• Grizzly bear in the river, Canada

Why a Canada grizzly bear safari is completely unique

Canada may be instantly known for its Mounties, rocky mountains and grizzly bears, but this is just scratching the surface of a vast country that contains one third of the world’s boreal forest and some of the most thrilling wildlife and nature experiences on earth. The scenery is undeniably spectacular, from the majestic fjords and craggy coastline of British Columbia to the desolate tundra and Arctic ice floe of Churchill, and whatever your expectations are heading into this naturally rich world, be prepared for them to be met and exceeded.

Whatever your expectations are heading into this naturally rich world, be prepared for them to be met and exceeded.

Canoeing, Canada

Canada Highlights

Explore Vast Wilderness: There are many different ways to explore Canada, including camping, hiking and canoeing.

Track Wild Grizzly Bears: Grizzly bears are often the highlight of a Canadian safari, and can be seen swiping salmon from bubbling rivers with their huge claws.

Coastal Exploration: We can take you down the coast of British Columbia on some beautiful expedition ships where you’ll meet some of the most amazing wildlife, including grizzly bears, black bears and humpback whales.

Catch Sight of the are Spirit Bear: Also known as the Kermode bear, this white-furred subspecies of the black bear can be found in the forests of British Columbia, and features prominently in the oral traditions of the region's indigenous peoples.

Helicopter Safaris: Explore vast wilderness and huge glaciers from the air, as high as the circling eagles.

A One of a Kind Phenomenon: When temperatures start to freeze in the northern Yukon, watch in wonder as grizzlies flock to the region's rivers to feast on salmon, coating their fur in ice.

Head to the Arctic: Head north of the Arctic Circle to see wild polar bears, the Northern Lights, narwhals - the unicorns of the sea - and much more.

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Why We Like Canada

A vast wilderness that is home to some amazing wildlife and incredible, vast landscapes - Canada is not to be overlooked by anyone with a passion for wildlife and the natural world.

Incredible Wildlife: Grizzly bears, spirit bears and black bears swipe spawning salmon, humpbacks and orcas roam the coast and wolves hunt through the forests. The wildlife is pretty unbelievable here.

Lovely lodges and traditional stays: From traditional cabins to luxurious lodgings in some of the most remote locations, the options here are endless and each put you in the right place for the best wildlife encounters.

A real sense of adventure: The Canadian wilderness is wild and untamed, enjoy pioneering journeys through some of the most beautiful forests, see amazing wildlife in it’s natural environment and stay in some remote locations.

Jessica Tiffin Travel Story: Polar Bear with Cub

Bear Country

Bear viewing in Canada is superlative in many ways. Not only can you see some of the largest bears on earth in the form of grizzlies and polar bears, but there is terrific range in where you can see them. We have specifically chosen lodges and locations that are in remote areas in the heart of bear country, such as Tweedsmuir Park Lodge in Bella Coola, where it is possible to see the odd grizzly bear wandering past the lodge, or even taking a nap on the lawn!

The Island Roamer as another example will take you to Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy to spy these unique bears with a recessive gene that gives them their unusually pale appearance. Less unusually pale are the polar bears found in Churchill, Northern Manitoba, and our specialist expeditions on the tundra that mean you are highly likely to come face-to-face with the King of the Arctic.

Here you can see grizzlies, black bars and even the elusive spirit bears.

Grizzly bear, Canada

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Why book with us

We are destination specialists

Our team of specialists have extensive on-the-ground knowledge and have all lived, guided or explored in great detail the destinations that they sell. They will design your journey around you, at the right place at the right time.

We are wildlife specialists

As a leading specialist operator we have excellent partnerships with naturalists and conservationists. We know our wildlife and do what we can to preserve its natural habitat.

We really care about our destinations

At Natural World Safaris we frequently monitor the social, economic and environmental impact of our travel operations to ensure we are at the forefront of a sustainable and ethical tourism industry. 

Polar bear cubs, Arctic

Your Next Steps

Talk to one of our specialists for further details on travelling to Canada.