Canada’s wilderness is home to wild places, and even wilder animals. With the vast and diverse land that Canada covers, it offers endless opportunities to discover wildlife, in both plant and animal forms. RecProtect is here to highlight some of the most special and seemingly undiscovered parts of Canada’s wilderness:
Fun Facts about Canada’s Animals
Identifying Canadian Bears
The Black Bear can be found with coats of blond, brown, cinnamon and even white, while Grizzly Bears can also be blonde or black. For this reason, it can be difficult to identify the kind of bear you cross paths with solely based on their coat. One way to decipher between Black and Grizzly Bears is to observe their backs. Grizzly Bears have a pronounced hump between their shoulders.
Home to some Award Winners
Weighing in at an extraordinary 132 tonnes, the Blue Whale calls Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts home and is the largest creature to ever live. To put this in perspective, their tongue alone weighs as much as an elephant!
Calling the Canadian Prairies home, the Pronghorn Antelope can sprint at more than 70km/hr, making it the fastest animal with hooves and second fastest land animal on Earth, following after the cheetah.
Canada’s Famous Feathered Friends
Bald Eagles can often be seen balancing upon small-topped surfaces. This balance isn’t possible through practice alone, but thanks to science. If a bald eagle loses a feather on one wing it will purposely shed a feather from the other in order to maintain body balance!
Although Canadian Geese get a bad reputation as being grumpy and attackers, they’re actually quite starry-eyed animals. These birds mate for life and return to the same nest each year.
Canadian Mammals Take on the Water
Although bulky in stature, Moose have incredible swimming abilities: diving down 5.5 metres to enjoy water plants at the bottom of lakes and swimming distances of up to 19km!
Fun Facts about Canada’s Great Outdoors
Canada’s forests support some trees to grow an outstanding 56 meters (184ft) in height (~20ft diameter), truly giving North American skyscrapers a run for their money!
There are laws established to protect Canadian woodlands. These orders state that any wood taken from protected land must be regenerated. This regulation works to ensure Canada, and wildlife, aren’t put in jeopardy by deforestation.
Furthermore, areas throughout Canada have extended natural wildlife to man-made areas, such as overpasses, to avoid disturbing the wildlife and ecosystems that came before us.
Mass Amounts of Water
Just shy of one tenth of Canada is covered in water, inclusive of lakes and rivers. It’s no wonder that avid outdoor water sport enthusiasts find no lack of adventure from coast to coast.
Home to the Northernmost Sand Dunes in the World
Athabasca Provincial Park, in Northwestern Saskatchewan, is home to the miracle of northern sand dunes, created by glacial activity and sediment movement.
Offering a variety of landforms, traverses, temperature regions, elevations and weather patterns, Canada’s wilderness allows travellers to have endless unique experiences as they explore new locations coast to coast.
Exploring Canada’s Wilderness? Ensure Safety with Recreational Insurance!
Planning a wilderness adventure in Canada or other outdoor activity? It’s best to be protected in case of an emergency. Your safety and well-being are as important as the plants and animals you’ll encounter in the Canadian wilderness, consider getting the right recreational insurance plan to protect you while you’re exploring the great outdoors. If you like exploring the great outdoors with your trailer, be sure to contact RecProtect for an trailer insurance quote.