The huge Vancouver Island Roosevelt elk is unique to the island. In the spring, they are easy to spot in hay fields, clearings in the forest and along roadsides in some hot spots like Lake Cowichan, Errington, and a number of places north of Campbell River. Recently I spotted 10 elk, 1 bear and 6 deer all in one hay field in Errington. Binoculars and spotting scopes make the viewing spectacular.
Patrick Walshe, R.P. Biologist
Coastal Revelations Nature & Heritage Tours