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Brackendale Eagle Reserve

Address: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Squamish
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Newport Beach, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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139 reviews 139 reviews
84 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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Toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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144 reviews 144 reviews
28 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
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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