Wildlife & Nature Safaris

Nature enthusiasts flock to Canada year after year to view bears, moose, deer, elk, and more, in their natural habitat.

You can watch in awe as a mother grizzly bear teaches her cubs how to fish at water's edge, observe two polar bears spar on the frozen tundra, and discover how the Orca whale moves effortlessly past your boat and through the water.

Moose sighting on a Canadian nature safari
Moose sighting on a Canadian nature safari
The Tundra Buggy Lodge, Churchill
The Tundra Buggy Lodge, Churchill
Wild deer
Wild deer
A spirit bear
A spirit bear
Seal lions
Seal lions
Arctic fox
Arctic fox
Whale watching tour
Whale watching tour
Grizzly bear family
Grizzly bear family

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8

days

starting fromUS $3,982per person

 

Immerse yourself in beauty, adventure, and fun on this luxury Gulf Island and Sunshine Coast vacation by float plane. Discover charming Salt Spring Island where local farms, wineries, and artist studios wait to be explored. Then, land right at the dock... read more

from US $3,982 to US $4,902 per person

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Jewels of the West Coast - Map

8 days / 7 nights starting from US $3,982 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Awe-inspiring west coast scenery
  • Thrilling, private floatplane journeys
  • Vibrant food and arts culture of Salt Spring Island
  • Luxrious wilderness lodge
  • Adventure, relaxation, and pampering
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9

days

starting fromUS $2,599per person

 

Disconnect from hectic every-day life, then reconnect with your loved ones on this incredible family wilderness adventure. Stay in beautiful safari tents amidst towering fir trees. Hear the ocean lapping at your doorstep and the occasional blow of passing... read more

from US $2,599 to US $3,002 per person

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Whales and Wilderness Family Adventure - Map

9 days / 8 nights starting from US $2,599 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see orcas up close
  • Guided kayaking, suitable for kids and beginners
  • Glamping in style under the stars, with real beds and a hot tub!
  • Magical wilderness of Quadra and Swanson Islands
  • Hassle-free, seamless family vacation
  • A lifetime of memories
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12

days

starting fromUS $11,589per person

This spectacular Arctic cruise is a perfect introduction to the wildlife, history, and scenery of the Canadian north. 24 hour daylight means plenty of time to observe wildlife including migratory birds, whales, polar bears, as well as haunting historic... read more

from US $11,589 to US $16,405 per person

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High Arctic Explorer Expedition Cruise - Map

12 days / 11 nights starting from US $11,589 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Pristine and stunning Arctic wilderness
  • Onshore hikes and wildlife spottting
  • Wildlife such as polar bears, beluga whales, muscox
  • High crew to guest ratio
  • Expert guides with insider area knowledge
  • Class 2 Icebreaker research vessel
  • Team of resource specialists
  • Unique optional kayak program
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15

days

starting fromUS $15,900per person

 

Travel back in time, along the paths of early Arctic explorers on this iconic small ship cruise expedition. As you travel along the Northwest Passage, explore the spectacular fjords and bays, view rare Arctic wildlife, and see other-wordly ice formations... read more

from US $15,900 to US $20,843 per person

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Northwest Passage and Greenland Expedition Cruise - Map

15 days / 14 nights starting from US $15,900 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Pristine and stunning Arctic wilderness
  • Onshore hikes and wildlife spottting
  • Wildlife such as polar bears, beluga whales, muscox
  • High crew to guest ratio
  • Expert guides with insider area knowledge
  • Class 2 Icebreaker research vessel
  • Team of resource specialists
  • Unique optional kayak program
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9

days

starting fromUS $4,475per person

If you are day-dreaming about the gorgeous mountain landscapes of the Canadian Rockies, this trip is perfect for you. Start in the vibrant city of Vancouver and then travel by rail past majestic peaks to the town of Whistler – an alpine resort surrounded... read more

from US $4,475 to US $8,266 per person

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Discover Whistler and the Canadian Rockies by Rail - Map

9 days / 8 nights starting from US $4,475 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Take an unforgettable two and a half day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • Set foot on an incredible glacier millions of years old
  • Travel along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roads in the world
  • Visit the charming mountain towns of Whistler, Jasper and Banff
  • Tour groups are small and intimate for a more personal experience
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15

days

starting fromUS $8,255per person

Enjoy a perfect balance of adventure, luxury, wildlife and wilderness on this 15-day Rockies rail and Alaska small ship cruise vacation. Marvel at the beauty of iconic Lake Louise, before a luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train journey to Vancouver. Travel... read more

from US $8,255 to US $13,365 per person

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Essential Rockies by Rail with Alaskan Small Ship Cruise - Map

15 days / 14 nights starting from US $8,255 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Stunning 2-day rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer train
  • Choice of adventures in the Canadian Rockies
  • Beautiful Vancouver
  • Enjoying 7 days of luxury aboard the 84 guest Safari Endeavor or SS Legacy cruise ship
  • Whale watching, glacier viewing, kayaking, beach combing and wilderness hikes in Alaska
  • Team of expert guides, hosts, and activity coordinators on your cruise
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15

days

starting fromUS $7,699per person

 

On this trip, explore the alpine treasures of the Canadian Rockies before traveling train through Northern British Columbia. Then, experience the raw, mystical beauty Haida Gwaii Islands. Stunning scenery, First Nations culture, abundant wildlife, and... read more

from US $7,699 to US $8,315 per person

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Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies - Map

15 days / 14 nights starting from US $7,699 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Two days on the comfortable Skeena Train by VIA Rail
  • Taking a float plane over Hecate Strait
  • Exploring Haida Gwaii and the stunning Rocky Mountains
  • Exploring the totems of remote K’uuna Llnagaay by zodiac
  • Staying at the scenic Emerald Lake Lodge
  • Wildlife of the Pacific North West and Rocky Mountains
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16

days

starting fromUS $6,795per person

On this Canadian rail, cruise, and drive vacation, discover the magic of the West Coast and Canadian Rockies. Journey to the Great Bear Rainforest, to see breaching whales and foraging grizzly bears. Take the train to the stunning Canadian Rockies to... read more

from US $6,795 to US $7,338 per person

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Canadian Sea To Sky Explorer - Map

16 days / 15 nights starting from US $6,795 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Getting off the beaten path without sacrificing any “creature comforts”
  • Spending two days on the Skeena Train by VIA Rail
  • Exploring Vancouver Island and the stunning Rocky Mountains
  • Unforgettable opportunities to spot whales and grizzly bears in the wild
  • Staying in Alert Bay – a town rich in nature and aboriginal culture
  • Discovering the city of Vancouver and the quaint “Britishness” of Victoria
  • Taking a day cruise along the spectacular Inside Passage
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5

days

starting fromUS $3,512per person

Visit Churchill, Manitoba, the 'Polar Bear Capital of the World' in October and early November when polar bears congregate at nearby Cape Churchill in large numbers, waiting for the ice to form on Hudson Bay. Once the ice is stable enough, they disperse... read more

from US $3,512 to US $5,137 per person

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Classic Churchill Polar Bears - Map

5 days / 4 nights starting from US $3,512 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Close-up polar bear encounters
  • A 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy
  • Exciting day activities
  • An optional helicopter sightseeing tour
  • This trip is popular - book early!
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8

days

starting fromUS $4,683per person

Travel one way by overnight train and one way by air for a visit with Churchill's famous polar bears and an introduction to the rich history and culture of Churchill. With a friendly and knowledgeable guide, you spend two days on a specially designed... read more

from US $4,683 to US $5,176 per person

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Polar Bear Expedition by Train - Map

8 days / 7 nights starting from US $4,683 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Close-up polar bear encounters
  • Journey through the arctic tundra by train
  • A 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy
  • Exciting day activities
  • This trip is popular - book early!
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8

days

starting fromUS $4,980per person

Discover the magnificent Canadian grizzly bear at Great Bear Lodge, a secluded floating lodge in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, located 80 kilometers from Port Hardy on the northern tip of Vancouver Island, only accessible by a floatplane or... read more

from US $4,980 to US $5,378 per person

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Great Bear Lodge Adventure - Map

8 days / 7 nights starting from US $4,980 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Pristine rain forest - one of British Columbia's truly magical places
  • Grizzly bear viewing
  • Soaring old-growth forest - nature hikes and bear watching program
  • Boat trips to see the bears
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6

days

starting fromUS $3,439per person

Accessible only by air and rail, Churchill is located on the shores of Hudson Bay and is home to a myriad of wildlife from polar bears to the elusive arctic fox, and the playful beluga whales who return to the Churchill River following the ice breakup... read more

from US $3,439 to US $3,714 per person

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Churchill Belugas and Bears Summer Adventure - Map

6 days / 5 nights starting from US $3,439 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Unique whale watching excursion
  • Exciting activities and guided tours
  • The sub-arctic experience and scenery
  • Spectacular photo opportunities from aboard a zodiac boat
  • This trip has limited space and availability - book early!
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7

days

starting fromUS $5,598per person

 

Hundreds of Polar Bears gather around Churchill, Manitoba in late October and November, waiting for the Hudson Bay to freeze over. For a few weeks, it's possible to safely and comfortably observe the majestic Polar Bears in their natural habitat. Staying... read more

from US $5,598 to US $6,599 per person

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Tundra Buggy Lodge Polar Bear Viewing - Map

7 days / 6 nights starting from US $5,598 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Staying out on the tundra in the Tundra Buggy Lodge
  • Close-up polar bear encounters around the clock
  • Spectacular photo opportunities
  • Possibility of seeing the Northern Lights
  • A 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy
  • This is a popular trip - book early!
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16

days

starting fromUS $10,990per person

 

For just two special departures this year, witness both Polar Bears and Grizzly Bears in their natural habitat while traveling across Canada on the VIA Rail Pan Canadian train celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary. From the lush and abundant Great Bear... read more

from US $10,990 to US $12,075 per person

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Discover the Bears of Canada by Train - Map

16 days / 15 nights starting from US $10,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Grizzly bears gorging on salmon in anticipation of their upcoming hibernation
  • Celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary on VIA Rail
  • Churchill’s famous polar bears
  • Traveling by float plane
  • 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy allows for amazing polar bear viewing
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12

days

starting fromUS $8,990per person

 

For just a special few weeks each year, witness both Polar Bears and Grizzly Bears in their natural habitat with a naturalist guide. From the lush and abundant Great Bear Rainforest, to the barren arctic tundra of Churchill, no safari better represents... read more

from US $8,990 to US $12,075 per person

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Lords Of The Wilderness Bear Viewing - Map

12 days / 11 nights starting from US $8,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Grizzly bears gorging on salmon in anticipation of their upcoming hibernation
  • Churchill’s famous polar bears
  • Traveling by float plane
  • 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy allows for amazing polar bear viewing
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10

days

starting fromUS $5,495per person

Experience the charming and lively mountain village of Whistler, before spending two nights in Vancouver. Then head to the skies, bound for the Canadian wilderness. Arrive at the Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, perched on the edge of Bella Coola's misty fjords... read more

from US $5,495 to US $5,935 per person

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Bears of the Pacific Northwest - Map

10 days / 9 nights starting from US $5,495 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Adventures in Whistler - Peak to Peak gondola, ziplining and bear viewing tour
  • Enough time to discover Vancouver and and the North Shore
  • Magical Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
  • Atnarko River grizzly bear tour
  • Exploring the Tweedsmuir Provincial Park
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8

days

starting fromUS $4,898per person

Majestic, unspoiled and totally breathtaking adventure hiking high above the tree line around the Canadian Rockies. You can choose from a heli-lodge based adventure, or a hotel based heli-hiking adventure. Either way, we've left plenty of opportunity... read more

from US $4,898 to US $5,290 per person

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Canadian Rockies Heli-hiking Explorer - Map

8 days / 7 nights starting from US $4,898 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Hiking in the Canadian Rockies
  • Heli-hiking in the Columbia Mountains
  • Spectacular scenery and wildlife
  • Staying at mountain lodges and resorts
  • Experienced guides
  • Fantastic meals
  • Extra time to indulge
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11

days

starting fromUS $2,295per person

Discover Canada's scenic maritime province Newfoundland on this 11-day trip. Travel through small towns steeped in history far from the bustle of big city life, and down roads with sweeping views of wave-battered headlands, steep cliffs, and tranquil... read more

from US $2,295 to US $2,781 per person

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Wild Newfoundland Self Drive - Map

11 days / 10 nights starting from US $2,295 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Unique culture of Canada’s friendliest province
  • Seeing Newfoundland’s rugged coastline and icebergs
  • Visiting beautiful national parks
  • Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
  • Seeing dolphins, whales and puffins!
  • Exploring Viking remains
  • Staying at charming inns
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16

days

starting fromUS $3,760per person

The pleasures of this two-week self-drive lie in meandering at your own pace through stunning landscapes, historic towns, and quaint fishing villages - enjoying the unique charm and a culture that is distinctly Celtic and Canadian at the same time. Choose... read more

from US $3,760 to US $4,060 per person

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Charming Inns of Nova Scotia and PEI - Map

16 days / 15 nights starting from US $3,760 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Beautiful historic inns, hotels, and B&Bs
  • Historic Halifax and Charlottetown
  • Explore the South Shore and Annapolis Valley
  • Stunnning Bay of Fundy
  • Pastoral Prince Edward Island
  • Dramatic lighthouses
  • Breathtaking Cape Breton
  • The best selection of local experiences
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14

days

starting fromUS $4,090per person

Let your spirit of adventure run free with this Western Canada vacation, one of our quintessential Canada tours. At 14 days, it includes the top destinations of the Canadian Rockies and mystical West Coast. Not only do you experience the spectacular Canadian... read more

from US $4,090 to US $4,417 per person

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Canadian Rockies and Clayoquot Sound Adventure - Map

14 days / 13 nights starting from US $4,090 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Adventure-packed trip from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Rim
  • Mosaic of landscapes
  • Wonderful mountain and coastal lodges
  • Many options for activities!
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8

days

starting fromUS $3,914per person

 

On this week-long adventure, you'll journey to Churchill, Manitoba - one of the top 3 places in the world to see the Northern Lights. View the mystical Aurora from a cozy Tundra Buggy in the deep dark of an arctic winter. Enjoy a culinary adventure under... read more

from US $3,914 to US $4,228 per person

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Northern Lights of Churchill - Map

8 days / 7 nights starting from US $3,914 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • 4 nights of Northern Lights viewing
  • Once in a lifetime culinary experience under the night sky
  • Sleeping in a cozy Churchill hotel
  • Guided dogsledding and snow shoeing
  • Interpretive presentations & tours

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Welcome to the Canadian Train Vacations, proud partner of VIA Rail Canada and exclusive provider of the official Pan Canadian 150th Anniversary vacations.

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There's no better place to experience the magic of winter than in the Canadian Rockies. And with our Winter Early Bird Trip Prices, now is the perfect time to book your vacation. These prices will only last a short time, so start planning your vacation now to lock in these savings and your ideal travel dates.

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Seeing the polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba is an incredible experience. In October and November the great predators of the north prowl, play, and linger - waiting for ice to form over the Hudson Bay.

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