Squamish is a Bird Watcher's Paradise. Home to one of North America’s largest congregations of wintering bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) that can be viewed easily throughout the winter at several spots around town. Prime viewing usually happens at Eagle Run Park on Government Road in Brackendale where you’ll find an interpretive display of our eagles and the lifecycle of the chum salmon on which they feed.
The Eagle Watch Interpreter Program, a volunteer-run community initiative, has been designed to help visitors better view and understand the eagles and salmon lifecycle. Volunteer interpreters are stationed at Eagle Run Park every weekend during the peak eagle-viewing months of November to January.
Volunteer interpreters will be at the Eagle Run viewing shelter every weekend on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am - 3pm until January 2017 and throughout Christmas Week. Eagle Run dike is an accessible site: there is a ramp at the south end. In the winter months, snow on the ramp is cleared by volunteers when possible but access to the site is more limited.
Squamish held the world-record count of 3,769 eagles in 1994.
Get A Closer Look:
Book an eagle viewing float trip for the best vantage point in town and find yourself in the middle of the action. The family-friendly experience is a must for any nature photographer, birdwatcher or wildlife enthusiast.