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The mountain goat is a very unique mammal. Their ability to climb and travel on steep rock cliffs is superior to all other large mammals and keeps them safe from predators.

Mountain goats survive winter temperatures down to -50 C and wind to 90 kph along with deep snow, avalanches, rock falls and ice. Mountain goats have survived extreme conditions during  ice ages in western North America over the last 40,000 years.

Join us to learn more about the mountain goat.


In central British Columbia, we are very fortunate to live in some of the best mountain goat country in the world. We count on seeing mountain goats every time we hike in the local mountains.

The world population of mountain goats is low - estimated at less than 110,000 so we have to pay close attention to make sure that mountain goats survive any disruption by humans.

This web site is devoted to the conservation of the mountain goat and its habitat. We also advocate for research to learn more about the mountain goat and education to enable everyone to learn about the mountain goat.

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Check the Gallery page for the latest videos and photos.

November 2022 - We have added two new videos. One about severe weather on the mountain and how mountain goats don't seem to mind the wet and cold.

The second new video is all about nannies and how aggressive they are defending their rank in the herd.



April 2020

We are now offering independent third-pary certification of heli-ski operations. Companies that record all helicopter flights in their tenure area and follow approved flight plans to avoid disturbing mountain goats can be certified. We have the expertise to review all flight records and operating plans. We also have the expertise to offer consultation services to companies that have not yet adopted the latest and best practices. Learn more.

This web site is brought to you by the British Columbia Mountain Goat Society.

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