Travel writer and international television host Robin Esrock is the bestselling author of The Great Canadian Bucket List: Once-in-a-Lifetime Travel Experiences. He has visited all of the below routes and tells us that they are great for spotting wildlife.
“I've visited all these amazing routes which put you in close proximity to a who's who of Canadian wildlife. In Prince Albert National Park, it's possible to encounter bison while being on horseback, the advantage being you can get much closer to these magnificent animals. You can snorkel with migrating salmon in Campbell River on Vancouver Island, and always be on the lookout for bears and moose in Newfoundland and on the Icefields Parkway (if you can tear your eyes away from the spectacular scenery).”
One of the most iconic driving routes not only in Canada but the world is the Icefields Parkway, as you journey through the spectacular Banff National Park and Jasper National Park.
Rated as one of the top drives in the world, the trip takes in the likes of Lake Louise, the Rocky Mountains, and the Columbia Icefield.
It is also a great place to go on a safari in Canada and seeing wildlife up close and personal is often a highlight of a visit to the Canadian Rockies. With over 53 species of mammals and more than 260 species of birds in the national parks, you are very likely to see animals as you travel down this route.
Mountain goats, caribou, moose, black bears, and grizzly bears are all commonly seen along the spectacular route so keep your eyes open!
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