I've lived in Canada for 7 years now and I have always wanted to see a beaver. I know the prairies aren't the first place you'd expect to see them, but it's not like I haven't traveled to other parts of Canada.
Ironically, the first beaver I get to see is in New York state. (for my US friends, the beaver is the National symbol of Canada - the beaver fur trade helped build the country) Overnight he moved into the dog's swimming hole and so we had to suspend all swimming privileges until he left the next day. (I have it from more than one authority that dog vs beaver incidents don't go well for the dog)He was a little camera shy but I was glad I got to meet him.