Wildlife at Large
The Thompson Okanagan region contains some of the most fragile ecosystems in Canada and a number of endangered species. Every year, in late summer/early fall, spawning salmon churn up rivers and streams throughout the region.
As many species feed on the salmon or their eggs, so you’ll often see Black or Grizzly Bears, Eagles and water birds.
Wolverines, Moose, Deer, Mountain Goats, Caribou and hundreds of bird species also thrive in the region, in part because great swaths of the Thompson Okanagan are protected parklands.