British Columbia Wildlife Watch - Cariboo Region (Coastal Viewing Sites)
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Within the Coastal area of the Cariboo Region, the following 5 viewing sites are identified.

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   Hakai Recreation Area - Blenheim Island

This parkland is made up of several islands, including the southern two-thirds of Hunter Island and the northern half of Calvert Island. Blenheim Island is one of many small islands located southwest of Hunter Island.

Viewing Highlights - From June to August watch for Peregrine Falcons. September to April is best for Norhern Sea Lions.

Directions - Located in British Columbia's midcoast region about 50 southwest of Bella Coola. Accessible by boat and sea plane only.

For more information contact -

BC Parks, Cariboo District
281 - 1st Avenue North, Williams Lake, B.C. Canada V2G 1Y7
phone: (250) 398-4414
fax: (250) 398-4686
e-mail

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   Hakai Recreation Area (Goose Island Group)

This parkland is made up of several islands, including the southern two-thirds of Hunter Island and the northern half of Calvert Island. The Goose Island Group is located directly west of Hunter Island.

Viewing Highlights - Look for Black-tailed Deer year round. Mink and River Otter are best observed from mid June to early September.

Directions - Located in British Columbia's midcoast region about 50 southwest of Bella Coola. Accessible by boat and sea plane only.

For more information contact -

BC Parks, Cariboo District
281 - 1st Avenue North, Williams Lake, B.C. Canada V2G 1Y7
phone: (250) 398-4414
fax: (250) 398-4686
e-mail

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   Hakai Recreation Area (Gosling Rocks)

This parkland is made up of several islands, including the southern two-thirds of Hunter Island and the northern half of Calvert Island. Gosling Rocks is a series of small rock islands situated directly south of the Goose Island Group.

Viewing Highlights - From late July through August watch for Brandt's Cormorants and Pelagic Cormorants. Sea Otters and Northern Sea Lions may be spotted year round. Harbour Seals are best viewed from June through August.

Directions - Located in British Columbia's midcoast region about 50 southwest of Bella Coola. Accessible by boat and sea plane only.

For more information contact -

BC Parks, Cariboo District
281 - 1st Avenue North, Williams Lake, B.C. Canada V2G 1Y7
phone: (250) 398-4414
fax: (250) 398-4686
e-mail

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   Hakai Recreation Area (Hakai Pass)

This parkland is made up of several islands, including the southern two-thirds of Hunter Island and the northern half of Calvert Island. Hakai Pass is situated between Hunter Island and Calvert Island.

Viewing Highlights - Summer is best for birding. From June through August look for Marbled Murrelet, Surf Scoter, Harlequin Duck and Rhinoceros Auklet.

The period from June through August is best for observing Orcas and Pacific White-sided Dolphins.

Directions - Located in British Columbia's midcoast region about 50 southwest of Bella Coola. Accessible by boat and sea plane only.

For more information contact -

BC Parks, Cariboo District
281 - 1st Avenue North, Williams Lake, B.C. Canada V2G 1Y7
phone: (250) 398-4414
fax: (250) 398-4686
e-mail

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   Hakai Recreation Area (Pruth Bay)

This parkland is made up of several islands, including the southern two-thirds of Hunter Island and the northern half of Calvert Island. Pruth Bay is located near the northwest corner of Calvert Island just off Kwakshua Channel.

Viewing Highlights -

Directions - Located in British Columbia's midcoast region about 50 southwest of Bella Coola. Accessible by boat and sea plane only.

For more information contact -

BC Parks, Cariboo District
281 - 1st Avenue North, Williams Lake, B.C. Canada V2G 1Y7
phone: (250) 398-4414
fax: (250) 398-4686
e-mail