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Waterton Lakes National Park

How to Safely Enjoy and Help Protect Wildlife

National Parks help protect uniquely Canadian landscapes and the ecosystems that animals depend on for their survival. When our actions reduce an animal’s wildness, the natural character of our national parks diminishes.

Whether you plan to drive the roads, hike the trails, or relax in town, take time to learn the important precautions wild areas demand. Your responsible behaviour contributes to the survival of wildlife - and your own safety!

The chance of seeing wildlife in the wild is one of the most exciting things about the mountain national parks. However, it is important to treat wild animals with the respect they deserve. Approaching them too closely threatens their survival.

Once animals become accustomed to being around people, they are in danger of losing that very thing that makes them special - their wildness.

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