Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Adventure Travel in Canada

Occupying most of North America, Canada is the world's second largest country in terms of area. Its fusion of British, French and indigenous Canadian influences give this country its diverse and multicultural nature which attracts so many travellers every year.

Perhaps Canada's most outstanding attractions are its unrivalled natural beauty and spectacular wilderness. From the dominating rocky mountains to the gorgeous Banff and Jasper National Parks.

So from up and coming cities, to wilderness that's ideal for spotting bears and other such wildlife, Canada really does offer an abundance of adventure holiday options and experiences, some of which are detailed below.

1. Horse riding in British Columbia - Follow game trails, cross rivers, and enjoy open-air lunches with the world's best views. There are sweeping vistas, turquoise green glaciers, snow caves, and abundant wildlife including mountain goats, Bighorn sheep, Mule deer, moose, wolf, Grizzly and Black bear.

Travel mountain-top passes and experience wide U-shaped valleys with their mosaic of wildflowers, wild hay meadows and big-game mineral licks.

2. See polar bears in Churchill - Churchill, the 'Polar Bear Capital of the World', is the only human settlement where Polar Bears can be observed in the wild and it lies right in the bears migratory path. This is perhaps the ultimate in adventure travel in Canada.

3. Spot whales, porpoises and dolphins - In the summer months the wildlife is prolific here with June to August being exceptional months for sighting Humpback Whales, Orcas, Dall's Porpoise and Pacific White-sided Dolphins.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, for more adventure travel in Canada you'll have to travel there to experience it for yourself!