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Bear watching is one of Canada's most popular activities and with good reason. The country's bear watching is second to none. British Columbia is king when it comes to grizzlies with salmon-filled rivers and the temperate depths of the Great Bear Rainforest. You can find half of all Canada's grizzly bears in this province alone. Resorts like Knight Inlet Lodge and Nimmo enjoy enviable locations and experienced guides to help your chances of spotting them. Bear watching on Vancouver Island is one of the most rewarding activities as you can reliably see black bears foraging along the coastline. British Columbia is also home to the ethereal and elusive spirit bear, also known as the Kermode bear. This startling cream-coated subspecies of the black bear is found nowhere else in the world.

Canada has one of the longest bear-watching seasons in the world, so you'll have endless opportunities to view them. The bear season in Canada lasts from April or May to October when black and brown bears are out of hibernation. Churchill in Manitoba is the best location to search for polar bears during October and November. You can get right up to these beautiful giants on a Tundra buggy tour. Whether you’ve dreamed of grizzlies feasting on sockeye salmon or the world's largest land mammal roaming the wild Arctic, bear watching in Canada can make your dreams come true thanks to over 63 million acres of park and wildlife areas to explore.

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Canada is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including iconic animals such as polar bears, moose, beavers, wolverines, and caribou. With its diverse habitats and vast size, Canada is a great place to see wildlife in its natural habitat.

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