Wildlife Viewing in the Kootenays of British Columbia

Wildlife Viewing in the Kootenays

Creston Valley Wildlife Management area . . . 240 bird species that include raptors, songbirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl, white-tailed deer and coyotes. Excellent birdwatching during the months of April, May, June, July, August, September and October. Access by paved road.

Kokanee Creek Provincial Park . . . white-tailed and mule deer, spawning kokanee, birdwatching for shorebirds, raptors, waterfowl and songbirds. Viewing spawning kokanee best during August and September. Months of May, June, July, August, September and October are good birdwatching months. Access by paved road.

Hill Creek . . . spawning kokanee, ospreys, eagles, mink, otters, deer and black bears. Wildlife viewing year round. The month of October is best for viewing spawning kokanee. Access paved and secondary roads.

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Gerrard . . . spawning rainbow trout and kokanee, black bear, deer, moose and waterfowl. View spawning rainbow trout during May, kokanee spawning best in September. Access by secondary road.

Lower Arrow Lake/ Syringa Creek Provincial Park . . . deer, black bears and bighorn sheep. Viewing bighorn sheep is year round, deer viewing is best from January to July, view black bears during June and July. Access by secondary road.

Pend d'Orelle Valley . . . both white-tailed and mule deer, coyotes, raptors and songbirds. Best viewing for white-tailed deer is from January to the end of April, viewing mule deer best during the months of May and June. Access by paved and secondary roads.

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Wildlife Viewing in the Kootenays of British Columbia