39 Animals that Made our Alaskan/ Canadian Road Trip Better!

39 Animals that Made our Alaskan/ Canadian Road Trip Better!

“Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.”

— Terry Tempest Williams

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If you’ve been following our Canadian road trip adventures, you will not be surprised by this post. During the 4 months in the wilds of Canada (and Alaska) I spied, heard, watched, glimpsed and stalked over 60 new species of animals that I have never seen before and some, never heard of before. This innate connection with nature grew with each passing night as we camped beneath the stars  listening to the calls of coyotes, the chirrups of pika’s and whistle of the elk.

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Yes Canada has her unequivocally beautiful and dramatic landscapes but without her gardens full of critters, birds and hooves, I know I wouldn’t have fallen for her the way I did.

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So please let me share with you with a bunch of faces that we encountered in one way or another on our road trip.

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As you will soon see some encounters were better than others, others fall far short and were not included in this post and some significant moments were never captured at all but here they are.

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 39 Animals that made our Alaskan/ Canadian Road Trip better!

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Beaver, Animals that made our Canadian Road trip

  1. Working Beaver in Lake Audy, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba

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Humpback whale, Animals that made our Canadian Road trip

2.  Humpback whale in Prince William Sound, Alaska

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Golden Eagle, Animals that made our Canadian Road trip

3. Golden Eagle roadside, Alaska

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Porcupine, Animals that made our Canadian Road trip

4. Porcupine nibbling roadside, Haines Junction, Yukon

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Arctic ground squirrel in the snow

5. Arctic ground squirrel in the snow, Denali National Park, Alaska

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Beluga, Churchill, manotoba, Canada

6. Beluga whale, Arctic Ocean, Churchill

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Columbian ground Squirrel, Canada Road Trip

7. Columbian Ground Squirrel, Jasper National Park, Alberta

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Grizzly Bear, Road trip

8. Grizzly Bear, Denali National Park, Alaska

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Red Squirrel, Manitoba, Canada

9. The cheeky red squirrel, Riding Mountain national park, Manitoba

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Mule Deer, British Columbia

10. The mule deer, Kootenay National park, B.C.

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 Coyote, Grasslands National park, Saskatchewan11. Coyote, Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

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Moose, Alaska Hwy, Canada

12. Moose, The Alaska Highway, Yukon

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Racoon, Grasslands National park, Manitoba, Canada13. Racoon, Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

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Oyster catchers in Prince William Sound Alaska14. Oyster Catchers, Prince William Sound, Alaska

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13 Lined Ground Squirrel, Manitoba, Canada15. 13 lined ground squirrel, wild prairies, Manitoba

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Black bear, Alaska Highway, British Columbia 16. Black bear, Alaska Highway, British Columbia

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Arctic Hare, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

17. Arctic hare, Churchill, Manitoba

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Spotted Seal, Prince William Sound, Alaska18. Spotted Seal, Prince William Sound, Alaska

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Hoary Marmot, jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

19. Hoary marmot, Jasper National Park, Alberta

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Elk, Mount Robson National Provincial park, British Columbia

20. Elk, Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia

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Wild Polar Bear, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada21. Wild polar bear, Churchill, Manitoba

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Golden-mantled ground squirrel, Jasper National Park, Alberta22. Golden-mantled ground squirrel, Jasper National Park, Alberta

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 Steller Sea Lion, Prince William Sound, Alaska23. Steller sea lion, Prince William Sound, Alaska

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Red Salmon, Cranberry River, British Columbia, Canada

24. Red Salmon, Cranberry River, British Columbia

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Swift Fox, Prince Albert National park, Saskatchewan, Canada

25. Swift fox, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan

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Richardson Ground Squirrel, Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada

26. Richardson ground squirrel, Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

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Pacific Loon, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

27. Pacific Loon, Churchill, Manitoba

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Big Horn Sheep, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

28. Big Horn Sheep, Banff National Park, Alberta

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Pink Salmon, Valdez, Alaska29. Pink Salmon, Valdez, Alaska

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Sea Otter, Prince William Sound, Alaska 30. Sea Otter, Prince William Sound, Alaska

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Plains Bison, Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada31. Plains Bison, Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

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Least Chipmunk, Kootenay National Park,, British Columbia, Canada32. Least Chipmunk, Kootenay National Park,, British Columbia

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White Tail Deer, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada33. White Tail Deer, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan

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Black tailed prairie dog, Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada 34. Black tailed prairie dog, Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

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French Bulldog, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada35. Ruby the french bulldog, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Juvenile Bald eagle, Prince William Sound, Alaska36. Juvenile Bald eagle, Prince William Sound, Alaska

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prairie rattlesnake, Grasslands National park, Saskatchewan, Canada37. Prairie rattlesnake, Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

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Caribou, Denali National Park, Alaska38. Caribou, Denali National Park, Alaska

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Pika, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada 39. Pika, Jasper National Park, Alberta

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Prue Sinclair is a twenty-eight year old Aussie who for the past seven years has been exploring the furthermost reaches of the World. Living anywhere but her homeland, she now resides somewhere in the UK where she writes about the adventures of her Ultimate British Road Trip. Her message is simple: You can get anywhere on any budget, you just need to think outside the box. You can trust she's finding her way to somewhere lesser-known and writing a 'How To' guide.

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