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North America Wildlife Holidays


Large and wild in lots of places, North America is ideal for animals, especially big, raise-the-hair-on-the-back-of-your-neck animals in substantial quantities.

In Canada, there are large numbers of animals to spot. Bears are firm favourites, with black, grizzly and polar all present here. Herds of caribou, moose and must oxen also patrol the vast wilderness, pursued by wolves, whilst whales can be spotted off the coast.

Beautiful British Columbia is home to plenty of animals. Vancouver Island is the place to travel to in order to see whales or dolphins. In the Rockies travel to the Kananaskis and Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, whilst in Manitoba, Churchill on the shores of Hudson Bay is best for polar bears. Beluga, numerous whales and lots of seabirds also migrate through this stretch of coast too. Alpatok Island and Nain in Newfoundland and Cambridge and Resolute Bay in Nunavut are also good bets for seeing this majestic bear in its natural habitat.

In the USA, there are several states that are particularly good for wildlife holidays. Alaska is the predominant place to see animals though, with Denali National Park, Katmai National Park and the Kenai Fjords particularly popular. Moose are more abundant than people whilst marine wildlife and seabirds are also plentiful here. To see polar bears though, head to Barrow, a short flight from Fairbanks.

Elsewhere, Yellowstone is home to bears, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, mountain lions and lynx; Yosemite National Park has some spectacular scenery and wildlife; Kansas is home to two of the largest wetlands in the world; Louisiana boasts two major bird migration flyways making it one of the best bird watching spots in the country; Isle Royale on Lake Superior in Michigan is home to wolves and moose and Oklahoma and the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge are good for bison, Rocky Mountain elk and white-tailed deer.

These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your wildlife holiday in North America by adding a city stay, activity and adventure holiday or other excursion; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.


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Our top itineraries for North America Wildlife Holidays

Rockies, Alaska & Calgary Stampede 2024 with Silversea

19-day tailor-made holiday from £10,665 pp incl. flights

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Early booking offer – Save up to £1,315pp
Book by: 25 June 2023

Combine Canada's iconic Calgary Stampede with a spectacular journey on board the legendary Rocky Mountaineer train, finishing with a week-long, luxurious Silversea voyage to discover Alaska's glaciers, forests and abundant wildlife.

Whale in Disko Bay, Greenland

Greenland & the Canadian Arctic with Silversea

19-day expedition cruise from £13,200 pp incl. flights

Sail off the beaten track as you experience the unique cultures and majestic natural world of Greenland and Canada's Arctic remotes on this all-inclusive expedition cruise.

Western Brook Pond Fjord, Newfoundland & Labrador

Québec & Atlantic Canada on Silver Shadow

14-day ocean cruise from £7,100 pp incl. flights

Get a whole new perspective on Canada as you explore the ultra-scenic coastline of Québec and Atlantic Canada's Newfoundland in luxury on board Silver Shadow.

Humpback whale, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Vancouver to Alaska with Regent Seven Seas

10-day luxury ocean cruise from £6,685 pp incl. flights

This in-depth appreciation of Alaska will see you explore its most dramatic landscapes, including the famous Hubbard and Mendenhall glaciers. Sail aboard Regent Seven Seas Explorer, where all-inclusive, gourmet dining and a wonderful array of included excursions await.

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Top offers for North America Wildlife Holidays

Grizzly bear, Great Bear Rainforest

Silversea Alaska Cruise & Great Bear Lodge

16-day tailor-made cruise holiday from £8,760 pp incl. flights

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Early booking offer – Save up to £595pp
Book by: 23 June 2023

Pair the wonders of the Alaskan coast on a Silversea cruise with a bear-watching adventure in the heart of the British Columbian rainforest and a luxury stay in buzzing Vancouver.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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