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"Call of the Wild"-Wilderness, Moose & Wolves

Highlights / General details The soul tingling howl of a timber wolf guides your snowshoes through the ancient forest where you experience nature’s most intimate touch. The solitude, peace and beauty of winter in this mountain wilderness fills your senses as you interact with nature and wildlife. Learn about wildlife behavior, habitat and their amazing adaptability to the often harsh conditions of the Canadian winter. As the snow deepens in the high country the animals move to wintering grounds in lower elevations and valley bottoms. Our study area is an amazing wild wintering ground for Canada Moose. Come to understand the relationship between wolves and moose in Canada’s north country. Animals you can see in this winter wonderland include timber wolves, moose, mountain caribou, deer, lynx, cougar, mule deer as well as members of the weasel family – marten, fisher, mink, otter, ermine and perhaps a glimpse of the shy and reclusive wolverine. In the quiet of the winter evenings listen to the howl of the wolves as the aurora borealis dance overhead. This is also a wonderful opportunity for winter birding and photography. Winter birds include eagles, swans, Barrows Goldeneye and ducks on the rivers, owls, hawks and other raptors to tiny mountain songbirds like chickadees, juncos, varied thrushes, grosbeaks, pine siskins and many more that winter in the Cariboo Mountains. Discovery is part of human nature. We focus on the discovery of nature combined with the delivery of quality in diverse recreation experiences and genuine Canadian hospitality. This makes Ecotours-BC’s Pyna-tee-ah Lodge in the heart of the Cariboo Mountains the place where your dreams come true. It is a place of renewal that creates desire to become part of the natural world. You can count on us to build your connection to nature through our diverse wildlife and nature experiences. Come for this truly Canadian winter adventure experience! Snowshoeing Get a taste of the main means of transportation of the early pioneers, furtraders, and miners. Snowshoeing is fun and easy. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. Enjoy an outdoor adventure on snowshoes – the quiet swish of the snow under your feet as you observe wildlife in their natural winter habitat. This is a great family adventure. Inclusion Lodge Accommodations, Meals (wine or beer included with dinner); Fully guided tours; Orientation and interpretive information. Exclusion International airfares; Ground transport from/to Williams Lake; Staff appreciation gratuities; Liquor; Ground transport. Hours of operation Available January through April. Participant restrictions This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers per booking. Clients/Guests must come equipped with warm winter outerwear – jacket, pants and hat, waterproof footwear – snowpack boots rated for up to -20C, and clothes they can layer – one piece of which must be a good fleece or wool sweater/jumper. These items are vital to the comfort of clients on the tours. Policies Ecotours – BC reserves the right to cancel or modify services and itineraries as weather and local conditions warrant without notification in the interest of safety of all concerned. Guests are required to sign a waiver of liability. It is of vital importance that people booking outdoor adventure excursions are properly equipped for the tours in order to get the most enjoyment from it. They must be prepared for all types of weather as it can change within minutes in the mountains of British Columbia. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**