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Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is a 723-acre wildlife park with an abundance of beautiful trails and home to more than 200 North American animals which represent over 30 species. Its premier feature, a 55 minute tram tour through the 435 acre free roaming area of beautiful natural habitat, gives the visitors an opportunity to spot different animals and wildlife as they travel through forests and wetlands. Some of the animals come close to the tram, allowing breathtaking views of Moose, Woodland Caribou, Black tail Deer, Bighorn Sheep, Elk, Mountain Goats, Bison, Cranes, Swans and more. The tram is spacious and enclosed with huge windows ideal for photographers.

The park also offers walks through forested pathways to view grizzlies, black bears, wolves, bobcats, lynx, cougars, owls, eagles and wetland animals in beautiful natural exhibits. This allows visitors to explore the forest and animals at their own pace. Northwest Trek also offers nature trails which allow you to spot local butterflies, birds, insects and plant life. There are short, medium, and longer trails to choose from - from a 10 minute stroll to an hour hike through these beautiful secluded trails. Maps are available at the trailhead

The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park was founded by David and Connie Hellyer. The park area used to be their vacation property before they set it aside as wildlife preserve in 1971. The park formally opened to the public in 1975. Over the years new facilities and park improvements were added including the snowy owl exhibit (1982), great horned owl exhibit (1985), Cat Country exhibit (1987), barn owl exhibit (1988), the Cheney Discovery Center for children (1989), wolf exhibit (1992), grizzly and black bear exhibit (1993), picnic pavilion (1995), and the coyote/red fox exhibit (2003).

Northwest Trek's learning centers offer hands-on educational opportunities and events held all year long ? for children and adults alike. What makes Northwest Trek Wildlife Park different from other zoological park is the atmosphere of quiet, spacious peace, where enclosures are large; lovingly emplaced along a winding shady pathway that gives the feeling of a pleasant walk through a Northwest forest.
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