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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.”Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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 adventure.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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 ParkRead more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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>Read more
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 Mountains.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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 salmon.
From the wilderness adventures to the comfortable welcoming homey atmosphere of the lodge with its country style gourmet fare this is a truly Canadian adventure.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Visit one of the world’s finest museums of horse-drawn transportation! The Remington Carriage Museum is located in Cardston, just 30 minutes east of Waterton Lakes National Park. 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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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!Read more
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.
The Ultimate Arctic Summer Adventure combines five days of unforgettable wildlife with the cozy comfort of the Lazy Bear Lodge.
With 60,000 beluga whales filling the Hudson Bay and polar bears leaving the pan ice, July and August is the perfect time to visit Churchill. You will go on a jet boat tour where you will see countless beluga whales and visit the Prince of Wales Fort. Your Hudson Bay Coastal Tour will focus on going out to view polar bears in their summer environment on the rocks and swimming in the water. You can add on additional tours to kayak and snorkel with the beautiful beluga whales. On land, you will go on a summer Arctic Crawler tundra tour as well as a town and area tour to see the historic sites of Churchill. After the adventure, you can then wind down in the serenity of the Lazy Bear Lodge.
Lazy Bear Expeditions offers the most unique summer arctic adventure to view both the friendly beluga whales and the mighty polar bears.Read more
Prepare to be wowed! With Lazy Bear Expeditions, you will spend two full days on the tundra tracking and observing the majestic polar bear
Explore the tundra in style. In 2011, Lazy Bear Expeditions introduced their new Tundra vehicles dubbed the “Arctic Crawlers”™. They are spacious, heated, have large windows, a flush toilet and large viewing deck. During your tundra tours, you will visit the Churchill Hudson Bay Coastline and Wildlife Management Area, where the polar bears hang out! Your experienced guide will take you to polar bear hot spots with stops along the way at wilderness areas known for Arctic fox, Arctic hare and snowy owls. Each night you will return to the Lazy Bear Lodge, where you can warm up by a fireplace, enjoy local cuisine and get a good night’s sleep.
Your adventure includes a dog mushing tour and a Cultural and Heritage tour that will take you to historic Cape Merry, the ‘Polar Bear Jail’ and several sites and short hikes along the coastline.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More