Where to go

22 locations rich in wildlife to discover…

Just Conservation trips

2 related group tours with a hands-on conservation focus where you can contribute directly.

Wildlife trips

17 related group tours. 7 related trip ideas. All our trip ideas are offered to inspire you, but our strength is in tailoring your itinerary.

When to go

Canada is huge with a varied climate and though its prime time is the summer, between May and early September, the best time to see polar bears is from October to November.

Seasons

  • Winter

    Nov to Jan: Canada’s winters can be very cold, with temperatures as low as -20 degrees celcius
  • Spring

    Feb to May: Spring begins in February on the west coast and around April for the rest of the country
  • Summer

    Jun to Aug: Canada’s summer months bring warm, pleasant weather to much of the country
  • Autumn

    Sep to Oct: A magical time to visit, with cooler temperatures and stunning foliage

Wildlife events

  • Oct to Nov: Polar bears gather around Churchill waiting for pack ice
  • May: Grey whale off west coast of Vancouver Island
  • May: Brown (grizzly) bears emerge and gather to feed
  • May: The first whales appear off the Newfoundland coast
  • Jun: Capelin run off Newfoundland attracts whales & seabirds
  • Jul to Aug: The best time to see orcas off the British Columbia coast
  • Jul to Sep: Polar bears in their summer feeding grounds
  • Aug: Brown (grizzly) bear congregate north of Vancouver
  • Aug to Sep: Whales in the Bay of Fundy
  • Aug to Sep: Blue whales visit the Gulf of St Lawrence

Places to stay

15 related places to stay. But there are more options we can offer, just ask us for more details.

Expedition vessels

2 related expedition vessels.

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