Bald Eagles in a tree
Visitors are often treated to an appearance by Whistler's local wildlife while exploring the area's valleys, slopes, forests, creeks and rivers.
Bears are seen roaming the valley trails or foraging on the mountain slopes. Sightings of deer, marmots and other animals are also common.
Self-guided tours and hikes are an easy way to see wildlife – take a gondola ride up the mountain to spot bears or deer foraging on grass and berries, or hike into the alpine where small mammals and birds like pikas and whiskey jacks congregate. Bird watching for eagles is popular in Brackendale, south of Whistler.
Guided Whistler bear-watching tours are also available, while a guided canoe tour is a great introduction to the fish (such as rainbow trout and kokanee salmon), waterfowl and marine animals that live in Whistler's lakes and streams.
6 Wildlife Tours in Whistler
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3375 Lakeside Road
Whistler, British Columbia
The River of Golden Dreams is a flat water, serpentine river that winds it's way from Alta to Green Lake in Whistler. No rapids, just some ripple, but the twists & turns will keep you wondering what's around the next corner. Beaver, beaver dams & lodges, eagles, osprey, river otter, black bears, birds that burst off the water in front of your boat & glacier capped mountain views. Warm up on the lake to start then enter the river. Guides are recommended. This trip has been offered for over 100 years & is an annual event for many resort guests. We also rent non powered boats on Alta Lake.
36800 Highway 99
Squamish, British Columbia
The Sea to Sky Gondola experience, now open, weaves together the very essence of coastal BC-mountains, oceans, rivers, forests, culture & year round recreation.
The 8-minute gondola ride to over 885 metres above sea level will provide sweeping views of Howe Sound, the forest & surrounding mountains. Once at the top, many adventures await. Guests will have access to a wide array of outdoor experiences including two interpretive loop trails with cantilevered viewing platforms, a spectacular suspension bridge, access trails to backcountry routes & much more.
In addition to the outdoor experiences, the lodge at the top will provide an opportunity for cultural exhibits, events, dining or a chance for friends to share a beer after a day of adventure in nature.
70002 Squamish Valley Rd
Brackendale, British Columbia
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!
4282 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
Spanning the distance between Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains, the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is breathtaking. The journey between the two mountains provides a 360-degree window into Whistler Blackcomb's alpine environment, its surrounding peaks, changing seasons & wildlife habitat. Looking for an epic hike to an ancient glacier? A gentle stroll on an alpine walking trail? A tour of black bear habitat? High tea at an alpine hut? Wine tasting on a mountaintop patio? The choice is yours with the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. From easy to epic, there's something for everyone.
** 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.
1185 W Georgia St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Visit Whistler or Victoria & Butchart Gardens - amazing all year round! Travel to the Rocky Mountains to see Banff, Jasper & the Glacier on the Columbia Ice Fields. Private small group sightseeing tours of British Columbia, whale watching on the far west coast, cruise the Inside Passage on the same route as the Alaska Cruise ships. Bear watching, wine tasting, spa & golf tours. And now you can go Segway riding at the UBC Botanical Gardens.
Single & multi-day itineraries for groups as small as two. Treat yourself to a private tour. Pickup/drop-off at ship/hotel/airport. Talented professional guides & competitive pricing.