Toronto: Want to see the largest gathering of snakes in the world, then the Narcisse Snake Dens in Canada is the right place to visit.
Best time to visit the Narcisse Snake Dens is last week of April and first three weeks in May.
Tens of thousands of red-sided garter snakes congregate at the surface of their winter dens during this time.
During this period the snakes are busy mating and can be easily viewed by the people.
According to Manitoba Conservation, Garter snakes return to their dens in early September. Once there, they remain active and visible to visitors until cool, wet autumn weather forces them underground. Fall viewing of snakes is best during warm sunny days.
The Narcisse Snake Dens is managed by Manitoba Conservation with the assistance and valuable input of the Narcisse Snake Management Advisory Group. The Narcisse Snake Management Advisory Group consists of representatives from the local community, wildlife advocacy groups, a regional tourism agency and various levels of government.
The video has been uploaded by Manitoba Conservation on YouTube.