July 12, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort St. John, Wildlife Tours
One of the most amazing things about the Peace Region in the summer is all of the butterflies that are around. There are many different varieties but my favourite to find are the beautiful Monarch butterflies. I was told these amazing creatures migrate to the north from Mexico! I can’t believe they can fly over the Rocky Mountains to reach their destination.
My mother and I decided to go for a drive in the rural country roads of the peace, directly north of Fort St. John. The farm land out there is beautiful, the agriculture rich land spans far and wide, and the lovely rolling hills are very pastoral.
Driving along the road we could see many fields of canola, wheat and barley, but along the side of the road there were wild berries and wildflowers, and dancing amongst these wildflowers were many butterflies.
We pulled over to pick some of the berries and seating ourselves in the tall grass, butterflies fluttering around us, and eating some delicious berries, it was something out of a book. It was such a pleasure; this beautiful drive with berries, barley & butterflies.