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Recommended Canada and Alaska Tours and Cruises 2017-05-29T01:39:28+00:00

Recommended Canada and Alaska Tours and Cruises

Be inspired by our range of recommended Canada and Alaska tours and cruises including rail journeys, small ship cruises, wilderness lodges, a unique sailboat trip, grizzly bear viewing, polar bear viewing and camping on Arctic ice. The information here provides a good starting point for planning your Canada and Alaska adventure.

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Wilderness Passages of Discovery

Un-Cruise Adventures

With the emphasis on both adventure and comfort, our Un-Cruise Adventures explore Alaska’s stunning wilderness by small expedition ship or luxury yacht. Journey far from the crowds and get close to whales, bears and sea lions, kayak around icebergs, see glacier calving, go stand up paddleboarding and hike through verdant forests. For more information, please visit the Alaska Tours & Cruises page.

Rocky Mountaineer Train

Rocky Mountaineer Train

Explore the magnificent scenery of British Columbia and Alberta on the famous Rocky Mountaineer. Be dazzled by snowy mountain peaks, glacial lakes, waterfalls, and ancient forests. All tours take place in the comfort of Rocky Mountaineer’s rail coaches during daylight, so you won’t miss a minute of the diverse beauty and awe-inspiring scenery of Canada’s West. For more information, please visit the Canada Tours & Cruises page.

Denali Backcountry Lodges

Denali National Park

This huge national park (6 million acres) is a scenic wilderness with a vast array of wildlife, such as grizzly bears, caribou, moose, wolves and many species of raptors. It is also home to Mt Denali (formerly known as Mt McKinley), the highest peak in North America. Within Denali are a few select backcountry lodges that offer comfortable, cosy accommodation in a picture postcard setting. For more information, please visit the Alaska Tours & Cruises page.

Katmai Wilderness Lodge

Katmai Wilderness Lodge

Alaska’s Katmai Wilderness Lodge claims to offer “the world’s most spectacular bear viewing”, and few would argue. This is the only private lodge on the coast of Katmai National Park’s 3.6 million acre wilderness renowned for its healthy population of grizzly (brown) bears. The preserve is also famous for its volcanoes, rugged landscapes and plethora of other wildlife. For more information, please visit the Alaska Tours & Cruises page.

Knight Inlet Lodge

Knight Inlet Lodge has a reputation for being one of the best places to view grizzly (brown) bears in the wild. This comfortable, rustic floating lodge is nestled in the only protected cove on the 100 mile long inlet, where its only neighbours are bears, mountain goats, otters and eagles! Each day is filled with activities accompanied by trained naturalists. For details, please visit the Canada Tours & Cruises page.

Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary

Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary

The beautiful, remote Khutzeymateen Valley is the perfect habitat for grizzly (brown) bears and was Canada’s first grizzly bear sanctuary. From May to July, many bears are found on the inlet and estuary, having descended from their winter dens to eat the lush sedge grasses and mate. Mothers are regularly seen teaching their cubs essential survival techniques. For details, please visit the Canada Tours & Cruises page.

Polar Bear Viewing

Polar Bear Viewing

Experience one of the world’s great wildlife adventures on the shores of Hudson Bay in Manitoba. Each year in the autumn, scores of polar bears gather, waiting for the bay to freeze over so that they can venture out onto the ice to hunt for seals, their favourite prey. The world’s largest carnivore, magnificent polar bears can weigh up to 500 kg and stand up to 3 metres tall. For more information, please visit the Canada Tours & Cruises page.

Aurora Borealis

Be thrilled by the sight of the spectacular Aurora Borealis at the Northern Lights Resort & SPA, just 20 minutes south of Whitehorse. This charming resort is set in a clearing which provides uninterrupted views of these ethereal dancing lights. As the Northern Lights Resort & SPA is a prime location in the Yukon area to see the elusive Northern Lights, we urge you to book early. For more information, please visit the Canada Tours & Cruises page.

Winter Wonderland Tours

Dogsledding

On this exhilarating wilderness experience, you will drive your own dog team and be taught all aspects of mushing. You will spend a number of days mushing on trails through some of the most spectacular landscapes in the Yukon – challenging but so much fun! To participate, you must be physically fit, enjoy working with dogs and have good team spirit. For more information, please visit the Canada Tours & Cruises page.

Kings of the Arctic

Arctic Kingdom Land Expeditions

Embark on an exciting small-group land and ice-based expedition to discover the true nature of the Arctic – from pods of whales to polar bears, tundra flora to stunning vistas of icebergs beneath vivid blue skies. Gain insight into the rich ancient culture of the Inuit on visits to remote local communities and excursions led by knowledgeable Inuit guides. For more information, please visit the Canada Tours & Cruises page.

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