It's feeling the wind on your face as you zip-line through the cedars or listening for the aurora’s song as it shimmers in the Northern skies. It's seeing a whale's fluke disappear into the ocean or a bear’s breath mist the morning air. That's Canada's wild side!
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Canada is bursting with activity holidays waiting to take your breath away. An adventure holiday in Canada is a fantastic choice if you fancy combining a wildlife holiday with an activity break, and they're especially great for families. From zip-lining in Whistler to bear watching on Vancouver Island, canoeing in Ontario to a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls, we've got it all. Thought about horse-riding in Canada? One of our ranch holidays could be just the thing. Fancied kayaking in Canada? Try our canoe adventure in Ontario’s lakes and waterways.
Our holidays visit the most luscious and colourful areas of Canada, and the range of activities on offer is endless. You can canoe, hike, mountain bike or just sit lakeside and enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. We've got lovely log cabins and luxurious wilderness hotels where a stay will really make you feel at one with nature. The prairies outside Calgary are perfect to explore on horseback, while our adventure tours in Canada offer ideal bear watching opportunities in the wild.
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A Canada holiday wouldn’t be complete without spotting Canada’s favourite residents. Black bears are commonly sighted in the mountains, while remote wilderness resorts offer excellent grizzly viewing, especially around BC’s salmon run in September. You can spot bears between April and November (except polar bears, which are best in October and November).
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and Whitehorse, Yukon are the best places for the Northern Lights on an aurora tour between November and April.
The Rockies look incredible by horseback in Banff National Park. The Alberta prairies and BC Interior are other great spots.
Resorts like Whistler and Tremblant are ideal for treetop zip-lining. For a different experience in a harness, try the CN Tower Edgewalk.
Ontario is epic for canoeing and kayaking. Algonquin Provincial Park has endless lakes and waterways with whitewater outside Ottawa.
Canada is home to more than 30 species of whale. May to October is the main season to spot whales, with the peak around July and August. Towns like Tadoussac, Québec and Digby, Nova Scotia are best for humpbacks, minke, blue and beluga whales. Manitoba’s Hudson Bay is the best place for belugas, while BC’s Victoria reigns supreme for orcas.