Pelican Lake -- Manitoba Canada

Nature and WildlifePelicans

The beauty of the valley is enhanced by the prolific growth of oak, elm, ash, poplar and some birch trees covering the surrounding hills. In season many types of wild flowers add colour. Crocuses abound in spring. Later the elusive Lady Slipper can be spotted, along with wild roses, black-eyed susans and daisies. Tiger lilies are plentiful, whence came the name “Tiger Hills”. As far as wildlife is concerned, white tailed deer are numerous and frequently spotted. Elk and moose also inhabit the area, but are a bit more elusive. It is not uncommon to catch a glimpse of a red fox or a shy coyote loping along in search of food. Porcupines and badgers can also be observed wandering the landscape. In the marshes and creeks busy beavers and muskrats can be seen gathering food and building their houses in preparation for the long winter. There are several wild life management areas in and around the valley that are great for hikers to enjoy the flora and fauna of the area.

The lake teems with Northern Pike (Jack), Walleyes (Pickerel) and Perch. Fishing is a year-round pastime in this area. Try your luck! Many a master angler award has come from the waters of Pelican Lake.