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Kootenay Road Trip Wildlife Sightings

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A bear cup eating cherries in Rossland, BC. Photo: Dax Justin.
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Kootenay Lake

4.8 star(150 Google reviews)

Central Kootenay, BC

Slow down and keep your eye our for wildlife. Just remember, always be respectful, keep your distance, and never feed any wildlife you may come across. Plan your #kootenayroadtrip.

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With so many bodies of water and diverse landscapes there are plenty of bird species to see and admire.

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A blue heron on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Joy McAdams

Kootenay Lake

4.8 star(150 Google reviews)

Central Kootenay, BC

Slow down and keep your eye our for wildlife. Just remember, always be respectful, keep your distance, and never feed any wildlife you may come across. Plan your #kootenayroadtrip.

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You can see bald eagles around the region all year long. They are the big boss of the lake.

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A bald eagle on the shores of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Joy McAdams

Kootenay Lake

4.8 star(150 Google reviews)

Central Kootenay, BC

Slow down and keep your eye our for wildlife. Just remember, always be respectful, keep your distance, and never feed any wildlife you may come across. Plan your #kootenayroadtrip.

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Ospreys migrate to the region from Central America in April and spend the summers fishing and raising their young.

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Photo: @landongear

Kootenay Lake

4.8 star(150 Google reviews)

Central Kootenay, BC

Slow down and keep your eye our for wildlife. Just remember, always be respectful, keep your distance, and never feed any wildlife you may come across. Plan your #kootenayroadtrip.

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Black bears are a fairly common sighting during a Kootenay Road Trip to Rossland, Nelson, Kaslo or the North end of Kootenay Lake.

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Photo: @marcosantano.photography

Kootenay Lake

4.8 star(150 Google reviews)

Central Kootenay, BC

Slow down and keep your eye our for wildlife. Just remember, always be respectful, keep your distance, and never feed any wildlife you may come across. Plan your #kootenayroadtrip.

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Grizzly bears are typically up higher in the mountains but occasionally venture lower down especially when the Kokanee Salmon are spawning.

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Photo: @jeffpthomson

Kootenay Lake

4.8 star(150 Google reviews)

Central Kootenay, BC

Slow down and keep your eye our for wildlife. Just remember, always be respectful, keep your distance, and never feed any wildlife you may come across. Plan your #kootenayroadtrip.

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Kokanee Salmon spawn in numerous creeks: Redfish, Kokanee, and Meadow Creek for about one month starting mid-August.

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Photo: Nick Diamond

Kootenay Lake

4.8 star(150 Google reviews)

Central Kootenay, BC

Slow down and keep your eye our for wildlife. Just remember, always be respectful, keep your distance, and never feed any wildlife you may come across. Plan your #kootenayroadtrip.

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Creatures big and small, are all around. Slow down, open your eyes wide and see what you can discover on your Kootenay Road Trip.

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A bear cub in Rossland, BC. Photo: Dax Justin

Kootenay Lake

4.8 star(150 Google reviews)

Central Kootenay, BC

Slow down and keep your eye our for wildlife. Just remember, always be respectful, keep your distance, and never feed any wildlife you may come across. Plan your #kootenayroadtrip.

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