Home to Wildlife.
With over 206 species of birds and 63 species of mammals living in Manning Park there are many opportunities for viewing. See wildlife and birds along alpine trails and meadows, as well as at Lightning Lake, the edge of the Similkameen River and the park day-use areas.
Often-glimpsed wildlife include: Hoary Marmots, Pikas, ground squirrels, bear, moose, deer, beavers, river otters, coyote, lynx, and even the occasional cougar.
Manning Park Resort offers rare glimpses of wildlife you won’t find close to home!
Birding at Manning Park Resort
The rare at-risk Spotted Owl is seen here, and there is a management plan in effect for both the Manning and Skagit Valley areas.
Manning Park hosts the Bird Blitz every year in June. This weekend event brings together birders from near and far to participate in two days of sightings with a dinner and guest speaker. See hopemountain.org for more on this annual event.
Recommended birding locations at Manning Park
A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear. Bears normally make every effort to avoid humans, but a bag of garbage or and unattended picnic may prove irresistible due to their keen sense of smell. At Manning Park, we follow the recommendations of BC Parks when it comes to safeguarding wildlife. If you’re camping at Manning Park, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these safety precautions and general camping ethics.