My Adventures

Experience Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

To begin, I am not a fan of zoos because I do not enjoy looking at animals locked up in small cages for our own personal enjoyment. On the other hand, the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park does a lot of work to save endangered species and gives the animals a very real-life habitat. The area they have is expansive, and the people there truly care about the conservation of these animals. The Northwest Trek was a great place to go to see all the Pacific North West’s animals up-close and personal.

About an hour long tour on a tram through out the park offers great up-close photo opportunities for the animals roaming the park.

About an hour long tour on a tram through out the park offers great up-close photo opportunities for the animals roaming the park.

The park entrance fee includes an hour long tour around the park on the tram which is lead by tour guide. Our tour guide, Sadie, was really enthusiastic about conservation and nature in general. This park makes a great day trip for families as well as for individuals interested in outdoor learning.

Up-close and personal with a female big-horned sheep

Up-close and personal with a female big-horned sheep

A pair of caribou lounging in the meadow

A bison rolling in the mud from afar

A bison rolling in the mud from afar

Beautifully white mountain goat

Beautifully white mountain goat up-close

After touring the area by tram, there are some exhibits to visit on foot including: grizzly bears, cougars, lynxes, bobcats, owls, otters, and beavers. There is also a smaller inside exhibit for kids that has terrariums/aquariums for snakes, fish, and salamanders; there are also small crafts offered here.

There are plenty of view-points for some of the larger enclosures, such as the bear

There are plenty of view-points for some of the larger enclosures, such as the grizzly bear

The bears were difficult to get perfect pictures of but are still amazing creatures to see (especially in a enclosure that is bigger than what a zoo would generally have)

The bears were difficult to get perfect pictures of but are still amazing creatures to see (especially in a enclosure that is bigger than what a zoo would generally have)

Another option Northwest Trek offers is the zip line and high ropes course combo. There are multiple levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. I didn’t actually do this, but I was looking at the advanced course with such a desire to climb on up and get started. Unfortunately, reservations are required — so keep that in mind when planning a trip here! Again, the Northwest trek is great for families and individuals to spend the day outdoors and to learn a little bit more about the other creatures that we share our home with.

Check out The Northwest Trek’s Homepage or their Facebook for more information.

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