Close Encounters of the Fur Kind

An abundance of wildlife (587 species of mammals, birds and fish) in Alberta’s extensive parks and natural areas makes the province a prime spot for wildlife viewing.
  • Spot elk, deer, moose and bears in the Rocky Mountains or take a wildlife tour in Jasper National Park, where mountain goats are often spotted by photographers.
  • Open year round, Yamnuska Wolf Dog Sanctuary is a not-for-profit rescue centre that allows visitors to feed and interact with the wolf dogs during guided tours.
A herd of 12-15 bison are being reintroduced to Banff National Park early in 2017. As a keystone species, their re-establishment will have an immediate positive impact on the park, but there are other places in Alberta to see bison right now.
  • Roam with herds of bison along the Bison Paddock Loop Road in Waterton Lakes National Park and at Elk Island National Park.
  • Elk Island National Park played a key role in bringing bison back from the brink of extinction. Watch a bison traffic jam or take a bison backstage tour at their handling facility.

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