Believe it or not, there are antelopes in Canada - specifically in Saskatchewan!. Antelope are the second fastest land animal in the world behind the cheetah. The Pronghorn antelope is native to North America and bears no relation to the African antelope. They once roamed the expansive prairies, foothills and grasslands of the continent. We happened to see these little antelope while driving through Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan, but they can also be found in southern Alberta.
These fleet-footed animals are skittish and fearful of humans. When I stopped to take this photo, they were cautious and timid by my presence. Soon after snapping this photo, they bolted over the rolling hills as quickly as they could run (or rather, bounce). They can run up to 100 kilometers per hour!
Watch for pronghorn antelope while driving through the southern prairies. They can often be seen as they forage along the sides of the highway... but they scare easily and will quickly bolt away.
We saw many, many antelope while visiting Grasslands. While there:
Val Marie, Saskatchewan is located 345 kilometers (3.5 hours) southeast of Medicine Hat, Alberta or 361 kilometers (4 hours) southwest of Regina, Saskatchewan.