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

Best Places in Whistler to Safely Spot a Bear

Please call Toll Free 1.800.944.7853 to confirm reservations within 72 hours of tour time.

Bear Viewing Tours from $189 per person

  • Get up close and personal with these docile giants.
  • Learn about the role that bears play in the local ecosystem.
  • Group size: 3 (min) to 7 (max). Arrangements can be made for larger groups
  • Tours run from May to October, with times, start and end dates dependent on the season

Summer 2014 Tour times:

  • May 15-June 30: Daily 6:00 - 9:00 am, 12:00 – 3:00 pm and 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  • July 1-August 14: Daily 6:00 - 9:00 am, No mid-day tour; and 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Aug 15-Sep 14: Daily 6:00 - 9:00 am, 12:00 - 3:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Sep 15-Oct 31: Daily 7:00 - 10:00 am, 12:00 - 3:00 pm and 4:00 - 7:00 pm

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 Update

The days are warming up and the bears are out and about and active around Whistler. Please click on the link below to view the latest bear activity report and photos from the bear viewing tours.

Bear Viewing Report June 17, 2013


Call 1.800.WHISTLER (944.7853) to speak with a local travel consultant