Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park

Home to Squamish's world-famous wintering bald eagle population, Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park is a 755-hectare park located along the west side of the Squamish River. With an average of 1300 eagles returning each year for the salmon run, the park was established to protect their critical habitat for feeding, perching, and roosting. 

The park itself is closed for access by the public between October and March every year, to allow the eagles an opportunity to feed and rest during the harsh winter season. 

However, we welcome all eagle lovers to visit The Eagle Run viewing shelter, located on the municipal dyke across from the BC Easter Seals Camp Squamish at 41015 Government Road. The shelter offers a prime location for viewing the wintering bald eagles in the park across the river. You’ll find an interpretive display and information on our eagle population as well as the salmon life cycle.

Bring your binoculars and come early as the best time to see the eagles is in the morning, from late October until early January. 

EagleWatch volunteers will be conducting daily counts on the dike and posting these numbers on their website and Facebook page, so enthusiasts can check in to see how the eagles are doing.

In the summer months, you can view the park and read about the eagle population on signage along the dyke. The gravel trail is well-maintained and suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. 

How to get here

Exit the Sea to Sky Highway at Garibaldi Way and head north on Government Road to the viewing area.

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