The fish in Reindeer Lake are a sight to behold, making Arctic Lodges the premier trophy fishing destination of Canada. Few Saskatchewan fishing lodges are as buried in the Canadian wilderness as ours. Thanks to its seclusion in the pristine Canadian boreal forest, Reindeer Lake is a prime spot for viewing all sorts of wildlife, not just fish. So while you’re reeling in the catch of your life or lounging by an evening fire, keep your eye out for these arctic animals along our shores.
Large Arctic Animals
The land animals in Canada grow even larger than the fish. While there are tons of different species around our Saskatchewan fishing lodges, these three are the most common.
- The famous Canadian moose is the largest member of the deer family and one of the fiercest arctic animals. Although they are herbivorous creatures, don’t confuse them for domestic cows. These powerful, majestic creatures can grow up to 600 kilograms (That’s 1320lbs)! Watch them lumber through the boreal forest trees surrounding Arctic Lodges.
- What’s the difference between caribou and reindeer? They’re actually the same species! These arctic animals are easily recognizable due to their distinctive, tall antlers. Caribou are significantly smaller than moose, with weights averaging between 90 and 150 kilograms.
- The black bear is North Americas smallest and most common species of bear, and it is one of our favourite boreal forest animals here at Arctic Lodges. Black bears will eat pretty much anything, but they love berries, nuts, fish, and ants. If you see bear cubs, don’t try to pet them! Mama bears are cute but wildly protective, and where there’s a baby – there’s a Mother.
Small Boreal Forest Critters
Compared to the giants surrounding Reindeer Lake, our little forest critters are tougher to spot. However, they sure are adorable when they come out of hiding! Try to find these fur-balls during your next visit to our Reindeer Lake lodge.
- River otters thrive in all kinds of aquatic environments, including the lakeshores of Arctic Lodges. These little guys weigh between five and 14 kilograms, and they love to play. Spot them using snow and mud like a water slide and belly-flopping into Reindeer Lake.
- Mink, like otters, are members of the weasel family. They look quite similar to ferrets, but they’re much different than the pet store staple. They weigh around one kilogram and love to eat fish and amphibians, which makes Northern Saskatchewan the perfect place for them.
Reindeer Lake Lodges and the Canadian Wilderness
Arctic animals love our secluded Reindeer Lake location just as much as people do, so you’re sure to spot unfamiliar and incredible wildlife during your stay with Arctic Lodges. And the list is even longer than those included in this blog, such as loons and bald eagles. From trophy-sized lake trout to tiny, shiny mink, you’ll be amazed by the variety of fauna around our Saskatchewan fishing lodges. Call 1-888-353-2432 to schedule your boreal forest excursion today.