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It may be less obvious why you would travel with a wildlife expert to Canada than many of our destinations more known for wildlife, like Africa, Borneo or Brazil. With all of tour operators offering Canadian trips, we know you want to see Canada’s most iconic natural wonders with the emphasis on wildlife you’d expect from one of the world’s premier wildlife experts. While our itineraries equally emphasize Canada’s majestic scenic wonders, it is the depth of our passion for wildlife that sets us apart!

Our Canadian wildlife eco-tours feature the Canadian Rockies best wildlife encounters in the parks of Banff and Jasper as well as the coastal rainforests and marine habitat of Vancouver Island, B.C. The jaw-dropping scenic landscapes of Banff National Park, home of the famous cobalt-blue glacial Lake Louise and Lake Moraine, as well as Jasper National Park, the Icefield Parkway, Athabasca River, Switzer Wetlands, and Elk Island National Park are also prime wildlife habitat to enjoy hiking, rafting, canoeing and wildlife safaris. The Canadian Rockies also combines perfectly with British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, which offers prime coastal rainforest and marine wildlife habitat to spot eagles, bears, salmon, wolves and more.

Choose from a variety of our Canada wildlife trips and all-inclusive vacation packages, featuring incomparable wildlife encounters with bear, moose, caribou, beavers, golden eagles, fox, and extraordinary opportunities to see wild wolf packs, swim with spawning salmon, spot whales, orcas, and more!

WANT CANADA’S BEST WILDLIFE TOURS? CHOOSE WILD PLANET ADVENTURES!

Wild Planet Adventure’s 30 years of wildlife expertise caters to wildlife lovers like you – each of our Canadian itineraries feature must-see scenic wonders (while still avoiding crowds!) along with our signature wildlife activities specially designed by wildlife experts to maximize wildlife viewing – including some of Canada’s most rare animals! No matter which of our Canadian wildlife tours you choose, our insider’s knowledge of Canada’s absolute best wildlife experiences means you can be assured of a high quality, non-commercial, immersive Canadian wildlife adventure that you’d expect from Wild Planet Adventures as one of the world’s premier wildlife experts.

1) Small Groups, Ideal for Wildlife Viewing. Our Canadian tour group size averages just 4-8 travelers on 98% of all departures, with an absolute maximum of 12. This ultra-small group size is intentionally designed to maximize wildlife encounters and to allow for a more intimate and authentic experience of nature that simply isn’t possible on large tours or in a DIY travel style. This is the Wild Planet advantage for wildlife viewing in Canada!

2) An Ideal Combination of Wildlife Viewing and Scenic Wonders. Our carefully designed itinerary is designed to deliver thrilling and biodiverse wildlife encounters with an equal measure of scenic wonder. You wouldn’t want to visit Canada without the chance to see Banff’s famous cobalt-blue lakes, Jasper’s megafauna, the majestic Canadian Rockies snow-capped peaks, glaciers and rivers, or the coastal rainforests of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. These are amongst the world’s most beautiful and majestic wonders of nature! And even though Canada may not have the wildlife of Africa, Borneo or Costa Rica, with a little patience – and our world-famous wildlife expertise – you’ll find a world of thrilling wildlife encounters with bears, moose, caribou, beavers, whales, orcas, wolves and much more. Our Canadian itineraries reflects this dual emphasis of wildlife and scenic wonders to offer the most authentic Canadian wildlife eco-tours possible.

3) Explore the Less-Visited Destinations of Athabasca River, William Switzer Wetlands, Elk Island National Park and more. Wildlife viewing is better with less people around, and our itineraries are packed with unique destinations to maximize wildlife encounters and minimize crowds. Even at more iconic destinations like Banff National Park, we’ll choose hikes that avoid the crowds.

4) Private Whales & Wildlife Cruise, River Snorkeling with Salmon, Dark Sky Reserve Stargazing and Exclusive Vancouver Island “Wolves & Nocturnal Wildlife Walk” Wild Planet’s reputation as one of the world’s premier wildlife eco-tour operators for 30 years is largely because of our exclusively designed wildlife activities. We go the extra mile for wildlife! Whether its special activities to see rare wildlife, special arrangements for silent approach and intimate habit access, or specialized wildlife knowledge about migrations, seasonal courtship, nesting, peak activity times, and secrets for up close wildlife encounters, no other company’s itineraries will expose you to so much wildlife!

5) Expert Naturalist Guides – Wild Planet has made our name as wildlife experts in no small part due to the dedication of some of the world’s best guides. Our tour leaders and special activity guides all have a passion for nature and wildlife that will excite you, inform you and keep you safe while enjoying a wide variety of adventure activities and wildlife encounters.

6) Carbon-Neutral Since 2007 – One of the First Carbon-Neutral Adventure Travel Companies. We care deeply about our planet, and our travelers do to. So the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset—including your round-trip flights– all at no additional cost to you. We now offer the option to help us become Climate Positive for a small additional donation. Ask us how!

Canada Trips - Select your adventure from our trips below

Canada - 7-Day Canadian Rockies Wildlife & Scenic Wonders

A shorter version of our Canadian Wildlife & Scenic Wonders trip without Vancouver Island. Visit the iconic Canadian Rockies destinations of Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, and the Icefield Parkway, rated one of the top drives in the world by Condé Nast Traveler. Explore lesser-visited destinations where wildlife abounds like Athabasca River, Switzer Wetlands, and Elk Island National Park. This trip features a dual emphasis on both scenic wonders and wildlife viewing of bear, moose, caribou, beavers, golden eagles, fox and more. Learn More>

2021 - $4,398

Canada - 12-day Canadian Rockies & Vancouver Island Wildlife & Scenic Wonders

Our most popular Canadian wildlife eco-tour featuring both the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island. Visit the iconic Banff and Jasper National Parks and the Icefield Parkway, rated one of the top drives in the world by Condé Nast Traveler. Explore lesser-visited destinations where wildlife abounds like Athabasca River, Switzer Wetlands, and Elk Island National Park. This trip features a dual emphasis on both scenic wonders and wildlife viewing for bear, moose, caribou, beavers, golden eagles, fox, and extraordinary opportunities to see wild wolf packs, swim with spawning salmon, spot whales, orcas, and more. Learn More>

2021 - $7,498

Choose Your Canada Travel Style! Any of our wildlife adventures are also available as fully customizable private trips, honeymoons or family wildlife adventures.
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