What can be more relaxing than watching wildlife in its natural habitat? Lac du Bonnet is the perfect destination for wildlife viewing along the trails that wind through some of the best wildlife watching locations in Manitoba. Keep your eyes open because whether you’re exploring our trails, boating on the river, or even driving down the scenic route, you can spot a furry friend. With land as diverse as ours, transitioning from farmland to boreal forest, riverbanks to lake shores and even granite outcroppings, this is the perfect place to view wildlife live in their natural habitat!
If you are out on the trails specifically to catch a glimpse of wildlife, then the best time of day to go is dawn and dusk, especially during the hot summer months. While it is always super exciting to catch a glimpse of wildlife remember to remain calm and keep your distance. Do not approach wildlife and if you find any babies that appear abandoned, please leave them where they are. Chances are, they have been hidden there by their mother, who isn’t too far away.
Where to go Wildlife Viewing in Lac du Bonnet
The wildlife is all around us, you just have to be patient and look for them. The trails in Lac du Bonnet offer spectacular chances to find wildlife in Lac du Bonnet. Here are a few of our favourite spots:
- The Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Ponds provide a great opportunity to watch wetland birds
- Blueberry Rock Trail is a great place for catching sight of Bald Eagles, Great Horned Owls, Black Bear, and White-tailed Deer
- The Bluewater South Trail (part of the Great Trail) is also a prime location for wildlife viewing, especially through the Lee River Wildlife Management Areas