Canoe Valley Wetland

This is a government-owned wildlife reserve (@ 377-8264; admission free; S Mon-Sat), also known as Alligator Hole. It's notable for its family of three manatees (all females) that inhabits the diamond-clear water, in which crocodiles (called 'alligators' locally) also hover. They live amid dense, lm-tall reeds in jade-blue pools fed by waters that emerge at the base of limestone cliffs. Herons, grebes, jacanas, gallinules and other waterfowl are abundant.

There's a small visitor center. You can take an hour-long trip by canoe with a guide. Don't forget to tip the guides. The turnoff is signed 1.5km north of Milk River Bath on the B12.

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