The Best Experiences in Canada

By Leanne McGarrity, Travel Specialist

Canada is one of my absolute favourite destinations. With breathtaking natural landscapes, diverse wildlife and bustling cities there’s something for everyone! If you’re planning a trip and don’t quite know where to start, here are my top 5 best experiences in Canada;

  1. Bear watching in Great Bear Rainforest: There’s nowhere like the Great Bear Rainforest for bear watching. It’s home to the largest population of grizzly bears in North America, making it the must-visit destination if you want to tick this off your bucket list. I really recommend a stay at Spirit Bear Lodge, it provides the perfect environment to observe these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. The area is also home to black bears, wolves, and bald eagles – a wildlife lover’s paradise!
  2. A trip on the Rocky Mountaineer: My first trip to Canada included an unforgettable rail journey on the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Jasper. The views are extraordinary, and trips take you to some of Canada’s ‘must see’ destinations. The service is also exceptional, we recommend choosing Gold Service to ensure you’re on the upper deck with the best views as well as gourmet food and drinks all day. Esther has also travelled on the Rocky Mountaineer, read more about it in her blog.
  3. Whale/bear watching in Tofino: This is a great destination for whale and bear watching. At Wickaninnish Inn daily whale and bear watching trips take place with onboard naturalists. In addition to whales and bears, you may also see sea otters, sea lions, and bald eagles! Top tip: the spa at Wickaninnish Inn is award-winning so be sure to check it out too.
  4. Polar bear viewing in Manitoba: For a truly unique wildlife experience, visiting Churchill, Manitoba is a must. It’s known as the polar bear capital of the world, be sure to pack an amazing camera! As well as polar bears you can expect to spot belugas too, and the area is also home to over 100 species of birds. Take a look at this itinerary for even more inspiration and information.
  5. Winter skiing/summer hiking in Whistler: I cannot wait to get back to Canada, and for my next trip skiing is firmly on the agenda. Whistler is a world-class ski resort that offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding in North America. In the summer months, the resort transforms into a hiker’s paradise with miles of scenic trails to explore. The scenery is stunning, with snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and towering forests. If it’s a lux skiing experience you’re looking for we have the perfect itinerary for you.

Drop me an email to discuss crafting your perfect trip, we can tailor-make itineraries specific to your requirements and must-sees!

Orcas at the Wick at Wickaninnish Inn Canada
Waterfall near Spirit Bear Lodge Canada
Bear watching at Knight Inlet Lodge Canada
Whistler Skiing Lift
Rocky Mountaineer against mountains
Rocky Mountaineer awesome views
Skiing at Bugaboos Lodge Canada

Itinerary Inspiration

Take a look at some of my favourite itineraries…

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Price from £10910 pp. The Birds, Bears, and Belugas safari in July and August combines the thrill beluga whale watching with a Churchill Wild signature "on...

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Price from £2905 pp. Enjoy 7 nights at the 5* Fairmont Springs Hotel in Banff, located in the Canadian Rockies. Banff offers a truly unforgettable skiing...

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Price from £5700 pp. Experience the natural beauty of Canada with a multi-stop holiday to Banff for sightseeing and Bugaboos Lodge for heli-hiking. This trip is...

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Price from £43300 per family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children under 12). If you're looking for the best of both worlds this itinerary is...

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Price from £7999 pp. Enjoy a mix of city sightseeing and grizzly bear and wildlife watching with this combined Canada tour. Your stay begins in Vancouver at...

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