Canada is a massive country filled with untamed lands that you should take the time to see as much of it as you can up close. Try out an eco adventure, ecotourism is big business in Canada and we take our natural landscape seriously and we encourage both Canadians and tourists alike to visit natural sites, use renewable resources wherever you can and patronize local family run businesses.
We could spend all day listing places you should try and see, we have narrowed it down to just a few.
Located in the Great White North Churchill is world renowned for some crazy sights that you will only see once in a lifetime and that includes a polar bear safari. Churchill Wild offers safari tours where you can take some pictures of not just polar bears but lots of other wildlife including black bears, moose, caribou and moose. Not only that you can take a canoe trip to share the water with some beluga whales and at night you can head outside and see the Aurora Borealis. Here are some of the polar bears you will find all over Churchill.
Maple Leaf Adventures
Maple Leaf Adventures takes ecotourism very seriously, they don’t just talk the talk. There are several principals that they adhere to strictly. They only take out small groups and make little or no impact on the environment. They work in agreement with First Nations people and they want their tours to actively see and experience the local landscape. They volunteer with local conservation groups and they have been certified by Green Tourism Canada. On a Maple Leaf Adventure tours you will get to see things like black bears, there are whale watching tours and plenty of other indigenous species.
Yamnuska Mountain Adventures
Yamnuska Mountain Adventures can be found in Canmore, Alberta and it is one of the most trusted adventure companies in the Rocky Mountains. They have been around for more than 40 years and you can go ice climbing, mountaineering, rock climbing or cross country skiing. You really can’t do ecotourism in Canada without taking the time to explore the Rocky Mountains. All of the tour guides have been certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and they know the area like the back of their hands. No matter what type of adventure that you have in mind they can make it happen. There is a “Leave No Trace” policy in places and they advocate for respecting the natural landscape so you will be cleaning up after yourself.
A couple of hours north of Montreal deep in the heart of Quebec you can find some incredible beauty. This tour is hosted by the Manawan Aboriginal tribe who will not only show you some incredible landscape but you will get a glimpse into their culture. You can try out canoeing, fishing and snowmobiling with help from local tour guides. You can see local animals in their native habitat and at night sit back on a camp chair and check out the brilliant night sky.
Preserving the natural beauty of the country is ingrained in Canadian Culture and there hundreds of campgrounds and parks with you can see the incredible beauty of Canada.