Eagle Viewing Float Tours

  • See magnificent bald eagles in their winter habitat in Brackendale, south of Whistler
  • Float along the river to see large numbers of bald eagles flying, perching and feeding on salmon
  • Learn about the unique ecology and wildlife of the area from knowledgeable guides
  • Available during peak eagle viewing times between late November and March

Tour Description Price
Winter Eagle Viewing Float Float on the river and view the eagles. Learn from local guides about eagles, salmon and other BC wildlife. From $119 per person

Activity Information

Every year, Brackendale hosts one of the largest populations of bald eagles in the world. In 1994 the highest concentration of bald eagles ever counted gathered here – over 3700. Starting in mid November and continuing through February these magnificent birds feed on the salmon that spawn in the glacial fed Squamish and Cheakamus rivers. During this spectacular season, Sunwolf Tours provides the opportunity to view the eagles from a remarkable vantage point – the river. As you gently float by, experienced and knowledgeable guides will educate you about the life cycle of the bald eagle and the salmon it depends upon, along with the incredible flora and fauna of our environment. This is a wonderful trip for all the family, especially those interested in wildlife viewing, bird watching or photography.

Eagle Viewing Float Tours finish at Sunwolf’s cozy riverside lodge, where you will be served a hearty bowl of steaming chili beside the fire. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy fantastic views of the Tantalus Mountain Range from the hot tub.

Included in the tour:

  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate & baked goods on arrival
  • Hearty Lunch (choice of meat or vegetarian) by a warm fireplace
  • All necessary rain gear (if required) & safety equipment
  • Professional & Knowledgeable River Guide
  • Pickups Available from Whistler, departing Gateway Bus Loop at 10:25 AM

What to bring:

  • Sweater - ideally wool, fleece or quick-drying synthetic fabric
  • Rain Hat
  • Wool mittens or gloves
  • Waterproof footwear - rubber boots can be provided for those in need
  • Wool socks
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Full Rain Gear - can be provided for those in need
  • Change of clothers

Eagle Viewing Deals

Frogs Pond on Cheakamus River

The Whistler Insider:
Winter Eagle Viewing Float Tour

The Insider takes a gentle float down the Cheakamus River to see the magnificent bald eagles in their winter habitat.

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