One way of exploring the icy rivers of British Columbia in search of the grizzlies as they fish the spawning rivers, is to take to water on the Pacific Yellowfin, discovering the majestic scenery of the Great Bear Rainforest, Desolation Sound or the Gulf Islands; a real wildlife holiday with a difference. Alternatively soar over the glacier covered summits of the surrounding peaks by helicopter or walk through the forests to discover the secrets and histories of the area. During the autumn humpback whales congregate in Whale Channel for feeding, and passing through breathtaking scenery you may stop at hot springs and look out for mysterious spirit bears as well as otters, wolf, deer and bald eagles.
Further north in the cold extreme land of Churchill, the landscape is far removed from British Columbia; a forbidding and rugged land comprising icy tundra, mighty rivers and granite ridges where the King of the Arctic the polar bear roams in search of its preferred food source - seals. The season to view the white beasts is short, with just a 4-6 week window from mid-October to mid-November. This is also the home of other wildlife from Arctic fox, gray wolves and muskrats, to caribou, arctic and snowshoe hare and Mink. Lynx are rarely seen but also exist. Marine life is equally abundant, with otters, walrus, whales and three species of seal; ringed, bearded and harbour.