Wilderness Experience Wildlife Tracking in Canada

Discover North America’s wildlife

Outdoor adventure in Canada's wilderness

Travel to North America and experience Canada’s breathtaking wilderness: In this nature-oriented educational course, you and your team as well as an experienced guide discover and experience the untouched nature of the Canada’s province British Columbia and its native animals. Depending on your chosen focus you leave for day trips to track cougars, wolves, California Bighorn Sheep, grizzly bears, black bears, eagles or other birds, identify their tracks and follow them to experience unique wildlife viewings. Your guide provides you with valuable information about the country’s flora and fauna, so you’ll be sent home with an extensive knowledge about the animals’ habitat, their behaviour, instincts, and motion patterns. Get to know Canada’s untouched nature through the eyes of its wild animals and experience an unforgettable outdoor adventure!

Canada – second largest country in the world and famous for its huge and untouched nature areas. Thanks to the variety of landscapes and different vegetation zones, Canada is also home to many wild animals like moose, caribous, wapitis, various kinds of bears, wolves, arctic foxes, and many other animals. The breathtaking flora and fauna is perfect for an unforgettable training adventure in the North American wilderness!

Services Our Services

Included

  • Placement in the course
  • Accommodation during the course
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • All meals during the course
  • Assistance with selecting travel insurance
  • Excursions
  • Assistance with booking flights
  • English speaking support by long-term experienced staff
  • Pre-departure information pack
  • 24/7 support throughout the course

Not included

  • Flights
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and optional excursions
  • Visa fees

Canada | Wildlife Tracking

Start DateDurationCostNATUCATE-ID W.CAN-001
4 Days 1.375 €
7 Days 2.350 €

The prices stated in euros are approximate values. Due to sharp fluctuations in the exchange rate of the Dollar, all prices will be calculated at the time of enquiry.

Requirements

Requirements

To join this Wilderness Experience you need to be at least 18 years old and have good knowledge of English in order to understand the instructions of your course supervisor. Furthermore, you need to be interested in nature and outdoor-life and be motivated to participate actively in the course programme. It is important for you to be physically fit, since you may go on long day hikes. This is also why a document concerning your state of health as well as a vaccination certificate is required from you. You also need travel health insurance before departing to Canada.

Details Tracking Adventure in Canada's Wild Nature

Details

Discover the Canadian fauna

You first of all book a flight to Vancouver International Airport and spend a night in a local hostel. The next morning, an Express Shuttle takes you from Vancouver to your accommodation: a ranch, located a few hours north of Vancouver amidst the untouched wilderness of southwest British Columbia. After you had lunch on the ranch, you get an overview of the route and of your upcoming tracking adventure.

 

Your day of arrival as well as the other days of your wildlife tracking trip are characterized by excursions to the 5000 square kilometers large wilderness area that surrounds the ranch to track and watch – depending on your chosen focus – cougars, wolves, California Bighorn Sheep, mountain goats, grizzly bears, moose, black bears, eagles, or other birds. After your breakfast, you spend several hours in nature every day and return to the ranch in the evening to eat dinner together. During your daily trips your guide teaches you essential knowledge about every animal, its way of life, habitat, instincts, and adaptive behaviour. You also learn to track down leads that point to a former animal activity and you get acquainted with favourable viewing conditions. Your guide always tries to offer you unique sightings and thus leads you to the best lookouts. After a concluding tracking expedition and a joint farewell lunch you make your way home on your last course day.


Course subjects

Course subjects

Subjects of the course are:

  • Zoology
  • Stalking rides
  • Tracking
  • Seasonal patterns
  • Physical characteristics
  • Animal habitat
  • Bear and Cougar safety
  • Regulations
  • Stewardship of land and resources

Possible focusses are:

  • Cougars
  • Wolves
  • California Bighorn Sheep
  • Black bears
  • Grizzly bears
  • Eagles
  • Various kinds of birds
Accommodation

Accommodation

You and the other course participants live together on a horse and guest ranch amidst the wild nature of southwest British Columbia. It is a perfect wildlife area with an impressive variety of wild animals and habitats.

On the ranch itself you have the opportunity to get a room with others or a single room with your own bathroom. You are provided with three meals per day: breakfast and dinner are served on the ranch, while you get lunch during your daily expeditions. The ranch also has its own library, and you can use deck chairs to relax in the large garden.

 

Everybody interested in a Wilderness Experience abroad should be able to adjust to entirely unfamiliar standards of living in their future host country. Therefore, we would like to point out the importance of being flexible and adaptable regarding the accommodation and sanitary facilities provided by the project. Those are very basic and – depending on the project – cannot be compared to European standards. The equipment and furnishings are limited to a minimum; air conditioning is not available. Depending on your host country occasional power blackouts or water outages are quite common. Please contact us if you have further questions about your accommodation. We are pleased to provide you with comprehensive information since we would like you to feel entirely prepared for your time abroad.

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