Canada’s Best Unique Travel Adventures


Canada is full of truly unique landscapes, cultures, waterways and animals. There’s never been a better time to experience some of the country’s most remarkable and unforgettable journeys for adventurous travelers.

High Arctic Exploration Cruise

Experience both breathtaking scenery and incredible animal sightings with a High Arctic Explorer cruise. These tours offer the chance to see polar bears, walruses, musk oxen, arctic birds, and more amazing wildlife. Discover the rich biodiversity of the Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area and go hiking on Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on the planet. In addition to arctic animal sightings, passengers travel with onboard personnel who have an extensive knowledge base of natural history, photography, Inuit culture, geology and history, providing a rich experience of learning.

June at the edge of the pack ice

Ideal for wilderness lovers, this trip takes you to the far reaches of ice and open sea high up in Hudson Bay. You will travel on the ice by snowmobile to the edge of the pack ice where you will set up camp and spend the days to come in a unique setting. Polar bears can run on the edges of nearby ice. Narwhals, belugas and bowhead whales, pushing their boundaries in the melting sea, may pass you by, and stunning Arctic birds, such as the magnificent King Eider, also push forward.

Gwaii Haanas Expedition

Explore the archipelago of remote islands off the northwest coast of British Columbia, often described as the Galapagos of Canada. Discover ancient Haida village sites, as well as abundant marine life including puffins, albatrosses, sunfish, jellyfish, killer whales and humpback whales. Through sailing, small boat tours, interpretive walks and kayaking, guests will explore Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, collectively referred to as Gwaii Haanas.

Alberta Birds and Dinosaurs

This singular tour includes bird watching in the Canadian prairies and the legendary badlands with T. Rex bone hunting! The Alberta Birds and Dinosaurs Tour offers an incredible combination of bird watching and fossil hunting, as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of Canada’s famous Tyrell Museum of Paleontology. Some of the most spectacular bird sightings include rock wrens in the Badlands, sparrows in the prairies, and yellow-breasted cats in the cottonwoods along the river.

The road to Tuktoyaktuk

This unique experience will take you on the incredible Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway, which has allowed driving to the Arctic Ocean! You’ll explore Canada’s smallest ‘desert’ at Carcross, where you’ll see fantastic canyon formations and learn about the area’s gold rush history. Fantastic pingos will greet you as you approach the Arctic Ocean. Be on the lookout for black bears and grizzly bears grazing the greens, and with a bit of luck you might even spot caribou and the elusive Canada lynx!

Canadian Rockies and Northern Lights

Packed with breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain ranges and frozen wonderland, this 11-day adventure is the ultimate great escape from the white north. Discover the rugged mountains of Canada and search for the Northern Lights in the night sky of Alberta. Watch for moose, white-tailed deer and elk as you drive through the Canadian wilderness. Meet and greet a team of dogs before ticking off your dog sledding to-do list or simply wrap your hands around a mug of hot chocolate and lose yourself in the beauty of the Rockies.

Great Bear Rainforest Summer Getaway

This award-winning trip to Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest is a week-long safari among the fjords, bears and whales of this 6.4 million hectare world. Some of the highlights include cruising through rainforest covered fjords on a classic tugboat, watching the sunset from a secluded beach fire on an island, whale watching, hiking forest trails and kayaking in remote estuaries. Summer is a particularly wonderful time for coastal exploration and whale and seabird watching.

Northwest Passage

The icy, labyrinthine channels of the fabled Northwest Passage have enchanted explorers and adventurers for centuries. Discover the world that captivated early explorers as you uncover part of the legendary Northwest Passage. Discover the archipelago of islands and channels that make up Canada’s High Arctic region and encounter enigmatic arctic wildlife including walruses, beluga whales, polar bears, muskoxen and more.

West Vancouver Island Expedition

Immerse yourself in the ecosystems, wildlife, natural history, indigenous cultures and more at the edge of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. This expedition lets you discover sprawling island archipelagos of ancient rainforests and wave-sculpted coastlines, a magical place where herring spawn in kelp forests, bears feed on beaches, gray whales sift through bas- funds and killer whales hunt salmon and seals. Guests will discover this breathtaking region through boat and shore excursions.

Whales and Totems

Sail on summer breezes in Blackfish Sound in the southern Great Bear Rainforest. Admire orcas, humpback whales and other marine animals. This coastal adventure takes you to mainland fjords, white shell beaches and temperate rainforest aboard a classic 92-foot schooner. You won’t find towns or roads on this coastal safari, only ancient village sites brimming with culture.

Atlantic Canada Explorer Cruise

Visit three Canadian provinces and the French island of St. Pierre on this unforgettable cruise Be among the lucky few to experience the wonder of Sable Island’s famous wild horses, living protected and free a hundred miles off the coast of New Scotland. Spend time on deck in the Gully Marine Protected Area to watch deep-diving whales and dolphins. You’ll also walk along Newfoundland’s secluded south shore and visit the living museum at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site on Cape Breton Island.


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