Bald Eagles in a tree
Bird watchers flock to Squamish primarily because this is one of the world's best places to observe bald eagles in their natural habitat.
On top of that, nearly 60 other species of birds live along the Squamish River, including the likes of cormorants, mergansers, and herons.
Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park
Visit Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park between November and February to see the highest concentration of wintering bald eagles in North America. The peak period is in December and January. The Brackendale eagle count, conducted by local volunteers, has become an tradition on the first Sunday of January each year since 1985. In 1994, a world-record count of 3,769 eagles was achieved.
What brings the eagles to Brackendale is the annual chum salmon run in the glacier-fed Squamish and Cheakamus Rivers, with as many as 300,000 salmon coming here to spawn and die by the start of January.
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70002 Squamish Valley Rd
Brackendale, British Columbia
Summer Rafting - Elaho River Expedition:
Over 18 kms of whitewater! The Elaho valley is an unspoiled wilderness with old growth forests, hanging glaciers, cascading waterfalls & two mighty class IV rivers to conquer!
Summer Rafting - Cheakamus River Adventure:
Float on crystal clear waters through the Paradise Valley, a haven for wildlife. With stunning views of the Tantalus Mountains & a few fun splashes along the way!
Winter Eagle Viewing Floats:
Brackendale is the World Eagle Capital! Don't miss the opportunity to view our record breaking number of bald eagles from a remarkable vantage point - the river - with one of our knowledgeable guides.
'Exclusive Land Rover Excursions'. Our year-round scenic private/semi-private Eco-Tours will take you to areas rarely seen by most Whistler visitors; Morning/Evening with the Bears, Ancient Rainforest/Eagle Viewing Experience, Hidden Glacier Lake Hike/Snowshoe. Travel throughout the Coast Mountain Range to rarely seen scenic destinations in one of our rugged, well-appointed G4 series Land Rover LR3 to the most remote locations in the Whistler region. Take in the year-round amazing beauty of the area on several of our exclusive private/semi-private tours. Allow Whistler Discovery Tours to guide you on your unique adventure.