Wildlife Viewing in the British Columbia Rockies






Wildlife Viewing in the British Columbia Rockies


Columbia Wetlands . . . elk, moose, bighorn sheep, deer, shorebirds, raptors and waterfowl. Good viewing all year round. Access by paved road.

Premier Lake Provincial Park . . . spawning rainbow trout, waterfowl and raptors. May and June are the best viewing times. Access by secondary road.

Kikomun Creek Provincial Park . . . spawning kokanee, elk, deer and western painted turtles. Best viewing of spawning kokanee is during September and October. Elk and deer viewing during February, March and April. Turtle viewing is best in July and August. Access by paved road.

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Kootenay National Park . . . mountain goats, bighorn sheep, elk, black bears, mule deer, wolves, raptors and songbirds. Good wildlife viewing year round. Access by paved road.

Elko . . . deer, mountain goats and bighorn sheep. Good viewing all year round. Access by paved road.

BC Vacation Providers in this area:

Kootenay River Runners: Experience river rafting down the Kicking Horse, Kootenay, Columbia Rivers, and Toby Creek as they carve their way through the Rockies mountain landscape. Our unique rafting adventures offer challenging whitewater, family rafting, & evening float trips. more
Nipika Mountain Resort: A spectacular setting, with energy efficient luxurious well appointed accommodations right on the trail system. We maintain harmony with the environment and emphasize many self-propelled recreation opportunities. Kids and pets are welcome. more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
Three Bars Ranch: Located in the Rocky Mountains between Banff Park and Glacier Park, our special part of the world offers an abundance of nature, clean fast moving water, green fields and breathtaking mountain vistas. Enjoy horseback riding and one of the most diverse activiti... more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more

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Wildlife Viewing in the British Columbia Rockies