Canadian Rockies Wildlife Spotting

Headed to western Canada? Here’s some of the wildlife you might see along the coast, in the Canadian Rockies and in between.

Canada is more than just the Great White North. From coast to coast, our neighbor to the north offers unparalleled wildlife-watching opportunities across its range of biomes, from Arctic fringe to temperate boreal forest to rolling prairies. From the gorgeous Pacific Ocean to the majestic Canadian Rockies, British Columbia and Alberta are packed with a range of environments that boast a host of creatures large and small. From bears and whales near Vancouver to beavers and caribou near Banff, the wildlife experiences in western Canada are as vast as the wilderness.

Check out the infographic below to find out what kind of animals you might spy on a trip between the coast and the Canadian Rockies, and where.

canadian rockies animals

AAA Travel offers a variety options for visiting the Canadian Rockies, including the AAA Vacations “Coastal Passage Classic Vacation” tour. View the itinerary online or call 877-396-7159 to speak with a AAA Travel Counselor. And don’t forget, AAA Members receive extra amenities and special perks when they book a AAA Vacations package.

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