Watch Ducks in Banff National Park
There’s no better way to spend a sunny fall weekend than exploring the breathtaking scenery in Banff National Park. Take a stroll by the peaceful Vermillion Lakes, a series of several narrow streams spread throughout the park, where you can observe Harlequin ducks. Harlequins are the only species left of its genus, and spotting this endangered bird makes for a memorable and rare experience.
See Rivers in the Nahanni National Park Reserve
The Northwest Territories’ Nahanni National Park Reserve is an excellent place to breathtaking sights you won’t find anywhere else. The South Nahannni River is the most popular attraction at the park, running throughout the majestic Selwyn Mountains. This whitewater river was formed when the land was completely flat, though over the years the river cut four deep canyons through the rock. The river’s pinnacle attraction, Virginia Falls, features a 295-foot drop (twice the height of Niagara falls), as well as various mountain ranges and spruce and aspen forests.
Watch Birds in Prince Albert National Park
Saskatchewan’s Prince Albert National Park is one of the most peaceful and serene spots for nature watching in Canada. More than 50 species of mammals, 20 species of fish and 600 species of plants have been discovered here. For optimal bird watching, head to the park entrance near Narrows Road. At this point, Waskesiu Lake narrows down to less than 50 metres wide, making it a prime spot for bird-watching. Over 243 different types of birds have been spotted at this park, including the elusive Red-Necked Grebes.