Best wildlife destinations in Canada
Visit the Pacific Rim National Park with its beautiful mountains, coastal rainforest, wild beaches and unkempt marine landscapes. The park is home to deer, wolf, black bear, racoon, cougar, marten, mink, weasel and river otter. You’ll have a free day on Vancouver Island as part of our Rocky Mountains and Pacific Coast
tour. Spend it walking along the park’s many trails or take a whale watching trip from one of the coastal villages in the park. Trips run all year round but the best time to go is from May to October. Orca (killer whales) are most common but you’ll also have a chance to see humpback, minke and grey whales.
Banff National Park
Spot wildlife whilst walking the trails of Banff National Park on our Walking in the Canadian Rockies
tour. Banff is Canada’s oldest national park with stunning landscapes of spectacular mountain vistas, alpine meadows and crystal lakes. The picture-postcard landscape is hard to beat and the park is home to nearly 60 species of mammal, including black and grizzly bear, wolverines, marmots and moose. It also boasts some 280 species of bird, including golden eagle, osprey and white-tailed ptarmigan.
Jasper National Park
Explore the highlights of Jasper National Park on most of our Canadian Wildlife holidays, including our Simply Rockies and Vancouver Island
tour. Keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife that roams freely here such as wapiti, elk, moose and bear. Or take the Jasper Tramway to the high alpine terrain of Whistler Mountain, named for the whistling sounds of the marmots who live there.