Attention all nature lovers!
Home to some of the most diverse and unspoilt natural scenery in the world Canada abounds with some of the most unique scenery in the world.
Such varied landscapes range from rainforest to alpine glaciers, prairies to the frozen Arctic and all of which are home to a wealth of wildlife.
Set you eyes upon bears, moose, deer, incredible bird life and of course magnificent marine life across three oceans.
Take you pick from Orca (killer whales) in their natural environment in places like Robson Bight or Telegraph Cove along the pristine coastal waters of British Columbia.
Head to the frozen tundra of Churchill in Northern Manitoba where white Beluga Whales playfully swim past your boat.
In the East rugged Coastlines and islands abound with such natural wonders as Hopewell Rocks where you can walk on the ocean floor at low tide while above migrating sea birds make their homes.
The contrasting colours of red sandstone cliffs, white sandy beaches and green fields of Prince Edward Island make for limitless photo opportunities before you race the tide at Fundy, New Brunswick.
Even more one of a kind wildlife can be found within Canada’s vast interior such as porcupines, bald eagles, caribou all roaming the wilderness of the Great Central Plains.
Paddle up stream at Algonquin Park in your own canoe whilst keeping an eye out for moose, bears, wolves and beavers and all of this is only a few hours from the heart of Toronto.
In Canada you don’t have to travel far from major cities to sight wildlife in their natural habitat.
The Rocky Mountains are an incredible natural beauty and feature as the backbone of the North American continent. These picturesque mountain ranges straddle the two provinces of British Columbia & Alberta and are home to such gems as Moraine Lake and Valley of the ten peaks in Banff National Park which is Canada’s oldest and most visited.
Here are some of our suggestions for National Parks that offer jaw-dropping scenery, historical sites or those that are a bit lesser know but well worth the visit.
The largest icefield south of the Arctic and pioneering trading posts.
Yoho, British Columbia
A UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the Emerald Lake.
Historic hotels, spas, railway memorabilia all set in beautiful scenery.
With over 500 archaeological sites and home to Inuit culture.
where Sitting Bull took refuge
Gros Morne, Newfoundland
Explore fjords, inlets, sea stacks and deserted beaches.
Now back to those bears… From Grizzlies to Polar Bears to their smaller cousins the Black Bear and Brown Bear might leaving you thinking that Canada is the Bear capital of the world.
You can view these marvels of nature in their natural habitats from the frozen north of Manitoba and Nunavut where great white Polar Bears can be seen wondering the ice fields.
Just west of Vancouver on Victoria Island travel to Campbell River where you can spot Black Bears with their cubs.
To view Canada’s most famous animal the Grizzly Bear there is not better spot than the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia where you can observe these bears feasting on wild Salmon.
We were up bright eyes and bushy tailed (well beady eyes and bushed tails!) at 4.30am this morning for our transfer from Banff to Calgary. All our drivers have been really friendly and chatty but I was quietly relieved when this driver discretely turned off the bus lights 10 minutes after the journey began to let us continue sleeping.
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I woke early to the sound of the snow plows heading up the mountain - what a perfect alarm clock at a ski resort. After a hearty breakfast and purchasing a bright pink crash helmet we headed up the mountain for a full day skiing. We paid for ski lessons in the morning and then used the expertise of the mountain hosts in the afternoon. All these guys (and girls) are awesome and so knowledgeable.
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We skied the whole day today at Silver Star in British Columbia, Canada and we had perfect blue skies, no wind and only one or two people on any run we went on - unmatched skiing conditions. This day has officially gone down as my skiing day highlight. WOW.
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