Due to budget cuts, Parks Canada explores charging a fee when wildlife is spotted

Seeing a 1.5 meter grizzly bear will run visitors $13.48. (Becky Bohrer/AP)

Seeing a 1.5 meter grizzly bear will run visitors $13.48. (Becky Bohrer/AP)

Earlier this week, Parks Canada announced that to combat budget cuts they received in 2012, they are toying with the idea of charging visitors to national parks a fee should they see wildlife.

In an attempt to temper criticism for this idea, park representatives suggest that people not interested in paying additional fees should "not look up while visiting a national park". To hear how much it will potentially cost you to see a loon, listen here:
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