Wild by Nature
Wildlife abounds in Canada’s Lakeland. Take a trip to Elk Island National Park, rated as the 8th best place in the world to view wildlife and also known as the most important park in the world in the effort to reintroduce bison to the wild. Venture down Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail and see the most iconic Canadian wildlife: beavers, lynx, wolverines, moose, black bears, deer, fox and more.
If you are an avid bird watcher and have your sights set on where to go birding in Alberta, you will be able to fully explore your passion here. More than 75% of Alberta’s bird species can be found in Canada’s Lakeland, including the endangered trumpeter swan protected in Elk Island National Park. Live Adventurefully by viewing hundreds of loons rafting on Touchwood Lake near Lac La Biche, a designated bird sanctuary since 1920. Perhaps you are looking for a wilder adventure? Head out to the back country of Lakeland Provincial Park which not only provides a nesting habitat for the western and red-necked grebes, but it is also recognized internationally as an important ecological area for our country’s birds.