Finest Places in Canada to See Foxes

Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan

Red Fox

Prince Albert National Park in central Saskatchewan embraces a million acres of wilderness, seven rivers and 1,500 lakes. The landscape represents the transition from aspen parkland to the northern boreal forest. It teems with wildlife. Here you can see beautiful red foxes. Other animals to enjoy here include elk, coyote, beaver, otter, moose, deer and wolf. Unique to the park is a free-ranging bison herd that is estimated to be about 270 animals. If they stay in the park, their only predators are wolves.

Waterton Lakes National Park | Alberta

Swift, Grey, and Arctic foxes

Waterton Lakes National Park is in the far south of Alberta, bordering Glacier National Park in Montana. It's a rugged mountain and wilderness setting, containing the deepest lakes in the Canadian Rockies. This is an outstanding scenery, where the prairies meet the mountains. It's very isolated from any urban centre – 160 miles from Calgary. Its summer population is around 2,500 but far less in winter. Lots of wildlife including foxes, wolverines, bighorn sheep, bald eagles, deer, mountain goats, elks, moose and bears can be observed here.

Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

Swift Fox

In south Saskatchewan, you'll find Grasslands National Park. It is 907 square kilometres, situated north of Montana, adjacent to the border. Swift Foxes can be seen here. Other rare and endangered fauna include pronghorns, greater sage-grouses, burrowing owls.

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South American Grey Fox, also known as Patagonian Fox

When most people think of Patagonia, they think of Torres del Paine National Park, which encompasses 242,242 hectares and averages around 150,000 annual visitors. It’s one of the largest and most visited parks in Chile. The park’s popularity is well-deserved. In addition to the iconic Paine Massif and some truly stunning lakes, it’s home to animals ranging from guanacos (a.k.a. Patagonian llamas) and pumas to Andean condors and caracaras. Here you can see the magnificent Patagonian Fox.

Tapada Nacional de Mafra in Lisbon

Red Fox

Back in 1747, King João V longed for a natural park solely for his leisure. He wanted to enjoy the natural wonders of the plant and animal kingdoms in private. Fast forward and the Tapada Nacional de Mafra is now a natural heritage site and the home to the most wildlife near Lisbon. The forest area covers an impressive 800 hectares. Here deer, birds, foxes and even wild boar roam the land and coexist quite effortlessly. The park is only 45 minutes outside of Lisbon. Aside from viewing the animals, you’ll have access to a variety of hikes and eco trails that take you through the land safely.

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