Canada Wildlife Holidays

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Save up to £500 per booking with our great March savings. Offer applies to selected 2023 Canada and Alaska holidays – rail, cruise, rail & cruise, fly drive, motorhome, ski, city break and escorted tour holidays. Book by 31 March 2023. T&Cs apply.

Yvonne Stewart, Canadian Affair Travel Expert

bear watching in canada

Bear Watching

Canada's bear species

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whale watching in canada

Whale watching

Canada's whale species

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other wildlife in canada

Other wildlife

Canada's diverse residents

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Wildlife Lodge Experiences

Lodge Experiences

Best for bears

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when and where to see wildlife

When & Where

Plan your visit

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See Canada's wildlife for yourself

Watch these inspiring videos to get an idea of the incredible animal encounters you can experience in Canada

Best places to spot Canadian wildlife

From bear watching in British Columbia to minke in the Maritimes, find the best places to spot wildlife.

bear watching off Vancouver island

Bear watching

Black bears can be spotted in any of Canada’s mountain regions, but the most reliable place is on Vancouver Island. Join a bear watching cruise to spot the coastal black bears foraging on the shoreline. For grizzlies, head into British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest where resorts like Knight Inlet know the best salmon fishing spots.

bald eagles

Bald eagles

These majestic birds can be spotted in the BC mountains – particularly on a Rocky Mountaineer train tour.

moose in ontario


For the best chance to see Canada’s iconic animal, head east. Ontario and Quebec are full of moose, especially in Algonquin Provincial Park.

wolf in canada


Wolves are harder to spot, but if you join a wildlife tour in the wilds of the pristine Yukon, you’ll have the best chance.

elk in canada


Banff wildlife is abundant and varied, but elk are a staple of the national park. Spot them in the town or in campsites in the early morning.

humpback whale

Whale watching

For orcas and humpbacks, there’s no better place than off the coast of Victoria on Vancouver Island. The orcas live here all year round and humpbacks are summer visitors. For more varied species, head east. The rich waters off Digby, Nova Scotia, and Tadoussac, Quebec, are teaming with humpback, sperm, minke and blue whales from April to November.

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