Not every vacation is about surfing and boating, a few are packed with mean action. Canada has the right backdrop to give you a thrilling encounter with wildlife if you should want it. Here are some of the choices.
Unmissable moose and the bear
If you camp anywhere near a forest, you are likely to step on a bear any way you turn. The best way to watch one is on Princess Royal Island on British Columbia. You can watch the bears on a kayak day trip. You can find the “Spirit Bears” with their creamy white texture if you are lucky. Normally, these Kermode bears are black but due to a mutation, they become white.
Moose is the largest member of the deer family. You can get lessons about them and watch them up close at Matane Wildlife Reserve. We identify male moose because they have huge antlers often as wide as six feet. They prefer to eat higher grass because of their huge antlers. However, they also swim underwater to feed on exotic underwater plants.
Wonderful birds of Canada
You can see some exotic bird species in the maritime regions of Quebec. Remarkable among these are the colorful Atlantic Puffins is the only one of the four puffins that live on the lives on the North Atlantic Ocean. We also see the fast, powerful flyer the northern gannet that spends most of its life at sea but returns to land to nest and raise a family. The most famous of them all is the bald eagle.
The bald eagle is Canada’s largest bird of prey and is the only eagle exclusive to North America. It is at the top of the food chain and so it has no natural enemies. It subsists mainly on fish that it catches with its talons. You can see it catching fish from the lakes if you spend some time.
Check the Arctic Big Five
To complete your tour, look at the Big Five of the Arctic – muskox, caribou, walrus, Arctic whale, and the polar bear. The usual whale to watch for is a narwhal. You can see all these on one trip to Nunavut. Late spring is the ideal time for a visit and gives you the best chance of photographing this Big Five.
For a fulfilling experience, it is important to pick the right season or else you will not get to see the real thing. Begin your trip from Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. It has all that you need to see on your wildlife adventure.