Encounter belugas, bears and bloomsChurchill, Canada
With their ludicrously curvy contours, ivory white skin and eyes planted on either side of a rather bulbous forehead, the beluga whale is surely one of the ocean’s most cartoon-like creatures. There’s only around 150,000 of these marine mammals in the wild, but some 3,000 of them congregate in the Churchill River come summer in Canada. During July and August the whales migrate into the river to give birth and feed on the abundance of small fish that cruise these waters.
Also known as the ‘canaries of the sea’, these animals are known for the series of chirps, clicks, whistles and squeals that they emit while talking to each other. Have a listen for yourself by going kayaking or on a snorkelling adventure through these cool waters on Rail Plus’ eight-day Birds, Bears and Belugas itinerary. If whales aren't your bag then fear not, as there is plenty of other wildlife to admire in this Arctic wilderness – think caribou, foxes, wolves, moose and birds galore.
Rail Plus offers train travel in Canada on board a range of rail networks.
From US$2,983pp, including accommodation and transfers within the package dates, plus most local excursions. Meals are not included.