Whistler Bear Viewing Tours

  • A chance to view Whistler’s famous black bears and cubs in their natural habitat - don’t forget the camera!
  • Learn about Whistlers flora and fauna from experienced guides and researchers
  • Travel in comfort in a 4x4 vehicle to bear viewing areas, feeding sites, daybeds and dens

2015 Tour Dates Daily Tour Start Times Price
May 15-May 31 6am; 6pm From $189 per adult
Jun 1-Jul 14 6am; 12pm; 6pm From $189 per adult
Jul 15-Aug 14 6am; 6pm From $189 per adult
Aug 15-Sep 14 7am; 12pm; 5pm From $189 per adult
Sep 15-Sep 30 8am; 12pm; 4pm From $189 per adult
Oct 1-Oct 31 3pm From $189 per adult

Bear Viewing Tours

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Activity Information

Bear Viewing Tour Details

Meeting location is at the Base of the Wizard Express, Blackcomb Base, 15 minutes prior to tour start. Look for the Bear Viewing sign.

Dress in layers and wear sturdy footwear. Bring insect repellent and don’t forget your camera. Binoculars are provided.

All tours are subject to weather conditions. Please note that bear sightings are not guaranteed, as activity is dependent on weather, food supply, other bears and human activity. Recommended for children 9+ years old.

Bear Viewing Tour Information

A visit to the Coast Mountains is not complete without this tour. Experience the wildlife, vegetation, glaciers and rainforests of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains while looking out for some of the population of up to 70 black bears and cubs, including 17 mothers, that have adapted to feeding, mating, and hibernating amongst ski area habitats.

Travel in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle through forests, meadows and streams. Visit bear dens and wander through pristine alpine meadows and old growth Western Hemlock forests. Learn how conservation and enhancement initiatives help to sustain healthy populations, and how mountain resorts are continually redesigning recreational experiences to ensure a sustainable future for wildlife.

As many other wildlife share the same habitats, you may also see Coastal Mountain black-tailed deer, Coyote, Ruffed grouse, Red-tailed hawks, Barred and Great Horned owls, and Western Hoary marmots.

Bear Viewing Whistler

The Whistler Insider:
Bear Viewing Tours Video

The Insider tagged along on a bear viewing tour, and got an excellent look at some of Whistler's famous bears with expert and guide Michael Allen.

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