Each Fall, bald eagles migrate to Kilby Provincial Park to feast on salmon spawning in the Harrison River; the raptors settle in the cottonwood trees on Kilby’s beachfront to eye the water for prey.
Join Fraser River Safaris for a jet boat tour of the river, or stop at Weaver Creek fish hatchery to see salmon swimming upstream to spawn. A great time to visit is during the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival each November, when expert talks, salmon feasts and a host of viewing sites draw eagle watchers to the area.
Next to the park is the charming Kilby Historic Site, where a 1906 general store, post office and hotel recall life in the valley a century ago. Need a picnic? Stop at Harrison Mills, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs for local hazelnuts, heirloom vegetables and artisan cheeses.
Kilby Provincial Park is only 90-minutes east of Vancouver, but why not stay a while? Settle into the Sasquatch Crossing Eco-Lodge, a historic First Nations owned and operated country inn near Agassiz, or feel the stress melt away at Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa.