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
  • Bear tours are only available to book by phone. Please call 1.800.944.7853 to speak with a Whistler based Travel Consultant

Whistler Bear Tours

Tour Description Price
Sunset or Sunrise Bearviewing Photo Safari View bears as they forage in their natural habitat and observe their unique behavior’s unfold from the safety and comfort of an off-road jeep. The terrain covered changes throughout the season as tours follow the bears search for food - from roadside grazing in the Callaghan valley, to the alpine country of Whistler Olympic Park. From $125 per person
Bear Viewing Tours - Whistler Blackcomb Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are home to up to 60 black bears and cubs. Travel in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle through ski area habitats while traversing the largest concentration of mother bear ranges in the region. Take an even closer look with short walks to feeding sites and wander through old growth forests where bears have hibernated through many winters. The experienced and qualified team of guides provide a truly incredible outdoor learning experience. From $188 per person

Sunset or Sunrise Bearviewing Photo Safari Tour Dates

2016 Tour Dates Sunrise Sunset
May 1 - May 15 6:00 AM 6:30 PM
May 16 - Jun 15 6:00 AM 7:00 PM
Jun 16 - Jul 15 6:00 AM 7:30 PM
Jul 16 - July 31 6:00 AM 7:00 PM
Aug 1 - Aug 15 6:00 AM 6:30 PM
Aug 16 - Aug 31 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
Sept 1 - Sept 15 7:30 AM 5:30 PM
Sept 16 - Sept 31 8:00 AM 4:30 PM
Oct 1 - Oct 15 8:00 AM 4:00 PM

Bear Viewing Tours - Whistler Blackcomb

2016 Tour Dates Morning Midday Evening
May 15-May 31 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM No Tour 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jun 1-Jul 10 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jul 11-Aug 14 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM No Tour 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Aug 15-Sep 14 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sep 15-Sep 30 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oct 1-Oct 31 No Tour No Tour 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sunset or Sunrise Bearviewing Photo Safari - Information

  • Pickup is conveniently available at your location in Whistler
  • Dress in layers, bring a camera and consider insect repellent as bugs maybe present during certain times of the year

Bear Viewing Tours Whistler Blackcomb - 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 not provided, limited pairs available.

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 10+ 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.

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