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...
Jasper, Alberta & The Plains, Canada
Best for: Family, First time, Wildlife
Nestled in the midst of Jasper National Park, Tekarra Lodge offers peaceful, charming cabins in the heart of Canada's beautiful wilderness. Without televisions or telephones, guests can enjoy unwinding from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
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Benefiting from an enviable location in the heart of the park, Tekarra lodge provides the perfect opportunity to switch off and immerse oneself in nature. Wildlife is abundant, with elk & deer often spotted from the deck right outside your cabin, and along with the breathtaking mountain views, guests are guaranteed a very memorable stay. The cosy home-from-home rustic style cabins are the perfect retreat after a day's explorations, and well equipped with everything you might need to make your stay a comfortable one.
Tekarra's on site restaurant serves up a variety of locally-sourced Canadian dishes from wild boar to Alberta bison, and wild trout for example. There are a plethora of fun activities available right on your doorstep, from horse riding and rock climbing to white water rafting; there really is something for everyone.
When to go
Alberta has a dry continental climate with warm summers and cold winters, making it a year round destination. The ski season is from December to March and the summer season from May to September. At any time of year you can expect the sun to be out. Winters can get cold, when the temperature can plummet to a bone chilling -20°C. Summers tend to be hot and dry, with the warmest months being July and August, where the temperature sits at a comfortable 25°C.
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Things to do
Enjoy a gentle rafting tour on the Athabasca River for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park. Pass small sets of rushing rapids as well as calm stretches, which allows your guide to point out the natural and human history of the area.
Discover Jasper and its Wildlife
This three hour wildlife tour is the perfect chance to enjoy spectacular scenery and learn more about Jasper's original inhabitants. Don't forget your camera! You will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel. The tour takes place in the evening.
Maligne Lake Cruise
Alberta's Maligne Valley near Jasper epitomises the dramatic landscapes and heritage of the Rockies. Departing from Maligne Lake Dock, this 90 minute interpretive cruise travels 14 km down the lake through Sampson Narrows and onto Spirit Island.
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.
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.