A world of wildlife and adventure

There’s no better way to view Canada’s magnificent mammals than a wildlife viewing trip added on to your train trip. Our Canadian Insiders take the guesswork out of wildlife viewing, helping you choose the adventures where you’ll see the spectacular sights you want — like polar bear safaris, grizzly bear lodge stays, and numerous whale watching itineraries.

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Polar bear viewing safaris

The Inuit people of Canada’s far north call the polar bear Nanuk, meaning ‘Animal Worthy of Great Respect.’ Others say ‘Titan of the Tundra.' This is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

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You know that friendly character you met in the local café who told you to visit that well-kept regional secret which turned out to be the best part of your holiday? That's us.

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Have everything organized for you

By this stage, you're already having dreams about mountains, moose and maple trees. We combine your personal preferences with our insider knowledge to save you hours of pointless internet trawling.

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You’ll receive the inside scoop before you even leave home. And you can relax during your vacation because we’re only a phone call away if you have any questions while you’re in Canada.

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Upgrade your train journey across Canada

Receive a credit of up to $2,000 per couple toward an upgrade to Prestige Class onboard VIA Rail.

Or book in Sleeper Plus Class to enjoy up to $1,000 per couple in travel credits toward hotel nights, excursions, and more.

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Book a qualifying Canadian Rockies trip to receive up to $800 per couple in travel credits. Credits can be used towards hotels, upgrades and tours, such as:

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Canada's Big 5 Safari

Everyone knows about Africa’s Big 5 animals: lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo. But few know that Canada has its own collection of large mammals that are every bit as awe-inspiring as their African counterparts.

In fact, it’s arguably a whole lot harder to see a polar bear, grizzly bear, moose, wolf and plains buffalo in the wild, which makes checking them off your bucket list that much more satisfying. Here’s a primer on Canada’s Big 5 and where to find them.

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