Bears in Riding Mountain National Park

Bears in Riding Mountain National Park

It’s the first week of our 100 day ultimate Canadian road trip, we’re just beginning to explore Manitoba and we are in our very first national park of the trip. We are both a little excitable, maybe you can tell?! ha.


 

We’ve been in Riding Mountain National Park for just over 24 hours when we find these cuties popping out of the bushland. They spent ten or fifteen minutes strolling the undergrowth searching for berries. I honestly cannot believe that we’ve just seen bears in Riding Mountain, we feel like the luckiest people on earth. This is our first Parks Canada site and it has turned into one incredible animal safari… but there’ll be more on that soon. For now I hope you love these pictures we managed to grab while trying to stay super quiet and super composed, but lets be honest we were way too excited!!!

 

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Explore Manitoba further of return to our ‘100 Day Ultimate Canadian Road Trip’ guide.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rebecca Mayoll is a ‘just turned 30’ freelance writer and photographer from England. She is the co-founder and author of straightondetour.com, a travel website with the mantra ‘find your own adventure.’ Promoting adventurous destinations, independent travel and giving a humorous insight to the World of travel is what Becky does best.

7 Comments
  • […] our first afternoon we came across a herd of bison with their calves close behind, a black bear prowling the sides of the road looking for wild berries and a beaver heaving a log across a lake. Not only have I just ticked off […]

  • D Boon says:

    We go camping there every year for August long weekend. There’s usually about 30 (or more) of us at one of the group sites, and we’ve been chased out by bears before. Wasagaming is such a cute little town, with some great restaurants and ice cream shops and a nice beach right on Clear Lake. There’s even bike rentals and scenic trails running all over the park.

    Anyone thinking about visiting there- and I do recommend it! It’s a great park- make sure you use the bear proof garbage cans. Don’t leave your food out where it’s easy for them to get at. Bears are very common there. The year we were chased out, it was a mom and three Cubs. They all ended up put down because they were too acclimatized to people and had become a danger to campers, locals, and themselves. 🙁

  • Caitlin Kraska says:

    Dawww the babies are so FUrrry I want one DAWWW>>. I get to live near these cute little bumbles of fur. Saw that two mammas have 3 cubs YAY!!

  • Pretty special to see bears! Lots of bears in our Canadian national parks, as you’re discovering 🙂

    • You Canadians are extremely lucky. We’ve only seen a snippet of Canada so far but I feel as though i’ve already experienced so much. The wildlife is incredible – feeling very lucky indeed!

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