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Wildlife and Birding

Stretching from Point Pelee in the south to Hudson Bay in the north, Ontario supports an astounding variety of wildlife. From the haunting call of the loon – the province’s official bird – to the sight of our industrious beavers – Canada’s official animal – there are so many ways to experience nature’s gift to Ontario.  Many resorts and outfitters offer tours that combine hiking and paddling with wildlife viewing.   Observe over 400 species of birds that call Ontario home. Spot our fine feathered friends at scores of locations including Point Pelee, which is also a resting point for thousands of monarch butterflies on their annual migration to and from Mexico. 

Watch for moose on a paddling trip through Hailstorm Creek in Algonquin Provincial Park – or participate in an organized “wolf howl” lead by a Park Naturalist.  

Keep your eyes open as you travel through Algonquin - 53 species of mammals, 272 species of birds, 31 species of reptiles and amphibians, 54 species of fish, and approximately 7000 species of insects are known to occur within Algonquin's boundaries!   

A woman taking a picture of howling wolves

Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Centre

Observe an Alpha pair of wolves, and their siblings and offspring as they roam freely in a 15 acre enclosure, one of the largest of its kind in the world.

A picture of a moose in the water following a canoe

Algonquin Park Moose Photo Safari

Learn all about wildlife photography and enjoy 3 glorious spring days inside the most famous provincial park in Ontario with Voyageur Quest.