Dawson Creek's location at the union of the Boreal Forests and the Taiga Plains provides an exceptional landscape, allowing for a variety of habitats. This unique situation creates a wealth of "Birding" opportunities. The rolling golden plains give way to lush woodlands, steep valleys, cliffs and a variety of rivers where an assortment of birds and animals can be found.
The waterfowl refuge at McQueen's Slough is a gold mine for nature enthusiasts. A network of boardwalks enable visitors to walk into the marsh without compromising the integrity of the natural habitat.
Bear Mountain offers several trails and hikes that provide nature viewing opportunities in a relaxed setting. Kiskatinaw Park is home to local woodland birds including the American redstart, Boreal owl, and the Canada warbler. Pouce Coupe Regional Park, located on the banks of the Pouce Coupe River and Bissette Creek, offers leisurely birding opportunities.
Have fun, learn, and enjoy what Dawson Creek’s ecosystems have to offer in the city and its surrounding areas. Click here and download our birding brochure (2,394 KB).