Here are our favorite animal sightings for our 2017 Alaska/Canada season. If you have traveled with us and you feel you have better pictures or we forgot anything please email us and we will post them here! We always look for the perfect picture and even I (Nat) never get tired of taking pictures of bears, moose, sea otters and whales. Every month and every moment offers different opportunities. There isn't really a time where you have the best chances. Usually it's being at the right place at the right time. We do feel however that spring is especially great for black bear sightings in Canada traveling in British Columbia and the Yukon. This season we saw about 35 black bears in the matter of few days! So come and join us next May on our Calgary to Anchorage trip!
Best Black Bear Sighting - Canada
Traveling in Canada with us next year? Please note that Canada has changed immigration rules. Most nationalities will need an electonic travel authorization starting 15th of March 2016 when traveling by air. If you travel by land or sea, you will not need an eTA when you enter Canada. However you will need a proper identification. US citizens are exempt from eTA.
So if you are starting your trip in Calgary with us and flying into any of the Canadian airports, you will most likely need to apply for an eTA beforehand. Click on "Read More" to find out more details.
The Northern Lights are something which is on many people's bucketlist. Usually it means you have to plan for a winter holiday as this is your best bet to really see those magical lights dancing across the sky. But: You can be lucky: Lucky like us this summer up in Alaska. For three nights in a row we were able to see the aurora borealis on Alaska's night sky.
Camping in Alaska's largest National Park means there won't be too much disturbing light from cities or towns and with a aurora forecast between 4 and 5 (on a scale between 0 and 9) we thought it was worth a try setting up a Northern Lights Night Watch Schedule... (all photo credits to Keith M)
Most likely you have heard about Denali National Park in Alaska. It is home to the highest peak in North America, Mt McKinley, also called Denali. Although the park encompasses more than 6 million acres (24,500 km²), it only has one road, which roughly covers 150 km. The rest is pure wilderness with hardly any serviced hiking trails. The moment you step into this wilderness, you’re truly into the wild.
Here are three tips for hiking and trailblazing Denali National Park and fully enjoy and embrace the wilderness of Alaska!
Seeing a bear on your bucket list? Then you should consider Alaska or Canada as your next travel destination!
Alaska offers fantastic chances to spot grizzly, brown and also black bears. "Travelling the roads less travelled in British Columbia and the Yukon in Canada we saw 16 black bears in two days", says Stuart from London. "This trip should be on everyone's bucket list!" Venturing into the wild in a converted school bus means you have more space and it is more like a “home” for everyone: Bigger windows, spacious seating, viewing platform on the roof, and tables to play cards or write your journals.
Sometimes you are lucky... and you see a coastal brown bear fishing for salmon without going on a flight to Katmai or Lake Clark. There is no guarantee, but sometimes we are lucky. We had a perfect day hiking around Valdez and decided to go back to the fish hatchery where the Salmon was running since a few days. It was the second evening in a row and we were about to give up as we had been waiting already for a few hours...
Time is always restricted when leading trips, but I would like to publish some of our early season pictures. We are very excited to have seen already so many bears, whales, sea otter and moose. Even the season is short, every months has a different appeal to it and the landscape is changing fast. Early season in Alaska also means: baby animals! For sure the highlight for the June Trip was the suckling moose calves.
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