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Address: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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The most magnificent bird of prey

Here is where all the bald eagles come in late fall to winter on the coast to feed on salmon . Watch as they catch one and have it for their dinner. Bears too may join in on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Rock Creek, Canada
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Rock Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Here is where all the bald eagles come in late fall to winter on the coast to feed on salmon . Watch as they catch one and have it for their dinner. Bears too may join in on the feast. Here is where many tourists and bird watchers come for the annual count.

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Surrey, B.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Two weeks prior to our visit the heavy rains and flooding washed all the salmon downstream so there were very few eagles to be found. This was not publicized so we were quite disappointed to only see a total of 10 eagles, mostly singles here and there, when there are usually hundreds. Do your homework before you go.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The season is supposed to be November to February, we went in mid January and there were very few eagles. There had been a storm at the end of December that had washed all the dead salmon away. There were non in the main area, but a few in trees up near Paradise Valley and the tip! Very disappointing.

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Seasoned traveller from Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Although it styles itself as 'Eagle Capital of the World' you have to be here at the 'right time' to see eagles. If the salmon aren't spawning and therefore there's no salmon carcasses on the riverbanks then there's few eagles. You may find them further into the forest up the Cheakamus river near Sunwolf but it depends on dead salmon... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Although we heard that earlier in the morning there are more. We arrived to the viewing area (across from the Easter Seal Camp on Government Road) about 1pm. There was a volunteer with two telescopes there to help us locate the single eagle perching on a tree across the river. He explained that as the sun starts getting lower, the... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

There weren't quite as many eagles as we'd expected given it was late December; still was worthwhile to see and hear them. Local interpreters had spotting scopes set up for a closer view.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

So glad we found this place. We were on the way up to Whistler and decided to stop. You have to hop off the 99 for a bit but it's worth it. The day we went, there were volunteers there with optics gear to help see the eagles. If they're not there, walk up on the berm and look across... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I have been to Brackendale in January two years on the run. i have managed to get some fantastic pictures, the view from the river bank is spectacular, and on each occasion i have seen dozens of eagles, i will be going back this year ( 2015) and hope to have the same luck,

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Checked out the eagles today, and although there were few in numbers (say maybe 10) I saw lots of photographers and a seal hanging out. If you can, I would recommend going early in the day, as the day goes on the light isn't as good for photography.

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Hurst, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Although we knew we were here at the wrong time of year, we took a look anyway, well we tried. There are some signs but overall absolutely get you nowhere, I just hope other travellers have better luck.

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