Canada is a truly spectacular country and easily one of my favourites! There’s so much to see and do there it’s impossible to pack it all in on one trip – that’s why I love going back. I’m excited to see what new things I discover when I head back to Ontario in August.
One thing that Canada is famous for is its wildlife, if you’re a keen photographer then you should book your flight here right away. Having been fortunate enough to photograph the wildlife in Canada myself I can testify that it’s an amazing experience.
There are around 200 kinds or mammals, over 400 bird species and a variety of oceanic life – it’s not difficult to see why Canada is known as a paradise for animal lovers. Being the second largest country on the planet you will have a lot of ground to cover in order to see all of the wildlife. So we’ve put together a list of our favourite animals that you should try to get a glimpse of.
Don’t get too close to these guys! The male adults weigh in at about 790 pounds on average and with claws of 200 inches long they don’t have to worry about other animals. There are around 25,000 grizzly bears in Canada, so if you take a decent tour in the right area you’ve got a good chance of seeing them.
You might have heard cougars being described on wildlife programmes as mountain lions or pumas. Their range goes from the Canadian Yukon as far as the Southern Andes in South America. Cougars are ambush predators so can be a little tricky to spot, so expect to take your time and make sure you’re patient – it’s worth the wait!
How could we talk about wildlife in Canada and not mention the Moose? If you want to get a glimpse of the moose then you better get over to Canada soon, that’s because the population of Moose in North America is unfortunately declining at a rapid rate. One of the best places to see these large beautiful animals is in Algonquin Park in Ontario – even there it can be tough because there are 3,000 Moose living in over 3,000sqm of parkland.
Have you been to Canada before to see the wildlife? I would love to hear all about your experiences there and what animals you were lucky enough to see. Just pop everything you’d like to share in the comment section below.