Wildlife & Plant Viewing

The North is rich with some of the most abundant and diverse plant and wildlife anywhere in the world.

Over 400 species of birds and 100 species of mammals are known to inhabit or migrate here. Excellent wildlife viewing for species such as grizzly bear, moose, caribou, bald eagles and marine life can be had with ease and in numbers unknown in most other areas of North America.

Wildlife Viewing

The north offers some of the most spectacular opportunities for viewing wildlife in the world. The following links provide information about wildlife, birds, and fish available in the north.

Botanical Exploration

For the aspiring botanist or horticulturist fascinated by eco-systems, biodiversity and discovering native plant species, we’ve collected several local plant lists for you to take on your adventure vacation with us. Enjoy!

Stories That Might Interest You

Discoveries on Nunaluk Spit on the Firth River.
Northbound

Finding Mammoths on the Firth River

Nunaluk Spit is a place unlike any other. Here, the Firth River meets the least-explored ocean on our planet: the Arctic Ocean, a place where the intensity and vibrancy of the North never disappoints.

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Bison by Broken Skull River
Conservation & Science

Wood Bison in the Spotlight

Learn about the NWT’s wood bison herds along the Nahanni from CBC Naturalist Brian Keating. This species-at-risk is coming back due to efforts to reintroduce populations to the territory.

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Peregrine Falcon on the Firth River
Conservation & Science

Raptors Thrive on the Firth

On a recent expedition to the Firth River we marvelled at the robust populations of birds of prey in the region, a heartening sign of a healthy ecosystem. This journey was one of our Rafting with Researchers expeditions, where guests are treated to the firsthand expertise of Parks Canada researchers.

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