Observe Black Bears in Canada!
Black bears have excited the imagination for quite a long time. From children’s stories, to cartoons and folk songs, bears are one of the first animals that children learn about and recognize. Observing animals in the wild is one of my favorite ways to experience wildlife, and Okwari Adventures offers an exciting opportunity to observe black bears in Canada!
The black bear is smaller than many of it’s bear relatives. It is about 4-7 feet from nose to tail, and about 2-3 feet tall. The American black bear is only found in North America. It is commonly found in Canada and Alaska, though there are some reports of black bears living as far south as Florida. If you want more info about these bears, this website can teach you all you want to know!
Where: La Baie, Québec, Canada
Ages: There aren’t any specific age restrictions. Silence is required to increase the chance of seeing the bears. It’s up to parent’s discretion to determine whether children can maintain silence.
Info: Okwari Adventures has set up a specific feeding area that attracts the bears by feeding them at the same time every day. You’ll be able to watch them in their natural habitat while sitting in a watchtower. Okwari Adventures offers a few different options for black bear observation:
- Full Day Tour: The full day tour meets at their Main Pavilion at 10:00 AM. You’ll spend the remainder of the morning discovering nature on a guided hike and listening to a talk about black bears and their behavior. You’ll then hike to an aboriginal site and learn about the hunting, trapping, and fishing techniques of Native Americans. After lunch, you’ll head out on Lake Como in a rabaska canoe, a long canoe that can accommodate up to 10 people, and paddle to a live beaver dam. The adventure finishes with the black bear observation.
- Half Day Tour: The half day tour meets at the Main Pavilion at 1:00 PM. You’ll choose between participating in the Rabaska Canoe Trip or visiting the Aboriginal Site before heading out to observe the black bears.
- Black Bear Observation Only: Meet at the Main Pavilion at 3:00 PM. There will be an introductory talk about black bears, their habits, and their behavior prior to walking out to the watchtower.
You can go to observe the black bears in Canada from early June through late September. Check their website for pricing. They have different ticket prices based on age and how many tickets are purchased. Be sure to book your tickets in advance!
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