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Whistler Village
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Whistler

Bird Watching

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Bald Eagles in a tree

Whistler is on the migratory route of many bird species.

Year-round, look for Steller's jays (official bird of BC), ptarmigans or whiskey jacks. Also try and catch a glimpse of nectar-sipping hummingbirds or salmon-eating bald eagles.

The Whistler Naturalists Club organizes regular birding walks. Seasonal tours are also available in Brackendale, which is the location of the one of world's highest concentration of bald eagles.

Brackendale

From November through March, view one of the world's highest concentration of bald eagles in Brackendale. Watch as the eagles perch on nearby trees waiting to swoop down on the salmon spawning in the Squamish River. Some excursions include a narrated walking tour and binoculars. Brackendale is near Squamish, 45 minutes south of Whistler via Highway 99.

Whistler Naturalists Club

The Whistler Naturalists Club organizes regular events for birders. There is a bird walk on the first Saturday of each month.

Practical Points

  • Do not disturb the wildlife
  • Please leave the area visited undisturbed and be sure to carry out garbage
  • Obey posted signs and keep to designated trails

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Sunwolf Rafting - Brackendale

70002 Squamish Valley Rd
Brackendale, British Columbia
V0N 1H0
Toll-free877-806-8046
Phone604-898-1537

Owned by husband & wife rafting team, Jake & Jess Freese, Sunwolf is the only owner-operated rafting company in Sea-to-Sky country. We are a small company, committed to a more personal experience & we will only work alongside the best guides - professional raft guides with above industry standard certifications who are also the most fun on the river!

Throughout the summer, we offer spectacular whitewater rafting on class 1-4 rapids. In the winter, we offer Eagle Viewing Floats. Don't miss the opportunity to view Brackendale's bald eagles from a remarkable vantage point - the river.

Your rafting adventure will start & finish at our beautiful 5-acre riverside property with hot showers, a fully licensed cafe & a hot tub with awesome views of the Tantalus Mountains!

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Whistler Discovery Tours - Whistler

Toll-free888-501-4845
Phone604-966-7385

** BEAR VIEWING** '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 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.

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