Brackendale, north of Squamish
Just north of Squamish on the Sea-to-Sky Highway, the community of Brackendale is an easy place to head to watch eagles near Vancouver. Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park lies in the Squamish River watershed, and the Squamish River Valley is one of the most significant areas of wintering bald eagles in North America. Viewing peaks from mid-November to mid-December, and eagles may be present through to mid-January.
The park is closed to the public for eagle conservation between November and March, but eagle viewing can be enjoyed from areas just outside its boundaries. The Eagle Run viewing shelter offers a prime location. Or, from November until February, take a guided eagle float tour down the Squamish and Mamquam rivers through Canadian Outback Rafting or Squamish Rafting Company.
The annual Brackendale Eagle Festival runs the month of January with lectures, live music, art shows, community festivities, and an eagle count.