Bucket List Worthy
Adventure lovers rejoice!
Adventure travel has been a long-time favourite amongst travellers around the globe and Canada holds nothing back when it comes to fun and excitement!
Whether you’re zipping through the evergreen trees of the west coast or taking a sip of fresh water from an iceberg after chasing whales on the east coast, there is a unique experience to be had for the thrill-seeker and explorer in you.
We’ve scoured the country to bring you the top 50 best adventures that will not only push you to the limit but will also inspire and move you beyond your wildest dreams!
While many of the adventure businesses listed here involve a slight skill and an element of risk, we’ve also included family-friendly tours that will leave you and your loved ones with priceless memories that will last you a lifetime.
Heather Greenwood-Davis, award winning journalist who has appeared on CNN, National Geographic and many other outlets has given her opinion on the list. She says,“While I have travelled to many places with my family, some of the best memories were made doing adventurous and exciting activities. This guide of ultimate adventures has plenty of adventures that would make a great addition to any bucket list”.
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Intense? Yes. Scary? Possibly. Awesome? Absolutely. At WildPlay Element Parks, aerial adventures and zip lines transform a casual nature day into unforgettable outdoor recreation for adults, teens, kids, and groups.
British Columbia locations include: Kelowna, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo and Victoria. WildPlay Element Parks can also be found in Niagra Falls, Ontario and Wood Buffalo, Alberta.
Call: 1-855-595-2251 or visit http://wildplay.com for more information.
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Pacific Surf School will have you riding waves faster than you ever imagined! Voted #1 Surf School in Tofino, & Top 10 Surf Schools in the World (National Geographic, 2012); where else would you want to learn? They make it easy (and fun!) with group lessons, family lessons and private lessons all year long – and for all ages and skill levels. Pacific Surf School has been loving and teaching surfing on Tofino’s legendary beaches since 1998.
441 Campbell St, Tofino BC
Call: 250-725-2155 or visit http://www.pacificsurfschool.com for more information.
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Tide Rip Grizzly Tours Ltd. is a small independent company located in Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. For over 15 years, Tide Rip has been leading daily boat-based expeditions to view and photograph the wild grizzly bears and other spectacular wildlife native to coastal British Columbia. Subscribed to the philosophy: ‘conservation through coexistence’ Tide Rip Grizzly Tours endeavours to promote that through outreach education programs and presentations, fundraising projects, and sponsoring conservation NGOs, in addition to their daily grizzly bear tours.
20 Boardwalk | Comox, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia
Call: 1-888-643-9319 or visit http://grizzlycanada.com for more information.
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British Columbia’s first whale watching company was established in 1980. Orca (killer whales) and many other marine mammals frequent the Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight area. Telegraph Cove is located on Northern Vancouver Island. Join for an exciting adventure from Telegraph Cove, the Whale Watching Capital of British Columbia! You’ll love the island, the magnificent mammals, the rare bird species you’ll see, and the friendly people you’ll meet. Depending on the time of year in British Columbia, you may see, Humpback whales, Dall’s or Harbour porpoises, Minke Whales, Pacific White-sided dolphins, Harbour seals, Stellar sea lions, bears, various birds and of course the famous Orca (killer whales).
24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia
Call: 250-928-3185 or visit http://www.stubbs-island.com for more information.
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Superfly is Whistler’s premiere zipline and treetop adventure company. It features some of the most exciting and visually stunning backcountry ziplines in the world, while the Treetop course is packed with challenge and exhilaration. It all stems from their passion for adventure. Let’s face it, when it comes to connections between individuals and the environment, few things are as powerful as playing in the great outdoors.
The SuperFly office is located inside The Adventure Group storefront: #211 – 4293 Mountain Square, near the Whistler Village Gondola.
Call: 604-932-0647 or visit http://www.superflyziplines.com for more information.
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The Grouse Grind® is a 2.9-kilometre trail up the face of Grouse Mountain, commonly referred to as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster.”
This trail is very challenging. Keep in mind that there is a wide range of mountaintop trails that might better suit the average hiker.
6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Call: 1-604-984-0661 or visit https://www.grousemountain.com for more information.
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Flyboarding is not just a rental activity, it is an experience that you will never forget! Very intuitive and easy to learn. The certified, friendly instructor’s will have you soaring above water or swimming like a dolphin in minutes. All you need is a love for water and a sense of adventure. All flyboard lessons come with a SMILE GUARANTEE!!!!
210 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia.
Call: 1-855-359-2232 or visit http://www.canadianjetpackadventures.com for more information.
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Kick off your summer with the Great Canadian Tours – KTM Dirt Bikes Tour – a great option if you haven’t ridden the beautiful Revelstoke area before. Great Canadian Tours always carries new machines, this guarantees a quality and amazing performance vehicle every ride. With meticulous maintenance done on all machines, they are always running in the best possible condition.
Never fear with experienced guides who have been trained in teaching and guiding motorcycles and ATV’s. All guides carry their Wilderness First Aid for your safety.
1870 Glacier Lane, Revelstoke, British Columbia.
Call: 1-250-837-5030 or visit http://www.riderevelstoke.ca/summer-season/rentals-and-tours.htm for more information.
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Often voted by Whistler locals as the most extreme activity in Whistler, Whistler Bungee provides an exhilarating, adrenaline filled rush that no other activity can compare to. Whistler Bungee gives thrill seekers an unforgettable experience by jumping 160ft (50 meters) over the glacial fed Cheakamus River.
#19 – 4314 Main Street, Whistler, BC
Call: 1-604-938-9333 or visit http://whistlerbungee.com for more information.
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Touch a glacial-fed river. Ride water wilder than the horses the first cowboys rode to get here. On rapids carved by millennia of natural forces, led by expert guides, it’s your turn to get kicked by the Kicking Horse River. Come hungry for adventure, leave wet and laughing. The Kicking Horse River is a ride you’ll never forget! The Alpine Rafting crew awaits your arrival.
101 Golden Donald Upper Rd. Golden, British Columbia
Call: 1-888-599-5299 or visit https://alpinerafting.com for more information.
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North America’s most thrilling ski resort is turning up the heat this summer with The Pipe Mountain Coaster!
Your fun begins with a scenic treetop ride on our Gondola with dramatic views to the starting line outside Revelation Lodge. Looking down the Columbia Valley, your palms will sweat, and your pulse will race as you prepare yourself for what lies ahead.
Not just for the adrenaline junkie, this family-friendly ride allows you to control your own speed – letting you choose between a relaxing cruise or a white-knuckled all-out track attack! The unique cart design allows you to ride individually or tandem with small children. Since you have 100% control over your excitement factor, it is great for all ages – just be warned you are going to want to ride it again and again.
2950 Camozzi Road, Revelstoke, B.C.
Call: 1-866-373-4743 or visit http://www.revelstokemountainresort.com for more information.
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Nestled in a spectacular valley in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Moraine Lake Lodge provides the ultimate getaway for those seeking an escape, hiking experience, or a relaxing vacation. Explore all that nature has to offer, or take short drives to spectacular sites like Lake Louise and the picturesque town of Banff.
Moraine Lake Rd, Improvement District No. 9, AB
Call: 1-877-522-2777 or visit http://morainelake.com for more information.
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The Canadian Rockies contain a lifetime of walking and hiking opportunities. The scenery is classically magnificent – steely grey limestone peaks are clothed in forests, waterfalls, craggy cliffs and, not far west of Canmore, glaciers!
From late May to mid August the forest and meadows are lit in glorious wildflower shades of red, blue, yellow and white. By late August wildflower color is replaced by the reds and golds of Fall. September is in some ways the most spectacular month as the alpine larches turn the treeline into a blazing line of gold and incandescent aspens that speckle the valley floors.
Explore. The first two days of hiking are based in Canmore before moving to Banff and Lake Louise based hiking days. This is a hotel based trip so you’ll carry light day packs and sleep in a comfortable bed.
You can combine this trip with the “Mount Assiniboine Walking Tour”, for a complete Canadian Rockies extravaganza. This backcountry hiking tour to magnificent Mount Assiniboine Park involves comfortable base camping. The scenic rewards of walking far from the highways in these exceptionally spectacular alpine meadows makes ‘roughing it’ all worthwhile!
Suite 200 Summit Centre 50 Lincoln Park, Canmore, Alberta
Call: 1-866-678-4164 or visit http://canadianrockieshiking.com for more information.
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Experience the wild Canadian rockies like never before, from the inside! Wild, undeveloped caves await you! For those seeking as much excitement as possible, including squeezes, rappels, and other adrenaline-inducing activities Canmore Cave Tours offers a 6-hour “Adventure Tour”. For those just looking to sample what the cave has to offer, or those with less time, a 4.5 hour “Explorer Tour” option is available.
129 Bow Meadows Crescent | Unit 202, Canmore, Alberta
Call: 1-877-317-1178 or visit http://www.canmorecavetours.com for more information.
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Guided mule deer hunts, moose hunts and black bear hunts in northern Alberta, Canada. Professionally guided hunting trips for moose during the rut and post rut season; spot & stalk bear hunts; archery mule deer bow hunts and mule deer hunts. Book your next hunt and you will have an unforgettable Alberta wilderness adventure.
Call: 1-780-772-7200 or visit http://www.albertaoutfitting.com for more information.
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The closest whitewater rafting available from Banff and Calgary. Half and Full day trips. Whether you want Mild or Wild, the fun-loving professional guides will provide you with the best whitewater rafting adventure.
Perfect activity for Families (5yrs+), and Groups like Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties or your Corporate Team Building Event.
215 Banff Ave | Sundance Mall, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta
Call: 1-403-763-2007 or visit http://chinookrafting.com for more information.
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Who needs ice when you’ve got wheels? Experience the thrill of the summer bobsled at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Accompanied by a professional pilot, soar down the legendary Olympic track, twisting and turning around 10 turns and traveling at speeds up to 50 mph (80 kph). This will be 60 seconds you talk about for the rest of your life!
Frank King Day Lodge at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, AB
Call: 403-247-5452 ext. 4 or visit http://www.winsport.ca/activities/summer/summerbob.cfm for more information.
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Feed your adrenaline and step into a breathtaking world where glaciers rest above and birds soar below. Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on an exciting cliff-edge walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918 foot drop. Welcome to the all-new Glacier Skywalk in the heart of the Canadian Rockies!
Driving here in a car with GPS? Enter the following coordinates into your GPS unit: Latitude 52°13.220 N and Longitude 117°13.441 W.
From Banff, travel 57 kms (35 miles) north on the Trans-Canada Hwy #1 to Lake Louise. Pass the Lake Louise turnoff and continue for approximately 1 km, watch for the Hwy 93N exit indicating the Columbia Icefield. Follow Hwy 93N for 125 kilometers (78 miles), to the Columbia Icefield.
From Calgary, travel 183 kms (114 miles) west on the Trans-Canada Hwy #1 to Lake Louise. Pass the Lake Louise turnoff and continue for approximately 1 km, watch for the Hwy 93N exit indicating the Columbia Icefield. Follow Hwy 93N for 125 kilometers (78 miles), to the Columbia Icefield.
From Edmonton, travel 366 kms (220 miles) west on Yellowhead Hwy #16, to Jasper. Proceed past the Jasper turnoff approximately 2 kms to the 93S Junction. Turn left onto 93S Icefields Parkway and follow for 102 kms (63 miles) to the Columbia Icefield.
Call: 1-866-606-6700 or visit http://www.brewster.ca/activities-in-the-rockies/brewster-attractions/glacier-skywalk/#/0 for more information.
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Alberta’s number one first jump skydive centre for 30 years. Operating just north of Edmonton, they offer tandem and learn to skydive packages. Whether parachuting is on the bucket list, you’re planning a special occasion or you’ve always wanted to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, Go For it!
5909 Range Road 260, Westlock County, AB
Call: 1-780-884-5867 or visit https://www.edmontonskydive.com for more information.
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This journey takes you through forty five kilometers of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the Canadian Rockies. Let Maligne Adventures showcase all the natural beauty and adventure Jasper National Park has to offer. Located in the Canadian Rockies north of Banff National Park along the Icefields Parkway, Jasper is famous for its natural beauty, abundant wildlife and incredible scenery. Get out there and explore.
616 Patricia St, Jasper, Alberta
Call: 1-844-808-7177 or visit http://maligneadventures.com for more information.
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Jasper Motorcycle Tours offers Sidecar Tours in the Great Canadian Rockies on Legendary Harley Davidson Motorcycles, driven by professional riders. Here is where anyone, of any age, even with a disability, can experience the “THRILL OF RIDING” in the World’s most desired setting. Guests are invited to separate from the crowds, step out of their comfort zone and be fitted into leathers to “RIDE FREE” on a fresh and exhilarating Mini Adventure!
610 Patricia St. Downtown Jasper, AB
Call: 1-780-931-6100 or visit http://www.jaspermotorcycletours.com for more information.
It’s all about having fun, pushing your boundaries, and finding your happy dance. That’s what we believe. Eco-Adventures 306 Collective is an outdoor adventure company that operates in a sustainable, educational, and eco-friendly manner in order to preserve our outdoor playground for generations to come while also providing you with the opportunity to experience two unique Saskatchewan forest ecosystems in a unique way. Whether you conquer our two-hour long, guided zip line tours, our treetop adventure park or our parachute simulators, we promise to help you do so with a smile on your face.
So, give it a try! Climb to the treetops and fall from the sky!
Cypress Hills Eco-Adventures Ltd. Highway #21 South, Maple Creek, SK
Elk Ridge Eco-Adventures Ltd. Highway #264, Waskesiu Lake, SK
Call: 1-306-662-4466 or visit http://ecoadventures.ca/cypress-hills/activities/treetop-drop for more information.
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Experience true northern dog sled experience with ‘Ididamile’ tours offered every year round to Churchill tourists. If you visit Churchill during the warmer months, you can still experience the thrill of dog sledding – a cart with wheels replaces the sled. See the landscape bursting with life and the colour of thousands of blooming wildflowers.
321 Kelsey Blvd, Churchill, Manitoba
Call: 1-204-675-2887 or visit http://wapuskadventures.com for more information.
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Experience the spectacular wildlife of Manitoba with an adventure that takes you from the dense forests of Riding Mountain National Park to the colourful tundra of Churchill. Frontiers North’s Big Five Safari is a nod to the incredible array of mega-fauna that populate the forests, tundra and rivers of this beautiful province. Includes Lodging: Lodging: 3 nights Winnipeg, 2 nights Riding Mountain, 2 nights Churchill (Maximum 18 people).
124 Kelsey Boulevard, Churchill, Manitoba
Call: 1-800-663-9832 or visit http://www.frontiersnorth.com/adventures/frontiers-norths-big-five-safari for more information.
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A MUST SEE! Even if you are afraid of snakes, The Snake Dens allow you to keep your distance and run for highground if you get too freaked out. The snakes here aren’t poisonous so fear not. Visit the denning area from their summer feeding grounds in late August and September. Snake numbers can be quite impressive on warm sunny days until the end of September.
Highway 17, Narcisse, Manitoba, Canada
Visit http://www.naturenorth.com/spring/creature/garter/Narcisse_Snake_Dens.html for more information.
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Summer time is upon us, and Slide The City is bringing a record-breaking water slide to brighten your city streets. Come dressed to impress because it’s not every day you can strut through town with your hot bod, cool dance moves and slick slides. Did we mention it’s the world record? Yeah, it’s that long.
July 2 – Penticton
July 9 – Saskatoon
July 16 – Winnipeg
July 16 – Toronto
July 23 – Edmonton
July 30 – Calgary
August 6 – Sylvan Lake
August 13 – Montreal
For more information visit http://www.slidethecity.com.
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Toronto’s most Extreme Attraction! EdgeWalk is CN Tower’s most thrilling attraction in its history, and the first of its kind in North America. It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground. Visitors walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides will encourage participants to push their personal limits, allowing them to lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath them.
301 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Call: 1-855-553-3833 or visit http://www.cntower.ca/ for more information.
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The Rideau Canal is a wonderful place for young and old alike to canoe or kayak, offering some of the best paddling in Canada. The locks have created an easy to paddle slackwater system and the central lakes have hundreds of interesting nooks and crannies for the paddler to explore. There are lots of camping locations, many with washroom facilities. Multiple points of access along the Rideau provide the paddler with easy ways to get out on the water.
Call: 1-888-773-8888 or visit http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/paddling/index.html for more information.
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Dramatic cliffs rise from the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay. In large tracts of forest, black bears roam and rare reptiles find refuge in rocky areas and diverse wetlands. Ancient cedar trees spiral from the cliff-edge; a multitude of orchids and ferns take root in a mosaic of habitats. And the night is brilliant with stars in this Dark Sky Preserve. Welcome to the magic of Bruce Peninsula National Park.
The shoreline boulders at Halfway Log Dump are the designated bouldering area in Bruce Peninsula National Park. Located on the scenic Georgian Bay shoreline, this is a unique bouldering experience in a beautiful and remote setting!
From Highway 6, take Emmett Lake Road for 6.6km.
Turn left at Y junction and go 1.1km to the Halfway Log Dump parking lot.
From here, hike the 1km trail to Georgian Bay.
Turn left (north) at shoreline to reach the boulders.
Call: 1-519-596-2233 or visit http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/on/bruce/activ/activ9.aspx for more information.
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Take a Journey… That will unlock the magic. Experience the adventure of a lifetime with Canada’s largest and most trusted balloon company since 1985.
Adventure awaits! Sundance Balloons flies approx 12,000 passengers each year from 11 locations in Canada. As North America’s leading hot air balloon company, Sundance Balloons is committed to capturing the imagination, attention and memories of its customers.
48 Crampton Drive, Belmont, Ontario
Call: or visit http://www.sundanceballoons.com for more information.
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Each year, more people return to River Run Rafting Resort to experience the incredible thrill of whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River. With River Run Rafting, you can choose the trip experience and thrill level that’s right for you! The most popular raft trip is the 12 passenger High-Adventure Whitewater Raft Trip. This big raft offers lots of whitewater fun and is perfect for first-timers, groups and families…a little more raft and a great Canadian experience.
1260 Grants Settlement Rd Foresters Falls, Ontario
Call: 1-800-267-8504 or visit http://www.riverrunrafting.com for more information.
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Ziptrek Tremblant delivers an aerial adventure that will thrill and inspire guests from the world over. These guided tours consist of a series of distinct ziplines that will zip guests down and across the famed Mont Tremblant Mountain, while providing the opportunity to take in some breathtaking views. A thrilling adventure not to be missed!
PO Box 2719, Station B, Mont Tremblant
Call: 1-819-681-4448 or visit http://www.ziptrek.com/mont-tremblant-canada for more information.
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Join one of the cruising sailboats and navigate the Saguenay Fjord in all its glory. Learn and practice the basics of sailing or just sit back, relax and take in the beautiful scenery and the wildlife (Beluga whales, seals and a variety of birds). Get to know the instructor/interpreters, who will make sure you live an unforgettable experience. Interpretation, a quick dip, learning to sail are all on the menu. Put the wind in your sails and discover this incredible waterway in silence, just the way it was meant to be!
359, rue St-Jean-Baptiste, L’Anse-Saint-Jean, Quebec
Call: 1-888-674-9309 or visit http://www.voilemercator.com/en/ for more information.
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Welcome to Fjord en Kayak!
Family-owned sea kayak excursion outfitter since 1996. Two-time winner of the Gold Medal award of the ” Grands Prix du Tourisme Québécois” (the highest award of the Department of Tourism of Quebec).
Fjord en Kayak offers sea kayak guided tours: short family excursions including children 3-14 years of age, three-hour and all-day sea kayak tours, two days excursion for teenagers, two to four-day excursions for adults with gourmet meals.
359, rue St-Jean-Baptiste, L’Anse-Saint-Jean, Quebec
Call: 1-866-725-2925 or visit https://fjordenkayak.ca/en for more information.
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A rendezvous to the homeland of whales! Whether it is to watch or to get to the mythical Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island, host of the most important colony of Northern Gannets in the world, every effort has been made to make your experience unforgettable.
9, rue du Quai, Percé, Québec
Call: 1-418-782-2161 or visit http://www.tourisme-gaspesie.com/en/visiter/les-croisieres-julien-cloutier/7822161.html for more information.
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The Hopewell Rocks is one of New Brunswick’s Top Attractions. Open seasonally from mid-May to mid-October, the Hopewell Rocks is located along the coast of the Bay of Fundy, which is home to the world’s highest tides. The Hopewell Rocks is a self-directed park, however interpretive staff are located at key areas to answer any questions you may have. In addition to the opportunity to walk on the ocean’s floor, we have two sandy beach areas at either end of the park and a number of well-marked walking trails.
What visit to New Brunswick could be complete until you’ve witnessed the natural wonder of the Bay of Fundy and learned the fascinating story behind its world-famous tides? The Hopewell Rocks is a magical place for your imagination to play… the only place where you can become a part of that story.
131 ch. Discovery Road, Hopewell Cape, NB
Phone: 1-877-734-3429 or visit http://www.thehopewellrocks.ca for more information.
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What a rush! Deepell your way down a 135-feet rock wall in the spectacular Grand Falls Gorge. Yes – deepelling is face-forward rappelling!
Extensive, personalized instruction from a trained professional gets you started. Special equipment is called for and you’re fitted carefully with everything you need. As the butterflies start to flutter in the pit of your stomach, your guide also helps you mentally prepare for this thrill of a lifetime.
Each jump edges you further down the rock face with a new jolt of excitement and another view of the incredible scenery below. You’ve learned to carefully secure yourself after each leap, which keeps your adrenaline in check. You can make 4 trips in total, grabbing a revitalizing drink of water between each. Every journey down into the Gorge enriches your experience.
16087 Route 105, Grand Falls, NB
Call: 1-506-473-4803 or visit http://www.openskyadventures.com for more information.
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Captain Mark’s Whale and Seal Cruise offers some of the best whale watching on the Cabot Trail! Join in on a whale watching cruise aboard either a 42-foot cabin-cruiser ‘The Double Hook-up’ or for the more adventurous, the 2 zodiac vessels are known for having close encounters. Whale sightings are guaranteed! Both options offer sightings of various marine wildlife and spectacular coastal views of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. A tour with Captain Mark is a must for eco-tourists and photographers.
126 Harbour Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Call: 1-902-224-1316 or visit http://www.whaleandsealcruise.com for more information.
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The Bay of Fundy gets the world’s highest tides, rising up to 15m daily. As a result of these extreme tides, a tidal wave or bore flows up the feeder rivers when high tide comes in. At the mouth of the Shubenacadie River in Nova Scotia this has led to the creation of tidalbore rafting trips, with powered Zodiacs riding the collision of water as the river’s outflow meets the blasting force of the incoming Fundy tides. Wave heights are dependent on the phase of the moon, and will dictate whether your experience is mild or wild. Be prepared to get very wet.
12215 Highway 215, Urbania Nova Scotia Canada
Call: 1-902-237-7380 or visit http://www.raftingcanada.ca for more information.
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Voted Best Boat Tour by Newfoundlanders! O’Brien’s Whale and Bird Tours is a family owned and operated business that has been offering Award Winning Boat Tours for over 30 years, in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador (just 30 minutes from St. John’s). Cruise to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to the largest Atlantic Puffin colony in North America (1/2 a million) and millions of other seabirds. Enjoy a spectacular performance by Humpback Whales as they frolic, breach and pectoral fin slap right before your very eyes. A show not to be missed! Breathe in the fresh ocean air as you sail past 10,000 year old icebergs while riding in comfort aboard thew new custom built passenger vessels.
22 Lower Road, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador
Call: 1-709-753-4850 or visit http://www.obriensboattours.com for more information.
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Join Newfoundland’s award-winning boat tour Iceberg Quest. Depart from the heart of downtown St. John’s. Walking distance from hotels and B&B’s, on a two hour fully narrated tour that lets you experience Cape Spear, Cabot Tower, and Fort Amherst from the sea.
Set Sail with Award Winning Iceberg Quest!
Step aboard the Capo de Espera – our brand new, state of the art vessel. Breathe in the fresh ocean air as we set sail through The Narrows. Feast your eyes on a glittering parade of majestic icebergs carved from the glaciers of Greenland. Witness the mighty humpback whale playfully thrust itself out of the water in a full breach, its 40 tonne mass crashing back into the ocean in an explosion of spray. Bask in our National Geographic coastlines as our Captain regales you with the history and culture of our people. Fall in love all over again.
Book now… experience the WONDER!
St. John’s Harbour, Pier 6 and Twillingate, Pier 52 Newfoundland and Labrador
Call: 1-709-722-1888 or visit http://icebergquest.com for more information.
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Discover the Hidden History and Culture of Bell Island. Bell Island Mine is an abandoned iron ore mine located in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Canada and are the mines from which the iron ore came that was loaded onto the ships that featured in the Wreck-Reation dive. This new dive opportunity, to be launched in the summer of 2016, will complete the story circle about this most significant event in the history of Bell Island.
40 O’Leary Avenue, St. John’s, NL
Call: 1-709-722-7234 or visit http://www.oceanquestadventures.com for more information.
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After walking the concourse of trails (Carter’s Trail, Whale Watchers’s Trail, Santana Trail and Iceberg Alley Trail) located at Fishing Point Park (Day park) the most venturesome will take the trek over 400 steps on Dare Devil Trail to reach the top of Fishing Point Head where one can view majestic ice bergs, whales, sea birds and communities. An Awesome view, worth the climb! The trail is highly difficult and one shoud proceed with great caution, allow 1 hour.
Fishing Point Park, St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador
Call: 1-709-454-3453 or visit http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/PlanYourTrip/Detail/30601738 for more information.
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Yellowknife is the best place in the world to view Aurora! North Star Adventures is a smaller tour company, so they can offer a more personalized Aurora viewing experience. They take you out and “hunt” for the Aurora! When you reach the destination they park and view the Aurora. They will tell you about the science of Aurora, identify the planets, the many stars, look for shooting stars (make a wish!) and maybe even see wildlife!
Box 352, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Call: 1-867-446-2900 or visit http://northstaradventures.ca for more information.
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The South Nahanni River is Canada’s premier wilderness river. It runs through Canada’s deepest river canyons, over Canada’s greatest waterfall, past a vast mountainous wilderness, unusual landforms and surprising wildlife – and it flows through the legends of headless prospectors and lost adventurers. The Nahanni was established in 1974 as a National Park Reserve. It has been recognized as a Canadian Heritage River and designated as one of the first World Heritage Sites of global significance by UNESCO. It flows over 500 km from its headwaters high in the Mackenzie Mountains, dropping over 4,000 vertical feet in swifts, rapids and waterfalls. It is home to caribou, bison, grizzly and black bear, Dall’s sheep and moose. Paddling the Nahanni is the adventure of a lifetime.
Meeting point is in Fort Simpson.
Main office located on 250 McNaughts Road, Seguin, Ontario
Call: 1-705-746-1372 or visit http://www.nahanniriver.ca for more information.
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The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a unique wildlife viewing property featuring 13 species of northern Canadian mammals in their natural environment. Encompassing over 700 acres with various natural habitats, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve offers unparalleled wildlife viewing and photo opportunities.
Box 20191, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Call: 1-867-456-7300 or visit http://www.yukonwildlife.ca for more information.
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Experience the pristine beauty of the Yukon hiking, canoeing and horseback riding. Be a part or the Muktuk family and live with over 100 dogs in a peaceful setting along the shores of the Takhini River, and explore the surrounding areas on a 6 day trip with everything included.
Box 20716, Whitehorse, Yukon
Call: 1-867-668-3647 or visit http://muktuk.com/summer-tours/ for more information.
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The Adventure of a Lifetime! Experience a Sky High Summer Adventure in the mountains surrounding Fish Lake. This tour is a wilderness adventure on horseback that will take you into some of the most spectacular back country of the Yukon! Ride across majestic mountain ridges, across creeks and through peaceful valleys. Visit our working Trapper’s Cabin and step back in time to the traditional way of survival off the land. After a hearty camp dinner, spend the evenings by the fire. Cozy up in your tent or sleep under the stars.
48 Hart Crescent, Whitehorse, Yukon
Call: 1-867-667-4321 or visit www.skyhighwilderness.com for more information.
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Hike through remote Yukon wilderness with a group of huskies as companions via Cathers Wilderness Adventures. For summer fun, the sled dogs join you on hiking and backpacking tours. The dogs help out on this 7 day trip by carrying the food and tents, so you only need to carry your personal equipment.
Enjoy gazing up at the Northern lights as they dance across a backdrop of stars and enjoy panoramic views of lakes set like jewels in the deep green tapestry with your pack dog companions. All trips are personally guided by the family owned Cathers Wilderness Adventures.
Box 33092, Lake Laberge, Whitehorse
Call: 1-867-333-2186 or visit http://www.cathersadventures.com/hiking_with_huskies_combination_trip__7_days.html for more information.
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Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park is located about a kilometre (two thirds of a mile) from Iqaluit, Nunavut’s capital. The Sylvia Grinnell River meanders through the tundra valley of this picturesque park. The river is a great spot to catch arctic char and the waterfalls make for a beautiful spot to picnic. Hiking trails with informative signage explain to visitors the area’s natural history and cultural heritage.
The coastal area near the park features archaeological sites of the ancient Dorset and Thule peoples. The park contains unique plant life varieties such as the woodsia fern, one of the rarest plants in the country. Several kinds of arctic wildlife can be viewed in the park, including caribou in the winter and spring, arctic hares, arctic foxes, plus dozens of different species of birds.
There are many things to see and do at Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park! Choose your own adventure.
Call 867-975-2350 or visit http://nunavuttourism.com/ for more information.