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Wildlife Viewing in Mount Robson Park

February 20th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Although the bears are still sleeping, there is plenty of wildlife activity in the park during the winter. Ek, mule deer and coyote are common. Driving the Corridor through the center of the park is a good place to look for moose, mountain sheep and caribou. Wolves are sometimes seen in the quieter corners of the park. Herds of elk can be seen as well.

Remember: these are wild animals! If you should see them, keep your distance for your own safety and do not feed them for your sake and theirs. Winter can be an especially difficult time for animals. Your respect for their need to feed and rest undisturbed will help them survive.

If you are patient, you might see a fox like this one foraging or hunting in the snow.

If you are patient, you might see a fox like this one foraging or hunting in the snow.

Though they seldom show themselves to humans, mammals like snowshoe hares, martens, weasels, lynx, foxes, cougars and wolverines are also active in the park in winter. If you don’t actually see these animals you are certain to see signs of their presence. The winter snow is like a blank page on which the comings and goings of the park’s inhabitants are recorded for anyone who takes the time to interpret the tracks left behind.

Winter Time Lodging near Mount Robson

Our cabins are open year round! So if you love to explore on snowshoes, cross country skis or the like, and take in the quiet peace of wintertime, we would love to be your hosts. Mountain River lodge has accommodations with breakfast service and stand alone cabins.

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