Tourism Squamish

Brackendale Eagle Festival

A Tribute to our Birds of Prey.

Celebrate the 34th annual Brackendale Eagle Festival and Count 2020, a month-long festival featuring a special line-up of concerts, lecture series, art shows and the annual Bald Eagle Count held on the first Sunday in January. 

For the full schedule, more information about the Brackendale Eagle Festival, or for event tickets, visit the Brackendale Art Gallery website or call 604.898.3333.

The Brackendale Winter Eagle Count is conducted by trained volunteers for scientific purposes. It is not open to the public, but if you would like to participate, please contact volunteer [at] During the count day, you can go out to look at eagles or enjoy the amenities of the Brackendale Art Gallery as the count results are returned throughout the day.


Eagle Art Exhibition

Brackendale Art Gallery
Stop by the Brackendale Art Gallery to enjoy eagle imagery by local wildlife photographers, including Brian Aikens, Dave Buzzard, Israel Cruces, Tim Cyr, Breanna Wilson and more.

Annual Eagle Count

January 5
Brackendale Art Gallery
Dozens of volunteers will participate in the 34th Annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Count. They will disperse to 21 areas by foot, snowshoe, skis and raft, covering more than 40 miles, from downtown Squamish to the Elaho and Ashlu river valleys. To volunteer email wintereaglecount [at]

Locals tip: On Count Day, the Brackendale Art Gallery is open to the public! Enjoy the amenities of the BAG as the count results are returned throughout the day.

Saturday Concert

January 11
Brackendale Art Gallery
Enjoy a night of live music by Squamish Constellation Festival Live featuring THE MATINEE. THE MATINEE is a roots and rock band that will make you want to move, and their ‘Eagles-esque’ harmonies will make you want to sing along!

Natural World Lecture Series: Howe Sound Wild

January 12
Brackendale Art Gallery
The evening features several short movies that share close encounters with wild marine neighbours in Atl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound – from sea lions and seals, and anchovy and scoters, to orcas and humpback whales.

Natural World Lecture Series: Canada's Global Role in the Climate Emergency

January 13
Brackendale Art GalleryA presentation by Elizabeth May, the first Green Party Member of Parliament. This lecture will cover May's life work from decades of leadership in the Canadian environmental movement.

Natural World Lecture Series: Global Dialogue on Climate Change

January 18
Brackendale Art GalleryMayor Karen Elliott and several Squamish residents will share information from Norway's citizen science project "Hearts in the Ice." Join in for photos, stories and discussion on the importance of citizen science and why it’s critical for Squamish.

Natural World Lecture Series: Gathering Medicine

January 18
Brackendale Art Gallery
This presentation will explore the role of plants in the cultural resurgence in sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) culture and other Indigenous communities in Canada. Ethnobotanist Leigh Joseph will use photography, film and insights from her doctoral research to share her experiences working with Indigenous communities and the renewal of Indigenous plant knowledge.

Full Schedule

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Eagle Viewing

Brackendale Art Gallery

Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park

Eagle Floats

See Also

Warm Up To Winter In Squamish