Bears in the Canadian Rockies
Black bears, brown bears, grizzlies, skies that go on forever, moose and terrific scenery all form part of this fairytale Magic Kingdom. Bears with clever eyes and frightening claws that can strip the bark from trees are found in this area of Canada.
In the north, the town of Churchill, which is situated on the shores of the Hudson Bay, is renowned for being the polar bear capital of the world. Every northern late summer right up until November these bears shuffle with their black noses, wandering and roaming the shore and even the town to find food and humans.
Explore the Canadian Rockies in sophisticated style on the first-class glass-domed Rocky Mountaineer which is a luxury train that leaves from Vancouver offering a smorgasbord of exquisite scenery. Passing through Jasper National Park and Banff National Park ought to offer sightings of bears, but there are never guarantees of sightings as are rare sightings of the Big Five in the Kruger National Park.
Glaciers and gorges abound, but the idea of seeing a bear adds that little edge of excitement to the adventure.
Vancouver, ensconced between white-capped mountain peaks pointing skywards, is sprinkled with white fairy dust and the azure Atlantic is without a doubt one of the finest and most pristine urban locations in the world.
Wonderful green forests, parkland and silent peaks abound and in-between are neat streets and skyscrapers, smart bridges and ghostly sky trains that silently move at incredible speeds, fabulous restaurants and quaint little paths downtown complete the storybook picture of this fine city.
History, art, bears, and scenery to die for makes Canada a must-see destination. Expect to experience incredible sunsets in the Banff National Par, or one of the awe-inspiring views from Stanley Park with vistas stretching forever over Vancouver, or the incredible turquoise of Lake Louise which will make you feel as if you have died and gone to Heaven.