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Wildlife Viewing Nature & Wildlife

Alberta’s five national parks and more than 250 provincial parks protect nearly 600 species of wildlife. On any given road trip or hike – even a stroll through a mountain town – expect to see something wild. You might even spy a local all-star: moose, bison, elk, grizzlies and black bears, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. • Good to know: You’re extra lucky if you spot an elusive wolf, cougar, lynx, bobcat or wolverine. • Pro tip: Golden eagles search for prey in the northern forests and on the prairies. Flocks of trumpeter swans, an at-risk species, can be spotted in spring, especially on water in the Grande Prairie area. 
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Edmonton Valley Zoo

Edmonton, Alberta
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Nestled in Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park, in the heart of the sweeping Edmonton River Valley, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is home to more than 350 animals. Bring along the kids for a chance to see the endangered peregrine falcon, native prairie dogs, a zebra, fox, and bighorn sheep. Bird lovers can catch the snowy owl, bald eagle, and great-horned owl. Hoot twice if you love owls. Check out the new Polar Extremes exhibit that gives visitors an up-close view of seals, sea lions and arctic foxes. Roving interpreters offer daily demonstrations, programs and talks. Gather the family, and head to the Edmonton Valley Zoo for a a day of learning and fun.

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Calgary Zoo

Calgary, Alberta
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Experience over 900 animals, representing more than 120 species from five continents. You’ll love knowing that every visit helps protect endangered animals, both at the zoo and in the wild. The 120-acre zoo is organized by distinct zones: Canadian Wilds, Destination Africa, Land of Lemurs, Penguin Plunge, Dorothy Harvie Botanical Gardens and ENMAX Conservatory (including the butterfly garden), Eurasia, and Prehistoric Park. Walk with the lemurs from spring to early fall and beginning in May 2018, experience an exclusive, newly constructed Panda Passage habitat that will be home to four giant pandas. The Calgary Zoo is operated by the Calgary Zoological Society, an independent not-for-profit organization that is Alberta’s oldest registered charity and is internationally recognized as one of the top zoos in the world for conservation research.

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Alberta Birds of Prey Centre

Coaldale, Alberta
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Canada's largest birds of prey facility is an interactive facility situated on a 70-acre wetland area near Coaldale that focuses on hawks, falcons, eagles and owls of Alberta.

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Travel Offers

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Glaciers, Lakes and Peaks of Lake Louise

Discover the majestic mountain views and turquoise lakes of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with an active discovery tour of Banff National Park. Enjoy short guided hikes showcasing the best of the Canadian Rockies, a gondola ride to access breathtaking views, and a hot lunch.

Expires: 2018-10-14
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Wildlife Discovery Tour

With 1000's of hectares of untouched wilderness surrounding our little mountain town, wildlife is something we see a lot of in Jasper!  Join a knowledgeable interpretive guide on a "Wildlife Discovery Tour" and learn all about Jasper's many wild mountain animals.  

Expires: 2018-10-15
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Family Rafting & Wildlife Combo

Explore Jasper’s wild side and save with this Family Rafting & Wildlife Adventure Combo deal combining the Class 2+ Canyon Run Family Rafting and Morning or Evening Wildlife Search at a special rate. Available early-June to early-September.

Expires: 2018-09-03
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Maligne Adventures - Wildlife Tours

Jasper, Alberta
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Jasper National Park is well known for its abundant wildlife. Join our tour to learn the challenges of managing and protecting wildlife in the national park. This journey will take you to seasonal locations with the best opportunity to spot various animals such as elk, bears, moose, sheep and deer.

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Brewster Sightseeing Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Since 1892, Brewster Sightseeing has been sharing the best of the Canadian Rockies. With an entirely new fleet of motorcoaches featuring large viewing windows and luxury seating, Brewster Sightseeing has excelled for over 125 years in offering tours for everyone. Professional and knowledgeable driver guides, exclusive on-board tour hosts, convenient pick up and drop off locations in Banff, sightseeing with Brewster an experience that is simply natural.

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Jasper's Whitewater Rafting

Jasper, Alberta
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Jasper is home to Canada's first commercial rafting company - Jasper's Whitewater Rafting! We've been setting the standard for safety and fun since 1971. Raft the rivers we pioneered and allow us to share the knowledge that comes from playing on the rivers for over 40 years.

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The Wildlife of Castle Campfire

Pincher Creek, Alberta
2018-05-26 To 2018-05-26 MST | Show All Dates

Have you listened to songs of the birds? Seen the moose, goats, and weasels? Maybe you have walked on their prints without even knowing! Master how to recognize the signs of the wildlife that call Castle Provincial Park home. Bring a cup, roasting stick, warm coat or blanket, and a lawn chair. 7-9 p.m. on select dates; drop in for a while, or stay for the duration!

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Discovery Wildlife Park's Zoofest

Innisfail, Alberta
2018-08-04 To 2018-08-04 MST

Plan for a full day of fun for the whole family at Discovery Wildlife Park's Zoofest. Join us for free facepainting bounce rides toonie deals on hot dogs and cotton candy. There will also be great animal experiences for you to enjoy throughout the day. Zoofest is open to everyone and all special events are included with your regular admission.

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Wild mountain rafting weekend

Hinton, Alberta
2017-07-14 To 2017-07-16 MST

July 14th -16th. Make your Wild Mountain Music Festival weekend extra exciting and memorable with a rafting adventure!! Come and enjoy a relaxing float down the Athabasca River with Hinton Rafting Adventures. This tour is a great way to see the Hinton area while you’re on your visiting for the music festival. Call to book your tour.

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