Do not feed wildlife, including birds.
- Wildlife live in the park because they are able to meet their
needs for food, shelter and water. Feeding them is not
- Wildlife stays healthier eating foods they find in their
- Unconsumed bird seed may germinate in the spring. This
can introduce non-native plant species to the park's
- Feeding results in unnatural population numbers of other
species, like mice, that also access the bird seed.
- Concentrating birds in one area with a feeder makes them more
susceptible to domestic and wild predators.
Do not encourage birds to land on your
hand. Do not attempt to handle or pet any
wildlife. When wildlife lose their fear of humans
and approach people, wildlife often suffer.
Do not harass wildlife as it is very stressful
for them. Quietly observe them.
You may encounter young wildlife that seem to be abandoned and
defenseless. Leave young wildlife alone and do not
- Their parents may be close by and may react defensively if
their young are disturbed.
- Many times mothers have left their babies hidden while they
forage for food. They are well camouflaged and many have no scent
which protects them from predators. If the young are handled
by humans, their parents may not reclaim them.
Do not cut, deface, pick or remove any plant, fossil,
rock or other park material.
- Leave ant hills, nests and rotting logs alone and
intact. These are the homes of a variety of life forms. The
decaying objects add nutrients to the soil that plants need to
- Picking, cutting, collecting or removing any plant material
threatens the health and survival of individual plants and
Fish Creek Provincial Park is home to a variety of birds,
mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Different habitats attract
and are home to different combinations of these animals.
Visiting various areas of the park will allow people the
opportunity to observe different wildlife species.
Fish Creek Provincial Park contains two natural regions.