habitat. An incredible birding experience in an authentic Canadian wilderness 'classroom'.

An Alaskan destination and lifestyle. Guests say the Summer Iditarod Program is the top rated 'single best day' of their Alaska visit. Dream a Dream Dog Farm captures the heritage and culture of the Alaskan Husky. The two hour program includes an Iditarod and sled dog presentation featuring Vern Halter; sled dog rides with 14 to 16 dog teams on wilderness trails; hiking and playing with the new summer pups; and a homestead tour of the gardens,greenhouse and log home. Operating from mid May through to late October with daily 9.30am or 1.30pm tours. If you want to stay overnight you can with the Bed and Breakfast option. Transportation and lunch is also available upon request with pick-up/drop-off to many Anchorage motels or Bed and Breakfast locations.

Revel in an Arctic spring with an array of activities from snowmobiling and dog sledding to ice fishing and igloo building, and experience the traditional Inuit way of life. Travel north to Iqaluit, Nunavut’s capital, from Ottawa on a short three hour flight and experience all that an Arctic spring has to offer. Led by Inuit guides who live and breathe the great outdoors, you’ll develop a deeper appreciation for the Arctic. Your itinerary combines the best of the early spring season and a few of Iqaluit’s top highlights and attractions. Then, after a full day of discovery, relax and keep an eye out for possible northern lights in the evening sky.

A taste of Nunavut with the adventure of setting foot on the Arctic Circle with the experience of Churchill's famous summer colours and Beluga Whales! Why Repulse Bay? You can literally walk on history as you explore this traditional Inuit community that still thrives on its hunting/fishing lifestyle. You can breathe the freshest air in the world and watch the crystal waters sparkle. After exploring Nunavut, you will travel south to Churchill where you will enjoy a few days in the Polar Bear & Beluga Whale Capital of the World! Listen to the legendary '''Canaries of the Sea'� as we mingle with the beluga whales in Churchill. Enjoy the stunning summer colours of the tundra and fall in love with the north as you explore this unspoiled habitat.

This classic canoe trip down the Yukon from Whitehorse to Dawson City is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes, following the trail of the old history. Special canoeing skills are not required. The tour starts in Whitehorse on the Yukon River with the compass needle set north, pass many relics of the historic gold rush of 1898. The expedition travels over 700 kilometres on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements such as Fort Selkirk, Hootalinqua and Big Salmon Village. Camps are set up on the gravel and sand banks of the mighty river where one can enjoy a refreshing bath in the Yukon. Black bears are quite common in the Yukon valley and are often seen by guests. Be sure to watch the ridges of the cliffs along the river to spot the busy mammal.

This summer, The Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies will have two four-day rides, one five day ride and two six-day rides in Waterton Lakes National Park (a World UNESCO Site) in southwestern Alberta, Canada. The base camp, known as “Teepee Town” will be located in the Waterton Lakes area on private land, a few minutes drive from the border of Waterton Lakes National Park. The camp, although “rustic and in the wilderness,” has private accommodations for individuals, families and friends, in walled tents and native Indian style canvas teepees, complete with raised cots and mattresses. Hot home cooked meals are served in a large kitchen/dining tent and the camp has plenty of hot water, washbasins, a hot outdoor shower, and dry toilets.The traditional “Doughnut tent” is where you gather in the evenings around the campfire for a traditional “sing-song” or perhaps music, entertainment, and educational talks. All this fun while the professional staff look after the food, the horses, and your safety and well being. It is a complete holiday package!

Frontiers North's Tundra Buggy Lodge is located in the Churchill Wildlife Management area, home to the largest concentration of polar bears in the area. Guests will enjoy wildlife viewing around the clock from the comfort of the lodge. Daily Tundra Buggy excursions, led by a knowledgeable guide, allow guests to explore the area beyond the lodge and give plenty of photography opportunities. The six or seven night excursions depart from October through November. Enjoy a Churchill & Area Tour, Eskimo Museum, Parks Canada Interpretive Centre, dogsledding and three full-day Tundra Buggy Adventures.

Frontiers North's Tundra Buggy® Lodge, located in the heart of polar bear country, offers a unique, immersive experience where guests can fall asleep and wake up with polar bears right outside their window and, on a clear night, the northern lights dance above, unhindered by town lights. The Lodge consists of two sleeping units, a lounge with Internet access, and a dining unit where guests can share stories and enjoy delicious regional cuisine. Evenings at the Lodge include presentations from Polar Bears International representatives. Daily Tundra Buggy excursions, led by a knowledgeable guide, allow guests to explore the area beyond the Lodge and give plenty of photography opportunities. Tundra Buggy Lodge departures run from October through November.

Complete your Calgary Stampede experience by becoming a cowboy. Extend your stay around the legendary rodeo or join a trip throughout the summer. Banff Trail Riders has been leading people into the back country over 50 years and are experts at teaching you how to ride and the basics to cowboy up! Whether you are seeking a touch of luxury through a lodge stay or a more rustic experience through their wilderness tents, these trips are world class riding with full catering to boot. Join a sampler 2 day trip, or go full cowboy for 6 days. All supplies are transported in advance by the mule train and cowboys will have things ready for your arrival at the lodges and camps. Throughout your riding time all you will need to focus on is the trail before you and the scenery surrounding you.

Tofino: wild by nature! West Coast Aquatic Safaris can help you experience it all, whether you are looking for a relaxing soak in natural hot springs; the thrill of watching bears, whales and other wildlife; the breathtaking views of this beautiful and unique environment or enjoying a picturesque sunset on one of the Season Safaris. The captains, interpreters, and office staff will provide a first-class, memorable trip, while maintaining the professionalism of a Transport Canada Safety Certified crew and fleet. West Coast Aquatic Safaris is suitable for all members of the family and a gangway aboard NANUQ makes it accessible for all. West Coast Aquatic Safaris is an optimal way to experience British Columbia’s nature and wildlife, a must-do while visiting Tofino. From watching bears catch their own seafood dinner and marvelling at humpbacks breaching, to watching bald eagles swoop down to the ocean for their meal and enjoying a sunset cruise, the team at West Coast Aquatic Safaris wants to ensure you experience it all during your trip to Tofino!

Discover the most beautiful whale watching site in the world. Experience this fascinating whale watching cruise over two or three hours aboard either the Grand Fleuve or Zodiac. Meet the world's most fascinating and majestic creatures. Let the captain and guide tell you stories of how these impressive marine mammals live. Cruises depart May to October.

The Wickaninnish Inn, a Relais & Châteaux property since 1997, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Chesterman Beach on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, near the eclectic town of Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park. The two contemporary cedar buildings, set against a backdrop of ancient temperate forest, boast an extensive local art collection, and all rooms and suites offer ocean or beach views, a gas fireplace, soaker tub and individual balcony. Uncompromising service, including a concierge team, is a standard. The sole resort on Chesterman Beach, Tofino’s longest at over two kilometres, the Inn is home to refined West Coast cuisine at The Pointe Restaurant – one of Tofino's top restaurants and a must-go Vancouver Island dining destination.

On winter nights in the Northwest Territories, the Aurora Borealis is often so vivid it seems close enough to touch. Far from city lights, stand on a frozen lake and watch the night sky light up. When the aurora is overhead, you can almost feel the northern lights wrap ghostly fingers around you. Choose a heated and enclosed deck chair on a viewing deck, or the steaming heat of an outdoor hot tub for a unique view of the aurora. For a truly magical experience, try a dog sled adventure under the northern lights. Whether you prefer rugged or pampered, Northwest Territories outfitters and lodges offer unique and spectacular aurora experiences just for you.

Join SunDog Tours on this daily Winter Wildlife Discovery Tour. The knowledgeable guides are trained to seek out all of the park’s most iconic creatures. Big or small, there are lots of animals to see in Jasper! Elk, deer, sheep, goats, coyotes, wolves, and moose are just a sample of Jasper’s wild mountain fauna. Learn how these animals contribute to the rich diversity of the national park.

This classic canoe trip down the Yukon from Carmacks to Dawson City is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes,following the trail of the old history. Special canoeing skills are not required. The tour starts in Carmacks on the Yukon River with the compass needle set north,and we pass many relicts of the historic gold rush of 1898. The expedition travels over 400 km on this mighty river,exploring several abandoned settlements such as Fort Selkirk. Camps are set up on the gravel & sand banks of the mighty river where one can enjoy a refreshing bath in the Yukon. Black bears are quite common in the Yukon valley and are often seen by our guests.

Experience five days of winter adventure in the far north. This tour will take you snowmobiling through the memorable winter scenery of the Yukon and will allow you to soak up the view of snow covered mountains and lakes with thick layers of ice. Learn the old tradition of dogsledding where you will feel the power and durance of the dogs,listen to their breaths and feel the creaking snow under the runners. If that is not enough you will also experience the breathtaking winter scenery from above with a sightseeing flight. The flight will let you see wildlife game like the elk,moose,caribou and mountain goats,in their natural surrounding up-close at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. This is an eventful tour for the whole family.

On our four day/3 night Aurora viewing tour,you'll fly to scenic Whitehorse,the Yukon's capital; surrounded by mountains clad in white. On 3 successive evenings,you'll have the chance to see the stunning Aurora Borealis on the Aurora viewing tours at the custom built Aurora viewing location,the AuroraCentre,far from the lights of the city,so you can be mesmerized by the Northern Lights - and create your own legends. The first evening will feature relaxing Northern Lights viewing beside a roaring campfire,the perfect way to get your vacation going. Day times are free for optional winter sightseeing,shopping and touring in and around the capital. Try dog sledding,snowmobiling,snowshoeing,cross country skiing or ice fishing.

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.

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