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.
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.
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.
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.