Face to face with Canada's Wilds

  • 30 big game species that require a guide for your outing
  • 13 provinces and territories to explore
  • 10, 000 years of hunting history

The majestic Canadian wilderness—with challenging mountains, wide-open fields and teeming wetlands—is waiting.

Hunting and angling are part of the fabric and heritage of Canada and outfitters offer a range of authentic experiences to suit every enthusiast. Accommodations are plentiful, and your guide has likely been on more hunts than seems possible in a lifetime. From fly-ins to RVs, luxury lodges to tents, we have you covered.

You’re not far into Canada before that feeling of being the only human to ever set foot on this landscape takes hold. White-tailed deer, caribou, sheep, moose, black bear, wolf, grizzly and elk are prized by hunters from around the globe. You'll need a guide when out for moose, white-tailed deer and black bear. Waterfowlers can be sure to find plenty of Canadas, mallards, pintails and redheads.

Mix things a bit with an afternoon of fishing in a nearby lake or taking aim with some shooting practice.

Then get ready for tomorrow’s challenge.


  • Canada’s weather varies greatly by region and season. Expect warm to mild temperatures in the summer (June to September), cool temperatures in the spring (March to May) and fall (October to November) and cold weather with frequent precipitation and/or snowfall in the winter (December to February).
  • Discover local weather information.  Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Website.
When to go
  •  There are specific hunting seasons for various types of game. Be sure to check with the province you're travelling to and obtain all the permits necessary.
Need to know
  • Make sure you're up to speed on bringing firearms into Canada.
  • Find Canadian Living Magazine's top 10 game meat recipes.
  • We're a big country! There are six time zones across Canada and some provinces even have two zones within their borders.