Want to be an explorer for the day!? Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge is the perfect place for those animal lovers and budding botanists.
Kids will love roaming this 2,774 acre refuge which is home to a spectacularly large variety of wildlife. Not only can they spot over 220 species of birds, and 22 species of fish, but they will never forget the first moment they spot the magnificent (and slightly strange looking!) moose, the intimidating yet beautiful bear, or the iconic bald eagle.
Found in the foothills of the Selkirk Mountains, this stunning refuge is a great way for kids to see first hand the beauty of nature and why its so important to look after it!
Fun explorer day packs can be found at the headquarters which come with fun binoculars and information to allow them to really feel like true explorers. They can also pick up Animal Track Cards so they can identify any tracks they may be lucky enough to come across.
The refuge offers a 4.5 mile auto trail, or if your kids are a bundle of energy, why not take them on one of the four hiking trails.
There are great designated viewing spots along the various trails, and the headquarters offer two spotting scopes to get that closer look.
Don’t forget to pick up your Refuge Explorer Day Pack!