National parks make the best venues for observing animals.
There are 39 national parks and 8 reserves in Canada, each with a unique and fascinating story to tell. Here are 10 national park and reserve locales that present the best opportunities for getting up close and personal with the country’s wildlife.
Prince Albert National Park | Saskatchewan
Prince Albert National Park in central Saskatchewan embraces a million acres of wilderness, seven rivers and 1,500 lakes. The landscape represents the transition from aspen parkland to northern boreal forest and it teems with wildlife. Unique to the park is a free-ranging bison herd that is estimated to be about 270 animals, and if they stay in the park, their only predators are wolves.
Campers and residents have some wonderful stories to tell about the wildlife, and one of the best is something I experienced firsthand.