Adventure Vacation Ideas in Canada

The Rocky Mountains offer vacations ideas for a mountain biking adventure in Canada. Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Holidays is a top Canadian operator that caters to passionate mountain bikers.

They offer a mountain bike holiday in the Canadian Rockies that includes paragliding, a soak in Radium Hot Springs and options for fly fishing, river tubing, whitewater rafting or horseback riding.

This single track tour hits some of the most popular and spectacular trails such as the highly praised Jumping Pound / Cox Hill Ride. Those that ride this trail say that it is one they will never forget. The Moonraker trails are smoother intermediate trails that feature views into a 2000-foot deep canyon and mix in some challenging steeper climbs.


Lake Shuswap - Just over the Washington state border into Canada, you will find Lake Shuswap. This magnificent lake is in the heart of the beautiful undeveloped wilderness of southeastern British Columbia. Here is a spot that the whole family can enjoy the adventures offered by the great outdoors and the lake.

Fishing, swimming and jet skiing are popular activities. You can hike mountain bike or ATV in the surrounding forests. Pick out a secluded spot, there are lots here, and setup camp. Or have a barbeque picnic.

A great way to enjoy Lake Shuswap is to rent a houseboat from Waterway Houseboats. They have beautiful houseboats so the family can vacation in comfort and style right on the water.

Kids particularly love the experience of living on the lake with swimming and fishing right out the door. Waterway Houseboats has boats that have internet access so you can experience the wilderness and not miss the important connection to the world.


Challenge yourself with this vacation idea - an exciting trekking adventure into the Canadian Rocky Mountains. KE Adventure Travel offers an action filled trek along the trails and mountain peaks in Alberta and British Columbia.

You will have the chance to enjoy the panoramic view from the summit of three mountains, all 9,000 feet or more high.

KE Adventure Travel is considered among the best hiking and trekking companies in the world. They have designed this trek for experienced hikers in good shape.

Although KE rates it as “demanding”, for the most part you will be using well established trails and sightseeing of the beautiful forests, meadows and glacial lakes is a big part of the experience.

KE Adventure Travel also has many other mountain adventure expeditions in spots all over the world.  


Here's a fun idea - Kayaking with the Beluga whales in the Hudson Bay, Canada. This is the location of the largest population of Beluga whales in the world, over 60,000.

Explorer’s Corner is a top rated adventure company that offers a camping, kayaking and hiking trip to Canada’s Arctic to see the whales and the polar bears. This is a great chance to experience the wild and unspoiled Canada along the Arctic Ocean.

Wildlife viewing adventure tours are also available from the Lazy Bear Lodge in Churchill, Manitoba along the Hudson Bay. The town is remote and requires a plane or train to get there but this is the spot to go if you want to see polar bears or snorkel in the bay with the whales.  


Fishing New Brunswick, Canada
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The Nahanni and Tatshenshini Rivers are two incredible vacation spots for a river rafting adventure in Canada. Canadian River Expeditions has been taking families down these rivers since 1972.

Canadian River Expeditions specializes in "expedition style" paddling trips designed for families who are want an adventure trip in the scenic wilds of the Yukon.

Canadian River Expeditions has a number of different trips on the best Canadian rivers. Their vacation trips cater to different family ages and skills and typically include some hiking, fishing and lots of wildlife viewing.

Black bears, moose, wolves, rams and grizzlies are common. CRE also has whitewater canoeing expeditions on the Nahanni River that are for intermediate and expert skill levels.


Fishing and Hunting are favorite adventure vacation ideas in Canada. Affordable Adventures is a vacation outfitter that offers fishing and hunting vacations in Canada. They operate out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and provide affordable vacation trips to Newfoundland and Quebec for hunting and to New Brunswick for fishing.

The hunting trips focus on moose, woodland caribou and Black Bear. Their "Grand Slam" package goes after all three during two full weeks of hunting adventure. Their fishing package takes you to the Miramichi River in New Brunswick for fly fishing where you will catch Atlantic Salmon.

Other trips take you to Labrador and Ungava Bay for the Giant Brook Trout, Arctic Char, Pike and Lake Trout. Affordable Adventures works hard to provide you with a top quality hunting or fishing adventure vacation at an affordable rate.


Columbia Icefields is the world's largest nonpolar ice glacier and it is located in Alberta, Canada. Brewster Snocoach Tours will take you out onto the ice cap in a bus that's outfitted with balloon tires. It is also possible to actually hike on the glacier.

Getting to the Columbia Icefields you travel 178 miles on Icefields Parkway through some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere. The drive itself is an adventure. Along the way you will most likely see some of the native wildlife like bighorn sheep, black bears, elks and mountain goats.

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