hiking, walking, canoeing, boating, or beach combing,
you'll find the wildlife viewing opportunities exceptional
in the Quesnel Lake area.
Lake and the surrounding Cariboo Mountains is home
to mountain goats, mountain caribou, cougar, grizzly
bear, black bear, moose, deer, wolf and bald eagles,
loons, osprey, kingfishers and other birds.
you will see depends on the season, and, a lot on
and photographers will find the flora and fauna unparalleled
and a challenge to explore in this interior rainforest-type
Native people called them "bear people."
Bears stand on the soles and heels of their feet as
humans do and they will walk upright for short distances.
When bears stand, it is usually to get a better look
around and to sniff the air for intruders. Bears have
a highly developed sense of smell. They are much more
dependent on this sense, rather than their eyes or
ears, for identification of other animals, food sources
language of bears includes both body and vocal signals.
Each position or sound sends a specific message to
other bears. A sign of aggression may be shown by
a lowered head position, flattened ears, head swung
back and forth, or vocal sounds, such as grunts, snorts,
bellowing or clicks made by opening and closing their
mouths. All bears can be dangerous and should be given
plenty of room and treated with respect.