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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.

Our top itineraries for North America Wildlife Holidays

Vancouver & Blachford Lake Lodge Wilderness Break

10-day tailor-made journey

This 10-day break is a wonderful exploration of Canada's wild Northwest Territories, where you'll stay just east of Yellowknife in pristine wilderness in the spectacular Blachford Lake Lodge.

Vancouver & The Wickaninnish Inn Break

8-day tailor-made journey

This tailor-made 8-day journey will see you explore Vancouver’s eclectic gems, before a stay in a cosy, beach-view suite in the iconic Wickaninnish Inn, spending days bear and whale watching and coming back to gourmet meals.

Ultimate New Brunswick Fly-Drive

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,860 pp incl. flights

This 10-day fly-drive is the ultimate adventure in Atlantic Canada's charming New Brunswick province, encompassing two of the region's most spectacular road trips. It's all done alongside boutique hotels, included transfers and car hire.

Bear Watching at Knight Inlet Lodge & Vancouver Break

8-day tailor-made break from £3,210 pp incl. flights

This seven-day break will see you bear watch in one of the world’s best grizzly viewing sites, the Knight Inlet. Start in Vancouver’s historic seafront gems before you head to the Knight Inlet Lodge, enjoying bear watching tours, hiking dense forest trails and kayaking on pristine waters.

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Top offers for North America Wildlife Holidays

Alaska to Tokyo on Silversea

23-day stay & cruise from £5,620 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made cruise offer. Book by 31 July
Book by: 31 July 2018

This tailor-made itinerary contrasts Vancouver's natural wonders with city-slicking in Tokyo, exploring Alaska and Japan's epic landscapes in between. Stay in luxury hotels and on the spectacular Silver Shadow, where you'll enjoy opulent suites, endless amenities and all-inclusive dining.

Rocky Mountaineer Grand Circle Tour

14-day luxury rail journey from £3,855 pp


2019 Early Booking Bonus Offer – Save up to £300 pp
Book by: 31 August 2018

Between expert-led tours, handpicked hotel stays and, yes, an ultra-scenic rail journey, this curated itinerary showcases Canada’s dramatic landscapes in style. Along the way, you’ll step out onto glaciers, sweep alongside rushing rivers and summit national-park peaks.

Seabourn’s Ultimate Alaska Adventure

17-day cruise from £5,205 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Special fly-cruise fares
Book by: 31 July 2018

Explore the natural wonders of Canada and Alaska on this exploration voyage, sailing between Anchorage and Vancouver in all-inclusive luxury aboard Seabourn Sojourn.

Yellowstone & Rocky Mountains Self-drive Tour

18-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,020 pp


– Save up to £625 pp
Book by: 30 June 2018

The national parks of Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Rocky Mountain comprise the bulk of this tailor-made self-drive, which combines some of America's most spellbinding scenery with the chance to see native wildlife and explore a rich, pioneering history.

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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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