Travel challenge: A wilderness break in Canada

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Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a particular holiday. Today: a trip for two exploring the wild side of Canada, departing in June

Canadian Affair

Wilds of British Columbia: from £2,319 per person, including return flights from Gatwick to Vancouver, car hire, and 14 nights' accommodation. The trip includes opportunities for grizzly bear watching and two nights at April Point Lodge, Campbell River, with some of the finest fishing in Canada. "This gives you the chance to make a once-in-a-lifetime luxury trip," says Canadian Affair's Kathryn Munro. (020-7616 9999;


Yukon Canoe Expedition, Canada: from £2,219 per person, including flights, transfers and accommodation (camping on nine of the trip's 15 days), with meals included on camping days. "Spending 10 days in the Yukon wilderness is an immensely relaxing and rewarding experience," says Louisa Richardson of Exodus. Next departure: 6 June; maximum group size: 12. (0845 863 9600;

Tailormade Explore

Canadian Wilderness Escape: £2,850 per person, including flights, all transportation and seven nights' B&B mountain lodge accommodation, as well as hiking in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, the Columbia Icefield and the Athabasca Glacier. Activities include white-water rafting, bathing in hot springs and exploring forest trails on horseback. According to Simon Grove of Tailormade Explore, "This itinerary enables visitors to experience Canada's true wilderness at their own pace." (0844 875 1890;