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Brackendale Eagle Reserve

Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Squamish
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Hurst, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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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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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We knew it wasn't the season for them but we went and enjoyed the walk along the river. Watched the seals swim around looking for food.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Dropped in here on the off chance we may see some eagles and after 5 minutes we spotted the only one around high up in a tree on our side of the rivers. Photos galore but he stayed put. Better luck next time to see one in full flight

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Then you will love this place! We were there in December. Cold day but walking along the trail we saw many eagles swooping in and out. Love that they are protected there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I went to Squamish on a whim because I knew that even if there were no eagles, I'd have a great ride. The scenery driving up to Squamish is literally breathtaking, I had to keep reminding myself to breathe! I got to the Brackendale River and immediately spotted a number of white heads in trees. The eagles had just arrived... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We visited this area January 2013 and had the privilege of see some eagles. Beautiful scenery and pretty impressive colors.

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bc canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

SO easy to get to, good interpretive signage, great viewing opportunities, a restaurant right there, nice walks along the dike, and oh yes, some of the highest concentration of eagles, spawning salmon, and even seals, that you will see anywhere. Some years, when the Chum run is down, the eagles go elsewhere, but when they're there, the place can't be... More

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We were passing through the Brackendale having received multiple recommendations to view eagles from a a park next to the Squamish River. There were several volunteer bird watchers from a local club that were on site that explained various aspects of the Eagles. The bald eagles were 4 years of age or more while the dark headed eagles were less... More

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Although we didn't see many eagles - they are in Brackendale from November to approximately middle of February, we still spotted a few who were late leaving the area. In the summer of course it is a beautiful region for walking the trails.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

The eagle viewing area on the dyke along the Squamish River is an excellent spot for eagle viewing. Peak time is during the salmon run from November to end of January when the highest number of birds can be spotted around Squamish. Most birds are migrating elsewhere in the spring but some are remaining year round. A very nice spot... More

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