Canada Wildlife Holidays

For the wildlife lovers out there, Canada is the place to be – from June to October the big draw tends to be the famous grizzly bear and the playful killer whales but let’s not forget the moose and the deer, the wolves and the cougars, the bald eagles and the hummingbirds, the beavers and the otters – there’s simply too many to name them all! Head to Port McNeill on Vancouver Island for an experience of a lifetime, sea kayak and spot wild orca play in their natural environment.  For the bear enthusiasts head to Tofino, at the edge of the Pacific Rim National Park, where you’ll take to the waters to spot black bears foraging for food at low tide.  Not for the faint-hearted!  And for a slightly less demanding, but no less exciting, way to spot whales and other marine life around Vancouver Island, stay in Victoria and adventure out on a dinghy tour where you’ll learn all about the fascinating creatures that live in these waters. Read on for more inspiration for what wildlife to see and where in Canada.

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Our Top Trips & Itineraries for Wildlife Watching in Canada

Simply pick and choose your favourite bite-sized trips or ready-made itinerariesadd them to your Travel Plan and request a quote. It’s easy. Our Travel Specialists will then put together a holiday that’s right for you. Plus you’ll have the same team for the life of your booking & support from our local partners on the ground 24/7.

black bear in tofino canada

The Bear Necessities

Duration4 days / 3 nights (flexible)

LocationTofino / Ucluelet

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Kayaking with Orcas

Duration5 days / 4 nights

LocationOrca Base Camp, Port McNeill

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People kayaking by pier on lake with trees

Untouched Orca Bay

Duration3 days / 2 nights

LocationTelegraph Cove / Port McNeill

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Black bear munching on grass

Canada in a Nutshell

Duration11 days / 10 nights

LocationVancouver - Victoria - Tofino - Quadra Island - Vancouver

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From Mountain Peaks to Rugged Coasts

Duration18 days / 17 nights

LocationBanff - Jasper - Wells Gray/Clearwater - Thompson River - Okanagan Valley - Telegraph Cove - Tofino - Vancouver

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Customer hiking the rainforest trailWalking & hiking holidays
Looking for the best places to go hiking & walking during your holiday in Canada? We've put together our favourite spots together for you!
Hiking & walking experiences
Mountain Biking in Sun PeaksCycling & Biking Holidays
Canada is a paradise for cyclists and mountain bikers alike, explore the cities by bike, ride the cross-country forest, mountain & downhill trails of Whistler,
Cycling & biking experiences
Family holding hands and smiling in a national parkInformation
Moss covered mountains and forests teeming with wildlife await on a Canada family holiday. Take your family to explore this mighty country.
Family travel ideas
lake and trees in ucluelet canadaVancouver Island
A haven for nature-lovers and adventure-seekers, Vancouver Island offers rugged landscapes and fresh ocean air along with a whole lot of wildlife.
Vancouver Island guide

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