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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

18-day tailor-made holiday from £12,525 pp incl. flights

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.

Humpback whale, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Vancouver to Alaska with Regent Seven Seas

10-day luxury ocean cruise from £6,245 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.


Best of British Columbia

15-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,670 pp incl. flights

Explore the mountains in depth, drive into the British Columbia Kootenay Rockies. Cross mountain passes, explore lesser-visited national parks and relax in hot spring towns.

Sonora Resort

Rocky Mountaineer & Sonora Resort

11-day tailormade itinerary & rail journey from £5,130 pp incl. flights

This journey brings you from the west coast of Canada inland through some of the world's most exciting terrain. Indulge your adventurous side as you traverse the Rockies in utter luxury, taking in panoramic views and spotting indigenous wildlife.

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