The most photogenic of Canada’s bears are the grizzlies, catching salmon mid-leap as they swim upstream in Yukon and British Columbia. Also on the Pacific coast are the rare, white-furred “spirit bears”. Familiar from TV programmes are the lumbering polar bears that spend Arctic summers on the tundra near Churchill, on Hudson Bay. Black bears can be seen from Newfoundland to the Rockies.
Get out on the water The canoe is 100 per cent Canadian: big enough to take people, bags and equipment; easy for beginners to master; and manoeuvrable enough to cut through rapids. Rivers and lakes, the highways of long ago, now provide an escape from everyday life. The light, modern sea kayak