Thursday, October 10th 2019, 3:53 pm - Point of Viewer is an ongoing Weather Network feature where we explore Canada through your photos and videos. Check back often for new videos and scroll down to see how you can get involved.
1. HUMPBACK WHALES
Stuart Clark, Whaletown, B.C.
Some of the best places to see Humpback whales are off the coast of B.C., and in the waters near Quebec and Nova Scotia. Canada’s whale- watching season runs from May to October. In the winter, they head south to warmer waters.
These incredible creatures can live up to 50 years and weigh as much as 30,000 kilograms.
There are around 20,000 humpback whales that call Canada home for a portion of the year.
Diane Irwin, Brier Island, Nova Scotia
Rob Montague, Dawson Creek, B.C.
There are four species of moose in Canada and they can be found in every province and territory except for Prince Edward Island.
The moose is the largest member of the deer family. While they may look large and sluggish, they can reach a running speed of up to 56 kilometres per hour.
Cathy Gauthier, Sunridge, Ontario
3. SNOWSHOE HARE
Wendy Cote, Ottawa, Ontario
Fall is a great time to spot snowshoe hares in Canada. They’re one of the most common forest animals in Canada and can be found in every province and territory.
Snowshoe hares change the colour of their coat to match their environment. In the winter, they’re white to blend in with the snow.
For the rest of the year, they’re brown.
Fall is a transition period for snowshoe hares, and an early-season snowfall can make them easy to spot, as they may not have changed colours yet.
Diane Luhta, Timmins, Ontario
Fiona M. Donnelly, Port Elmsley, Ontario
Chipmunks can be found across Canada. On the western portion of the country, you can see the western chipmunk – and in the east, the eastern chipmunk.
Chipmunks are busy gathering food in the fall to store away during the winter. They don’t hibernate during the colder months, but they spend most of their time in their burrows, waking up every few days to grab a bite.
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