Explore Squamish - November 10, 2017

The Eagles Have Landed In Squamish

Wintering Bald Eagle in Squamish

Squamish is a bird watcher’s paradise, but in the winter months, it stands apart. Every fall, just when the salmon runs begin, Bald Eagles from around North America come to Squamish to take shelter for the cold winter months and hunt for their favourite dish. Thousands of salmon in the creeks and rivers around Squamish play host to these great sentinels of the coastal forest and it is truly a sight to behold.

There are lots of places to see them, from the shores of the Squamish River in Brackendale, at Eagle Run Park, to the trails on the Mamquam Blind Channels behind the Squamish Golf Club, but nowhere is the sight more amazing then from a raft, floating down the Cheakamus River. Eagle watching float tours start mid-November and run through to February. Suitable for people of all ages and abilities, it’s a great way to get up close with one of the world’s great birds of prey.

Details

There are a bunch of areas to see the eagles in Squamish. The best way to get some info is to stop by the Squamish Adventure Centre and we’ll give you a map and rundown of where the best viewing spots are.