A guide will pick you up and drop you off at your accommodations or another convenient location in Whistler.
There are several photographic points of interest where you will get out of the vehicle so wear appropriate footwear and layered clothing as temperatures can change quickly in the mountains. Each vehicle is equipped with insect repellant or you may bring your own.
All ages welcome, booster seats are available. Infant car seats must be supplied and installed by the guest. While our guides are dedicated to tracking bears throughout the seasons climatic conditions and food supplies can, from time to time, limit our viewing opportunities.
Bear Viewing Safari Information
Experience the Whistler Olympic Park like it’s your own private oasis as you explore the 2010 Legacy Trail network. Immerse yourself in a pristine, intact ecosystem in which mother bears, cubs, and males searching for mates, roam freely and untagged, providing spectacular viewing and photography opportunities.
4x4 to the top of the Olympic Ski Jumps and brave the gatehouse for a gold-medal view. Youll be amazed by the Olympic rings, biathlon, and training facilities, all in the heart of where our resident black bear population eat, sleep, mate and raise their young. Experience private lakes, lookouts, waterfalls, bear dens, tracks and tree markings, and feast on berries straight from the bush.
Whether you pack your camera or just your phone, our guides will help you find the perfect memory to take home. From award-winning photographers to geologists, ecologists and even a wildlife veterinarian, Whistler Photo Safaris attracts top guides each season to provide you with an educational and entertaining experience.
Whistler Blackcomb Bear Viewing Tours - 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.