The Canadian Rockies region is one of the most stunning places on the planet. Full of jagged peaks and colorful lakes, wildflowers and glaciers, it is an area that never fails to awe and inspire my passengers. I have often been asked what my favorite photo spot is on our Western Canada tours and that is really hard to answer.
The Polar Bear is perhaps one of the most fascinating of the bear species, only to be found in the far Northern hemisphere. Grand American Adventures’ Product Manager Iain Shiels lived out a boyhood dream of sighting these amazing creatures in their natural habit – a breathtaking experience.
Who says holidays need to happen in the summer? Plenty of destinations really come into their own in the winter months, providing a host of interesting things to see, do and experience. Where better to embrace all that the winter season has to offer than Canada? The country is known for its amazing winter, with snowfall and fantastic landscapes making it the place to go late in the year.
It’s well known that the Canadian Rockies is a pretty picture-perfect place, but I don’t think I was quite prepared for the incredible beauty which awaited me on my recent visit to the region.
The Northern Lights are one of nature's greatest displays. Dancing hues of green, purple and pink transform the sky into a spectacular light show - but one that is typically only visible in certain parts of the world, and at certain times of year. The autumn and winter months in North America provide particularly picturesque displays; here are our favourite places to see nature's greatest light show.
There is no greater experience than getting out into the national parks of North America and seeing some of the world’s most incredible wildlife. The array of different species from one state to the next is phenomenal, but it is the ‘big 3’ that every intrepid traveller is just dying to spot, and capture on camera; wolves, bears and whales! This year we have some amazing wildlife tours that will give you a greater opportunity of spotting these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.
Quite often we share with you our favourite destinations and places we think you should travel to around the USA and Canada. More often than not you usually agree, but we have done a little digging and have found out what YOUR top 10 most searched for and asked about North American destinations actually are.
Our day in Cape Breton Highlands National Park began with an amazing drive along the spectacularly scenic Cabot Trail Highway. Named after early explorer John Cabot, this road twists and turns its way along beautiful coastal cliffs and through gorgeous mountain scenery. Even as someone who drives every day, it would be hard not to get excited by this beautiful drive.
As the crisp chill of autumn mornings are fast approaching, summer is beginning to feel like a distant memory, but that is nothing to be disappointed about. Despite the shorter days we are greeted with a rather enjoyable crunch underfoot and a display of nature in all its golden glory as the leaves change from vibrant green to an amalgamation of gold, yellow and orange, we’re sure you’ll agree it’s a simply beautiful time of year!
I remember vividly looking at various magazine advertisements for outdoor gear as a kid. You know, the picture of the perfect couple – standing on the edge of a cliff in awe of the scenery that appears just too perfect to be real? Their bodies erected tall, each with one leg bent, chins up and hiking poles held at a perfect angle. To this you can add their hair which usually flowed gently into the wind as they stood so proudly into the foreground of a spotless sky – a view that could inspire entire generations to boycott western civilization as if it were obsolete.