June 24, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort St. John, Wildlife Tours
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If you are ever in Northern BC and curious about observing wildlife you are in the right place! In this area of BC you can see a huge variety of different animals, and at times you can see them in your front yard!
At the beginning of the summer, I was entering Fish Creek Community Forest that is in the north part of Fort St. John. When I was on the path towards the forest, I came across an open patch of grass with a moose grazing on it. It was amazing! The moose was tame, I kept my distance, which is what everyone should do when they encounter a wild animal. It was the first time I saw this large of an animal up close and I couldn't believe my eyes! The texture of the animals coat was something I could not have imagined, the large head and big ears!
Another great experience of viewing wildlife was just the other night, when I was at a friends house. We were driving on a dirt road in the countryside and all of sudden there were two deer in the middle of the road. They were interested in who or what we were because they stood for awhile but the thing I found most spectacular is when we started driving they started running beside the car. There crisp white tails straight up in the air and the way they run almost looks like a gallop, it was a great sight especially with a beautiful sunset in the background.
Please make sure that you are aware of basic wildlife viewing safety.