In the Wild

Each prov­ince and ter­ri­tory chooses an an­i­mal to be one of its pro­vin­cial sym­bols. Here’s what’s hap­pen­ing this sea­son with a few of th­ese species:

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BULL TROUT Mi­gra­tory bull trout are head­ing to spawn­ing grounds. Spawn­ing sea­son starts in mid-au­gust.


GREAT GREY OWL The great grey owl, North Amer­ica’s largest owl species, is still rais­ing young born in late spring. It’s most vis­i­ble when it’s hunt­ing at dawn or dusk.


WOOD­LAND CARI­BOU Wood­land cari­bou are spend­ing time graz­ing in open ter­rain. Calves are just a few months old.


GYR­FAL­CON The gyr­fal­con is the largest species of fal­con. In the sum­mer, with breed­ing sea­son over, th­ese fal­cons re­turn to liv­ing and hunt­ing alone.

To learn more about what’s go­ing on in the wild, check Hin­ter­land Who’s Who at


CANA­DIAN INUIT DOG This dog breed, whose name in Inuk­ti­tut is Qim­miq, is one of the rarest pure­bred dogs left in the world. As well as be­ing a com­pan­ion, it’s an es­sen­tial mem­ber of sled dog teams thanks to its stocky build.


SNOWY OWLS Snowy owls are in the midst of their breed­ing sea­son, which takes place in the sum­mer in Canada’s Arc­tic. They’ll head south for win­ter in search of bet­ter hunt­ing.

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