Eagle Viewing in Squamish

Squamish is a bird watcher’s paradise. In the winter months, as the eagles gather en masse, it is truly a sight to behold.

Every fall, Squamish becomes home to one of North America’s largest congregations of wintering Bald Eagles ((Haliaeetus leucocephalus). In the first 3 weeks of October, 10,000 salmon make their annual journey upstream to spawn, attracting over 1,300 eagles to take shelter for the cold winter months and hunt for their favourite dish. 

The best time to see these amazing raptors is in the mornings from October until early January. There are several spots around town for viewing as well as tours that can take you to some of the hard-to-get-to regions. Bring your binoculars for an even closer look.

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