Wildlife Flora & Fauna - Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Wildlife & more

Mount Washington is committed to preserving and enhancing the natural resources that are at the core of what makes our Island Mountain what it is.
Mount Washington is committed to preserving and enhancing the natural resources that make it such a special place.

Mount Washington has a long history of being good stewards of the land on which we operate, but we wanted to take another step to help improve our environment.
Wildlife on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island
Marmot

The Vancouver Island Marmot is a remarkable animal. It is endemic to Canada - one of only a small handful of mammals to occur in this country and nowhere else. Unfortunately, it is also Critically Endangered. In 2004, fewer than 30 remained in the wild. Recovery efforts by the Foundation and our partners have been restoring the population.
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Wildlife on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island
Black Bears

Vancouver Island is estimated to be home to about 7,000 black bears, which marks it as the densest population for these bears. They can be found pretty well anywhere on Vancouver Island, but there are definite clusters in places like the Pacific Rim National Park!
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Wildlife on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island
Pets

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash and under control at all times and are not allowed offleash in the Nordic and Alpine areas . Dogs must be on a leash at all times in the Forbidden Plateau core area (Paradise Meadows). During the summer and winter seasons, dogs must be on a leash and are not allowed in the Bike Park and only on designated Nordic Trails. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.

Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.

Pets are not permitted on any of our chairlifts or surface lifts, thank you for understanding.
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Environment

Alpine Flora & Fauna.

Mount Washington is committed to preserving and enhancing the natural resources that are at the core of what makes our location so special. Working with organizations such as The Marmot Recovery Foundation, are causes near and dear to our hearts.
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