The Canadian wilderness is home to some of the world’s most incredible wildlife. In a day, you can witness grizzlies fishing for salmon, come face to face with a majestic moose and watch a breaching humpback whale off the coast. For wildlife photographers, the dramatic landscapes of Canada provide the ultimate setting whilst nature lovers are bound to be blown away by the diverse flora and fauna that awaits around every corner.
Canada’s landscapes are primed for a hiking adventure and its many thousands of trails are fit for any age and ability. Whether it be heli-hiking in the mountains, or a gentle stroll around one of its many alpine lakes, no matter your fitness or walking preferences, there is bound to be something that appeals to everyone.
Canada’s formidable scenery is primed for discovery on four wheels. Roads skirt majestic mountain passes, shimmering blue lakes and endless wilderness making for a journey you and your loved ones will never forget. Whether its that of a sparkling ocean, a lush pine forest, a thundering waterfall, a craggy peak or a gurgling stream, there is a postcard perfect view awaiting at every turn in the road.
The soaring mountains and thick forests of inland British Columbia are a thrilling wilderness where hikers roam through flower-filled meadows and grizzly bears fish for salmon, but venturing to the coast provides just as much fun and adventure. Our specialists have handpicked their favourite ways to spend their days in Coastal BC.
A pristine wilderness on a scale difficult to imagine, Canada’s glaciated Rocky Mountains are a true adventure playground with a huge range of activities on offer. From hiking to horse-riding and of course wildlife spotting, there is no end of things to do. Here’s our lowdown on the top ten ways to spend your days in this grand region, which spans the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia...
Alpine Meadows Resort
Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada
Best for: Family, Spectacular scenery, Walking Trekking
Lakeside Alpine Meadows Resort near Clearwater in British Columbia makes a great stop between the Rockies and the coast. Alpine Meadows’ rustic log cabins and family-friendly chalets make a comfortable base for adventures in Wells Gray National Park.
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Situated in a remote wilderness location fifteen miles from Clearwater, Alpine Meadows Resort has a fantastic lakeside setting in the Caribou Mountains, and makes a great place to stop over for a couple of nights between the coast and the Rockies. The 29 contemporary one- to three-bedroom log-cabin-style suites and chalets, many with private outside decks, are full of home comforts and work just as well for couples looking for an escape as for families wanting an outdoors adventure. Many have outside decks, while accommodations with two or more bedrooms include a modern, fully-equipped kitchen in case you want to self-cater.
If not, wander over to the Boathouse restaurant which is open for breakfast and dinner, and which serves really good hearty fare either inside or on a pleasant lakeside terrace. If you’re staying over a Saturday, Clearwater has a farmers’ market where you can pick up delicious ingredients to prepare a meal in your cabin. Activities at Alpine Meadows include complimentary canoeing and boating on the lake, fishing gear for hire and a games area for children, and everyone will love jumping into the gigantic lakeside hot tub.
When to go
Alpine Meadows is usually open from May to October each year. BC’s varied climate is influenced by latitude, elevation and ocean proximity but it’s generally warmer in the south and cooler in the north. Winters are mild in Vancouver and Victoria, with only brief snowfalls, while other regions – especially the north and the interior – are subject to freezing temperatures and heavy snow from November to March.
Spring and fall are often warm and pleasant but rainfall can be heavy, particularly on the coast. Summers (June to September) are mostly dry and sunny with warm temperatures, but the interior is hot in July and August, with temperatures surpassing 30°C
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Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Calgary, Field, Jasper, Clearwater, Whistler, Tofino, Vancouver
This self-drive itinerary from Calgary to Vancouver is a fantastic option for first time visitors to Western Canada. Enjoy the majestic mountains and turquoise tinted lakes of the Rockies, wildflower meadows and wild Vancouver Island beaches.
Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Clearwater, Ashcroft, Whistler, Vancouver
For those that want to explore the Rockies and British Columbia in depth, this journey explores both iconic Rocky Mountain sights and lesser visited parks, as well as off-the-beaten track cowboy country. It is just the ticket for an epic summertime holiday in the great Canadian outdoors.