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...
Emerald Lake Lodge
Lake Louise, Alberta & The Plains, Canada
Best for: Family, Wildlife
Emerald Lake Lodge is an adventure hideaway nestled amongst the trees of British Colombia's stunning wilderness. First visited more than 100 years ago, this area continues to draw travellers looking to explore this unspoiled region.
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Sitting in an enviable location in the heart of the beautiful Yoho National Park, this lake was first discovered in the late 1800s and has since been famed for its jade-coloured waters. To this day, the area has been a magnet for travellers wishing to uncover Canada's untamed wilderness. Whilst here, you can embark on nature hikes, biking, canoeing, horseback riding and even white-water rafting.
With its century-old fireplaces and an oak bar salvaged from an 1890's Yukon saloon, the lodge is steeped in history. The lodge also features rustic antiques and a design that's in keeping with the surrounding nature. In fact, Emerald Lake Lodge is a fantastic place to experience western Canada's wild nature and upscale accommodation.
Accommodation is cabin-style, whilst they can feel a little dated, they are cost and comfortable. Each comes with a private bath and a balcony as well as your own wood-burning fireplace which is stocked daily with complimentary firewood.
When to go
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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Things to do
Ice Explorer Tour & Skywalk
Experience the power of glaciers in the Canadian Rockies. Travel on an Ice Explorer onto an ancient glacier and hang mid-air on the Glacier Skywalk.
The Gondola departs from the base of Sulphur Mountain for a breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle and 360-degree panoramic views of sheer mountain majesty. Enjoy the interpretative hiking trails that lead along the ridge of the mountain.