May 06, 2021

Where to See Wildlife in Canada

Canada is the second-largest country in the world with a total area of (including water) 3.85M square miles. It has a remarkable geographical variety that attracts both tourists and immigrants. Millions of tourists from United States, United Kingdom, China, France, Germany, and other foreigners visit this country. Hundred thousands of immigrants from Asia like India, China, and Philippines choose to live in Canada. 

In fact, Vancouver became a hot spot in Canada because a lot of people want to live there so looking for Vancouver homes for sale or rent is quite challenging. It is also one of the favorite places of tourists, they love to visit Stanley Park, Granville Island, Grouse Mountain, Museum of Vancouver, and more. 

This place is not just an ordinary city because it is connected to nature so whether you are tourists, residents, or immigrants, it is best to visit a wildlife park and enjoy nature. Some of the species that you can see are raccoons, beavers, coyotes, black bears, hoary marmot, Canada geese, cougars, common loon, North West White-Tailed Deer, wild horse, grey wolf, orca, and Great Blue Heron. 

Where to See Wildlife in Vancouver Canada? 

1. Stanley Park 

Stanley Park is the first and largest park in Vancouver, it is a 400-hectare public park that offers scenic views of waters and mountains. It also features beaches, lakes, forest trails, play areas, and aquarium. This is also the home of the great blue heron which is classified as a species at risk in British Columbia.

2. Grouse Mountain 

Grouse Mountain is located in North Vancouver, just 15 minutes away from downtown. It is open 365 days a year and offers a lot of activities, especially during summer and winter. This is the refuge of endangered animals like grizzly bears named Grinder and Coola. You can also spot some owls, hummingbirds, eagles, and falcons. 

3. Strait of Georgia 

Do you know that every year, thousands of variety whales migrate through the water from March to October so Vancouver is one the best locations in the world for whale watching? There are several tour operators in Gulf and San Juan island that offer whale watching expeditions. You can spot whales like humpback whales, gray whales, minke whales, and orcas. If you are lucky you can spot some seabirds like Pacific loons, bald eagles, tufted puffins, harlequin ducks, and brown pelicans. 

4. Brackendale 

Brackendale is the home of wintering bald eagles so whether you are an ornithologist or casual bird watchers, visit this place if you want a closer look at herons, snow geese, eagles, owls, jays, gulls, and sandpipers. Visitors can watch the birds nesting and feasting. 

5. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary 

Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary is one of the top ten bird-watching areas in Canada. This is a protected area where both wildlife and their habitats are protected with nearly 300 hectares of natural marshes, managed wetlands, and low dikes. This sanctuary in British Columbia is open all year-round and home to sandhill cranes, mallards, bald eagles, snow geese, and other bird species. 

These are just 5 wildlife sanctuaries that you can visit in Vancouver but there are more wildlife parks in Canada that you can also explore.

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