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Walk on the Wild Side

When you get off the beaten path, you have the opportunity to see the real Canada – with all of it’s fantastic wildlife!  Our area sports bears, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves… not to mention eagles, osprey, pelicans, geese, swans… the list goes on!  While they may be elusive to those who stay in town, ask any of our resort owners, and they’ll tell you all about their many ‘neighbours’!

Our resort owners can tell you when and where to be to spot the wildlife you’re looking to see, and how to do it safely!  Contact one of our resorts to learn how you can see the incredible diversity of our area.

Moose, Deer, Bears.. Oh my!

TATUK LAKE WILDERNESS RESORT
“Big Screen TV”, that’s what we call our living room window.  Moose, deer, wolves, or coyotes are not uncommon species here.  And when the kokanee swim up Finger Creek to spawn in the fall; it’s like a dinner bell ringing for local grizzly bears!

Starting at $100 -$145 per night.

Naturally Entertaining

TACHICK LAKE RESORT
A total of 16 miles of lakeshore for a chance to see bear, moose, deer, river otters as well as nesting eagles and osprey.  Also watch for the pelicans fishing in large groups or soaring in the wind. We have seen mule deer in velvet swimming in the lake.

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Looking for someone who loves to identify and connect with nature as much as you?

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Meet June Wood!

My education in knowing the outdoors began with my father, Bert Irvine, a trapper and Guide Outfitter, who had grown up in the bush and who continued his love of nature throughout his long life.  I have been president of a Naturalist Club in Quesnel, and involved representing the Nechako in the Federation of BC Naturalist/BC Nature, i.e. the BCUC hearings into the proposed Kemano Completion Project and the Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative. I am also the author of two books: Nechako Country, in the Footsteps of Bert Irvine and Home to the Nechako, the River and the Land.

Denis I started a small nature-based tourism operation on the Nechako River, about 60 kilometres south-west of Vanderhoof, in 1999. We are starting to ease out of our tourism operation, but I’m more than happy to make myself available as “the naturalist expert” to clients of our UNWC members.

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