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Canadian Wilderness Holidays

Canadian nature holidays are your chance to slow down and appreciate the finer details of the landscape, from forested islands to diverse coastlines and lofty mountains. One element of nature that draws visitors repeatedly, though, is wildlife. Whether you fancy grizzly viewing on remote islands, whale watching in the open water, or a chance to spot polar bears in the Arctic, there are endless outdoor adventures to be had in the Great White North.

Bear watching is an integral part of wildlife holiday packages. Your tour may take you by floatplane to the remote Knight Inlet, where British Columbia's largest population of grizzly bears live, or by train deep into Jasper or Banff National Parks, where these massive mammals roam freely in the Canadian Rockies. While seeking out grizzlies, you may also catch a glimpse of black bears or the elusive Kermode. Of course, moose, caribou, wolves, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats also come into view during Canada grizzly bear tours.

As for northern Canada adventures, Churchill polar bear tours are some of the most unique. Aboard a raised Tundra Buggy, venture into the tundra in search of these majestic creatures and other arctic wildlife, including fox and snow geese. Windows surround the buggies, and on the back, an open viewing platform offers an even more immersive polar bear experience.

Coastal Canadian wilderness holidays often include whale watching expeditions. Cruise along the Inside Passage off British Columbia's coast to watch humpbacks, orcas, and gray whales. Spot 13 whale species, including blue whales and pilot whales, while sailing along the St. Lawrence River near Quebec. In the Maritimes, keep your eyes peeled for minke and finback whales breaching in the Bay of Fundy. There are adventure activities in Canada from coast to coast and everywhere in between.

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Cabin Emerald at Lake Yoho National Park
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Montmorency Falls And Bridge
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Hopewell Rocks Bay Of Fundy
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Bay Of Fundy
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A Taste of Quebec
29 Jul 2019
SHARON R from Texas
5 stars
“We really enjoyed our vacation. Vacations by Rail took care of all of the details and everything was perfect. Would highly recommend this tour.
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Quebec City, Nova Scotia, & Prince Edward Island
27 Oct 2022
SCOTT GODEFROY
4 stars
“With the exception of one lodging accommodations, they were all very good. The solution to the poor accommodations was handled promptly and with great care by Eric, and I greatly appreciate his help. The main concern I had with regard to the train portion of the trip was the size of the sleeping berth. As I am 6’-5”, I was not prepared for the close quarters. For two people and carry on bags, it was very tight and uncomfortable. However, the train personnel were very accommodating and cheerful and did much to make our trip pleasurable. It was helpful having a dining car and lounge area available as well. We did have several delays (2-3 hours) during the train trip which made for a long ride but delays I am sure are expected. Overall, the trip was enjoyable for both my wife and me. If I do consider another rail vacation, like the cross Canadian trip, I will have to take a close look at the sleeping accommodations and other amenities.
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Beautiful Banff Rail & Drive
29 Sep 2022
KATHLEEN TATAREK-VANPEURSEM
4 stars
“The train is quite comfortable, the staff is fantastic and Rocky Mountaineer is very generous with food (which was quite good) and drink. But this is a very loooong train ride. The trip from Vancouver to Kamloops was really nothing all that special. And although the second day scenery was much better we were delayed 3 hours, putting us into Banff at 11:30 p.m. So we saw none of the stunning scenery around Lake Louise and Banff from the train. We did meet many wonderful people and enjoyed the company and camaraderie; especially during the long delay. Once we picked up our car in Banff, we were able to explore on our own and that was much more enjoyable - the area is just stunning and we were treated to perfect weather. The hotels arranged for us were good, The Post in Lake Louise was outstanding! The Westin in Calgary was not, a tiny room in a generic corporate hotel with some very rude staff. But we enjoyed the city of Calgary quite a bit. All in all, we enjoyed the trip and we're glad we did it. Although I hope to return to some of the areas we explored in Western Canada, I don't think I'll be using Vacations by Rail anytime in the future. They were not particularly helpful or communicative. When I asked them to help arrange a few extra nights throughout the tour, there was initially no response to my request - you'll never get anyone to answer their phone, it's all email - and when I followed up a week later, I was simply told that nothing was available. I called the various hotels myself and made my own arrangements for the additional nights. I could have easily done that for the entire trip rather than dealing with VBR.
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High Tides and Scenic Trains
16 Sep 2022
SUSAN WALFORD
4 stars
“Lovely scenery but the schedule needs refining because the train is always running late - I believe it’s only temporary due to ongoing rail upgrades and maintenance but it makes the schedule too tight for things to proceed smoothly.
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