Guest Author - Cavelle Natasha Layes
The Two Rivers Wildlife Park is visited frequently by locals and for a good reason. There is so much to see and do here that it should be at the top of the "to do" list for anyone traveling to Cape Breton Island especially if you have children.
What makes Two Rivers Wildlife Park so popular? Well spend just a short period of time here and you will see for yourself. There is so much to do that your kids are pretty much guaranteed to be sleeping the whole car ride home. Just some of the parks many features include a swimming area, petting zoo, duck and u-fish pond, wagon/sleigh rides, a large picnic area and oh yeah you get to see animals like cougars and lynx up close and even feed some deer.
If you are looking for a activity that will get you and your family outside the wildlife park is the place to be. You can easily spend an entire day here, just pack a picnic (a canteen is available if wanted) and head on out for a day of fun. Admission is also family friendly offering you a package deal for groups or you could pay for individuals (both are pretty cheap).
The most popular feature of the park is of course is the animals. Just follow the trail down to see bears napping under the shade of trees, the foxes out for a stroll, and the otters playing the water. When visiting this area make sure you bring your camera as you are sure to see some cute animal moments and the look on your children's face will certainly be worth remembering.
If you are from away the park gives you a chance to get you outside and stretch your legs and not to mention you get to see some of Canada's amazing wildlife (as well as some from around the world). If you are from Cape Breton then you probably have already been here at least once, but you must agree a trip here never gets old. It also serves as a great field trip for daycares and elementary schools (even Jr. and Sr. high schools).
The park is open all year around (the only day it is closed is Christmas Day) so you can experience the fun in all seasons. Come in the summer and have a game of catch or football in the picnic area, or have a swim. Of course you can come on Halloween and see the spooky sites if you dare, this event is definitely not just for young children (I loved going to it each year). Or come in the winter and go for a beautiful snowy sleigh ride.
My tips for a day at the park is to bring lots of sunscreen, some change (if you pay $0.25 for treats on the trail you can feed the deer as well as some other animals), a football , soccer ball or ball and glove to play with in the picnic area, and extra batteries for you camera. Also in order to see the animals you need to walk down the trails so make sure you wear comfy shoes.
The wildlife park was one of my favourite places to go as a child and still is today. I give you my promise that your kids will love coming here almost as much as you.
The summer hours for the wildlife park are from 10am-7pm
Pets are allowed to come to the park, but are not allowed in areas with the wild life (sorry but you can not take your puppy to see the cougar)
For more information on the park please call 902-727-2483 or fax 902-727-3153..
You may also visit their [http://www.tworiverspark.ca/]Offical Website.[/url]