BC: BC Wildlife Centre
This mountainous nature reserve has a charming, old-world feel. There’s a replica C.P. Huntington steam locomotive, which winds along a one-kilometre track by the park’s 65 species (including coyotes, grey wolves, moose, cougars and porcupines). And the new Home Hardware Corral, which looks like a century-old farmstead, allows kids to pet llamas, mini donkeys and guinea pigs. The innovative Nature Exchange is a bit like the Antiques Roadshow for outdoor enthusiasts: Young (and old) collectors of shells, rocks and leaves bring in their treasures, and experts explain what it is and where it comes from. Open year-round.
Admission starts at $11; kids two and younger get in free.
9077 Dallas Dr., Kamloops. 250-573-3242