Go wild in Canada


Canada boasts some of the most magnificent scenery in the world and, although spectacular, it is merely a backdrop for the amazing array of wildlife that calls it home.


From polar bears in Manitoba, caribou in the Yukon and grizzly bears all over the country, the chance of spotting some of the local wildlife on your trip is highly likely. It is, however, important to remember that wildlife is just that, wild and that being able to see an animal, be it a deer, bear or beaver, in its natural habitat really is a privilege.


Get up close and personal with a grizzly bear at the home to one of the largest concentrations of grizzly bears in British Columbia, Knight Inlet Lodge.

Bear Thrills. Watching whales, seals and grizzly bears in northern BC


There are many specialist resorts around Canada that, as well as protecting the natural sanctuary of the animals, enable you to get as up close and personal as you would want, especially to a three-metre tall grizzly male or a moose that is trying to woo his amour.


From May to October, Great Bear Lodge offers you the chance to not only   stay on a floating lodge close to the natural habitat of brown, black and grizzly bears, but it also gives you the opportunity to spot wolves and maybe even a bald eagle.


Your companion will fly free to Canada when two people book selected tours throughout North America departing from Australia. Book by 17 May 2018.


Guardians of the Great Bear Rainforest: Spirit Bears and the Gitga’at Nation


Did you know that polar bears aren’t the only white bears in Canada? Spirit bears are black bears with a recessive gene that results in one-in-ten being white, with legend stating this is to remind us of when the earth was covered by a glacier.

Of course, Canada’s other great white bear, the polar bear is every bit as exciting to watch as the spirit bear and there’s no better way to see them than with Frontiers North Adventures. Polar bears are truly majestic and beneath that calm, laconic exterior is an animal that is determined to survive in extreme environments.


Experience and observe polar bears up close in their natural habitat staying at the world-famous Tundra Buggy Lodge.


Swimming with Belugas in Churchill – Manitoba, Canada


Not all of Canada’s wildlife lives on land and the magnificent beluga whale draws people to Manitoba with the promise of seeing one of these gentle giants. Incredibly social and nosey, the beluga whale is always keen to investigate what’s going on in its environment, so catching sight of one shouldn’t be too difficult.


Of course, you can see Canada’s wildlife all across the country, but it is important to respect the animals’ environment. This video from Parks Canada is a perfect example of how to interact with native animals without being too intrusive.



Dreaming of meeting a magnificent grizzly or polar bear in person? Head to Destination Canada’s website to discover how to make your dream holiday come true, or check out Flight Centre’s offers.

Written by Debbie McTaggart

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