Posted by: cherylyoung | March 24, 2012

BRITISH COLUMBIA’S ENVIRONMENT CREATES SOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST WILDLIFE VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES AND SIGHTSEEING TOURS.

 

  The wilderness environment in British Columbia,

 

Canada consists of lush forests, clean lakes, raging rivers

and deep blue oceans.

The same environment creates some of Canada’s best

wildlife viewing opportunities and sightseeing tours.

Much of the wildlife in BC, Canada is protected.

 Some are heavily protected because they are

endangered species while others are somewhat

protected because of the imposed restrictions on

 hunting seasons.

Although, many would agree protection of our BC

wildlife could be allot better.

Protection efforts has enabled some of the wildlife in

British Columbia to make a recovery and claim back

some of their old territories.

 But sadly enough, some of the protected wildlife are so

low  in numbers that wildlife sanctuaries were created

around  the province to protect them.

The mild climates in BC, the vast remote wilderness

 regions and the efforts by some communities not to

 encroach on wildlife territory has enabled some species

 to thrive in their natural environment.

Wildlife sightseeing tours are one of the more popular

 activities in British Columbia enjoyed by visitors.

 A self guided tour enjoying an outdoor activity like hiking,

 kayaking, scuba diving, fishing or canoeing can often

provide some great wildlife viewing opportunities.

 A guided tour with a local tour company is the best way 

to

view some of our most popular wildlife like

 whales and bears.

Often, the best wildlife viewing opportunity is one we

 are not prepared for.

 Case in point. Often when driving the highways in BC,

especially around North Vancouver Island, North BC,

Whistler and in the Kootenays wildlife can spotted on

the side of the road.

There are over 500,000 animals (2001) killed on our 

 major highways a year.

 Some precautions that have been put in place to

 prevent  this injustice to our wildlife includes highway

 lighting, signs, fencing, wildlife over and under passes,

repellents, noisemakers, driver education and reflectors.

The best precaution to prevent collisions with wildlife is

slowing down and staying alert while traveling our

remote BC highways.

Some of the best wildlife experiences are with a guided

 tour company.

 Tours range in comfort, duration and transportation.

 There are tours aboard boats, 4X4s, zodiacs, ATVs,

 floatplanes, helicopters and on foot.

 Some tours include accommodations, guides & meals

 so do your research and pick your comfort level.

The availability of wildlife does depend on the seasons.

 Some wildlife hibernate during the winter – hidden out

of sight.

While others migrate to warmer climates and far-away

 feeding and breeding grounds.

Wildlife can appear tame, but do not be fooled, they are

unpredictable and dangerous.

 The larger wildlife can be aggressive.

It is against the law to feed wildlife.

 And it is against common sense to feed the wildlife.

 Please always maintain a distance of 50 metres

 (150 feet) away

.

Thank you for planning your wildlife sightseeing tours

 with us on our BCeh.com Travel Planning Network

CHERYL YOUNG, REALTOR AND BLOGGER

WWW.CHERYLYOUNG.CA

  CBYTHESEA@SHAW.CA

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY

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