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The Magic of Canada Wildlife Tour

  • Vancouver
  • Jasper
  • Banff
  • Winnipeg
  • Churchill
  • 16 nights from
  • £8,969 per person
  • Trip Code: RT-1277

    • Book by 30th April and save £150 per person
    • Receive a free case of wine

Holiday Overview

The Magic of Canada Wildlife Tour - the ultimate Canada wildlife holiday. This 16-night Canadian adventure will see you take in some of the best of Western Canada taking in Vancouver, Jasper and Banff with whale and wildlife tours included throughout. Continue to Manitoba and go north to Churchill - famous for its Polar Bears and Beluga Whales.

With 60,000 beluga whales filling Hudson Bay and polar bears leaving the melting sea ice, summer is an amazing time to visit Churchill, Manitoba. On this once-in-a-lifetime, 5-day adventure, head out with expert guides to see magnificent polar bears, beluga whales, Arctic sik-siks, hares, foxes, seals and over 200 nesting or migrating bird species. Discover Churchill’s culture and heritage through a range of fascinating museums, or book additional tours such as kayaking, AquaGliding or dog mushing on wheels. By the end of your stay you’ll feel at one with the wildlife, with plenty of pictures to remember it for years to come.

If you want to view an amazing array of wildlife in their natural habitat, then this is the trip for you.

This tour is available in July & August.   

Additional information about Churchill:

It is recommended that the following activities are requested at the time of booking.

Guided Kayaking (3 hours)

Paddle amongst beluga whales in the Churchill River with an experienced guide. Beluga whales are curious creatures and on occasion they may trail behind the kayaks! The excursion takes place at low tide and focuses on spending time with the beluga whales in their natural environment. This adventure is safe for beginners and first time kayakers; a short instructional session will be provided prior to going on the water. Included are equipment (single or double kayak, wet suit, life jacket and neoprene boots), experienced guide, and dockside transfers. Some passengers choose to wear bathing suits or thermal clothing under the wet suits. It is best that clothing be close fitting. The excursion is subject to weather conditions.

Beluga AquaGliding™ (3 hours)

Glide above the water for a truly unique excursion creates a non-threatening posture, encouraging some of the thousands of friendly and curious Beluga Whales to approach us in their natural habitat. Recommended for ages 12 and older, all equipment is provided including wet suits, neoprene boots, gloves and lifejackets. Please note: It is best that clothing be close-fitting, thermal clothing, bathing suits or similar under the wetsuits. (Dry suit available upon request). Activity is subject to weather and water condition.

The Magic of Canada Wildlife Tour includes:

  • Return UK Flights
  • 3 nights Hotel in Vancouver
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Pass
  • Vancouver Whale Watching Tour
  • VIA Rail Private Cabin from Vancouver to Jasper
  • 3 nights Hotel in Jasper
  • Jasper Wildlife Discovery Tour
  • Maligne Valley and Boat Cruise
  • Icefields Parkway tour with lunch, Ice Explorer ride & Glacier Skywalk
  • 3 nights Hotel in Banff
  • Discover Banff, Wildlife & Gondola Tour
  • Banff Hot Springs (admission)
  • Select Transfers
  • 2 nights Hotel in Winnipeg
  • 4 nights Lazy Bear Lodge in Churchill
  • Hudson Bay Coastal Boat Tour
  • Beluga Whale Boat Tour
  • Arctic Crawler Tundra Tour
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Day 1 - Arrive Vancouver

Arrive into Vancouver and transfer (not included) to your hotel.

Featured accommodation

Sheraton Wall Centre

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Delta Hotel Vancouver Downtown Suites

Loden Hotel

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Day 2 - Vancouver Exploring

The day is yours to discover the coastal city of Vancouver. Canada's third largest metropolitan centre, Vancouver is a busy port city with a multi cultural ambiance. The spectacular setting invites you outdoors; explore the restaurants, shopping galleries and museums, nightlife, entertainment and more. To help you sightsee at your leisure we have included the Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Pass.

Featured accommodation

Sheraton Wall Centre

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Delta Hotel Vancouver Downtown Suites

Loden Hotel

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Vancouver Experiences

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Day 3 - Whale Watching & Wildlife Trip

Departing from the picturesque West Coast fishing village of historic Steveston, this tour travels through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands. Every summer well over 80 Orca whales visit the waters south of Vancouver. Sighting chances are 90-95 per cent. Other marine wildlife you are likely to encounter include Humpback whales, Dall’s Porpoises, seals, sea lions, and bald eagles. On rare occasions Minke whales and sea elephants have been encountered. You travel protected from the elements in covered, comfortable, high-speed boats equipped with washroom facilities. 

Complimentary water and snack included. 

Rate is inclusive of transfers from Vancouver Hotels.

Duration 4.5-6.5 hours

Featured accommodation

Sheraton Wall Centre

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Delta Hotel Vancouver Downtown Suites

Loden Hotel

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Vancouver Experiences

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Day 4 - VIA Rail - Vancouver to Jasper

Overnight on your VIA Rail journey from Vancouver to Jasper in a private cabin.

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Via Rail Private Cabin

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Day 5 - Arrive Jasper

Arrive into Jasper. Take some time to explore

Featured accommodation

Forest Park Hotel

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The Crimson Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 6 - Wildlife Discovery Tour

Day at leisure before your evening Wildlife Discovery Tour. We highly recommend adding on the Jasper Tramway to help you take in the best of Jasper from the sky. Admire diverse animal life in the Canadian wilderness on this 3.5-hour evening wildlife discovery tour from Jasper. Delve into Jasper National Park with your guide. Travel through the mighty Athabasca Valley and marvel at the park's beautiful landscapes by twilight. Seek out timid native wildlife such as coyotes, deer, elk, big-horned sheep, moose, mountain goats and wolves. Learn of the steps taken to ensure their safety and survival in the park, and gain insight into the region's rich ecology, history and geology.

Featured accommodation

Forest Park Hotel

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The Crimson Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper Experiences

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Day 7 - Maligne Valley Sightseeing and Boat Cruise

Fed by the glaciers of Jasper National Park, glide past the jagged mountain peaks as you cruise to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination only accessible by boat.  Visitors can explore the lake from the comfort of glass-enclosed and heated cruise boats while a knowledgeable guide retells Maligne’s history and explains its geology, wildlife, weather, flora and fauna.

Featured accommodation

Forest Park Hotel

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The Crimson Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper Experiences

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Day 8 - Jasper to Banff

Full day tour from Jasper to Banff, this will be one of the main highlights of your trip to Canada. It is rated one of the most scenic drives in the world. Along the way you will stop off at many sights and view points for a stroll, picture opportunties and to take in an abundance of waterfalls, lakes (including iconic Lake Louise) and glaciers. A picnic lunch at a picturesque location is included as well as time at the Columbia Icefield Centre to take in the spectacular Ice Explorer ride where a Snocoach will take you out on to the Athbasca Glacier where you can get off for a walk and fill up your water bottle. Also included is the Glacier Skywalk.

Featured accommodation

Elk+ Avenue Hotel

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The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Banff Experiences

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Day 9 - Discover Banff, Wildlife & Gondola

A fantastic tour awaits you today. Learn about Banff. Look out for the local wildife and ride the Banff Gondola. Remember your camera!! 

Featured accommodation

Elk+ Avenue Hotel

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The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Banff Experiences

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Day 10 - Banff Hot Springs

Relax and enjoy a dip in the hot mineral pools at the Upper Hot Springs (admission included).

Featured accommodation

Elk+ Avenue Hotel

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The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Banff Experiences

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Day 11 - Banff to Calgary to Winnipeg

Transfer from Banff to Calgary (included) and board your flight to Winnipeg (included)

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Day 12 - Winnipeg

Overnight in Winnipeg.

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Inn at the Forks

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Day 13 - Winnipeg to Churchill

After breakfast, a group transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Churchill. A Lazy Bear Lodge guide will meet you upon arrival at Churchill Airport and escort you to the lodge where you embark on the Cultural and Heritage Tour, which takes you to Churchill and the surrounding area where you will be exploring various historic sites. These include Cape Merry, an outside tour of the polar bear holding facility, the wreckage of the famous plane, “Miss Piggy”, and many other historic sites that make Churchill the town it is today. Afterwards, check in and meet your hosts for the next five days. This afternoon and during your holiday, you will have a limited amount of free time to independently explore Churchill. You may also inquire with the front desk about optional tours and excursions you may book during your time at the lodge.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight at Lazy Bear Lodge.

 

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Lazy Bear Lodge

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Day 14 - Hudson Bay Coastal Boat Tour

Today you depart on a full-day Hudson Bay Coastal Tour by boat with the opportunity to view the polar bears along the coast of Hudson Bay and other local river estuaries. These magnificent creatures can be seen in these areas, swimming in the water or cooling off on the rocks. A day of fun and learning is complemented by lunch served on board during the tour. 

Breakfast, takeaway lunch included & dinner. Overnight at Lazy Bear Lodge.

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Lazy Bear Lodge

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Day 15 - Beluga Whale Boat Tour

After breakfast, you take to the waves again on a 3-hour Beluga Whale Boat Tour in search of the ivory-coloured beluga whales. Also included in the excursion is a walking tour of the historic Prince of Wales Fort, giving you a taste of the region’s past days.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Overnight at Lazy Bear Lodge.

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Lazy Bear Lodge

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Day 16 - Optional Tours / Free time

Today you may embark on any postponed or optional tours requested that were not able to be taken earlier during your stay due to weather or other factors. Or perhaps independently visit some sites like the Itsanitaq Museum and the Canada Parks Museum as well as unique shops in town and see the authentic Native Art. 

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Overnight at Lazy Bear Lodge

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Lazy Bear Lodge

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Day 17 - Arctic Crawler Tundra Tour / Lodge to Winnipeg

Following your last delicious breakfast at the Lazy Bear Lodge Café. This 3-hour Tundra Tour will allow you to experience the Arctic Crawler™ and take you to explore the beauty of the tundra, the flora and fauna and possibly various wildlife in the comfort of a specially constructed all-terrain vehicle. The lodge shuttle takes you to Churchill Airport for your return flight to Winnipeg. Upon arrival in Winnipeg, you will transfer to an airport hotel. 

Breakfast  included. Overnight in Winnipeg

Featured accommodation

Inn at the Forks

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Day 18 - Depart Winnipeg

After breakfast, check out from your hotel and transfer independently to Winnipeg International airport for your return flight.

Breakfast included.

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