Home to more than half of Canada’s wildlife and fish species, BC is the most biologically diverse province. Moreover, with its mix of temperate rainforests, dry pine forests, alpine meadows, and even a desert, BC is also the most ecologically diverse province.
1 in 4 North American grizzly bears are found in BC. Also, with a population estimated between 120,000 and 160,000, BC is home to one quarter of the black bears in Canada. Khutzeymateen Provincial Park in Northern BC is Canada's only grizzly bear sanctuary.
When taking a break from riding, look for wildlife while enjoying the scenery: go bird watching; join a whale watching tour; or spot grizzly bears pawing for salmon on a bear watching tour. Bald eagles often soar above, while mountain goats, moose and caribou, and many other species roam BC's parks.