By Marilyn Baron
On our trip to the Grand Canadian Rockies, we came across wildlife of all types, which we saw from our motor coach, walking near our hotel, or on a wildlife tour. One man on our tour was hiking in the woods and was confronted by a black bear and her two cubs. Areas around the hotel were roped off with red tape because it was the season for elks to deliver their babies and apparently female elk are the most dangerous at that time.
On one wildlife tour which was supposed to last two and a half hours, the driver kept going and after three hours we thought we were on Gilligan’s Island for “The Three Hour Tour.” Our reservation at dinner was long since past and at about 11 p.m. he finally took us back to the hotel and we ran in just in time to get served.
While we were eating dessert, we saw a bird flying around the rafters of the restaurant, which turned out to be a bat and that wasn’t even part of our wildlife tour.
I think pictures tell the story better than words.
Here are just some samples of the wildlife we saw: