Please note that our Eagle Viewing Floats are non operational during the 2021-2022 winter season.

Every winter, one of the world’s largest populations of bald eagles visits the Brackendale area of Squamish to feast on the abundant salmon found in the local rivers. Join us this season for a spectacular opportunity to view these majestic eagles from the unique viewpoint that is the river.

An ideal outdoor winter activity for families, children, seniors, photographers and anyone looking for a gentle and fun scenic outing of bird watching. The Winter Eagle Viewing Float is a family friendly rafting float trip featuring birdlife and wildlife, outstanding scenery and lots of laughs.

  • Activity Level: Beginners. Perfect for families.
  • Experience Level: No prior rafting experience is required.
  • Check-in: Start and end at the Squamish Adventure Centre (38551 Loggers Ln, Squamish, BC V8B 0H2)
  • What’s Included:
    • Instruction & leadership from expert guides with outstanding local knowledge.
    • All necessary rain gear & safety equipment
    • Transportation to the river departing and returning from our meeting location.
  • Restrictions: Must be 5 years or older and weigh minimum 50 lbs.

Book your own boat

During the Covid-19 crisis we have the option to book your own boat so you can reserve a private boat and only raft with those in your existing bubble group. Perfect for families looking to get out on the water, booking your own boat secures 1-6 seats for your bubble on a private raft. We have created special pricing to make this more accessible to our valued guests. You can book your boat here, and get your summer adventure started!

Photo credit: Austin Heffelfinger

See the famous Brackendale eagles up close on our river float trip

This Winter wrap up warm, grab your camera, and embark on this unique journey to view the spectacular bald eagles that gather in the Brackendale area of Squamish, British Columbia, every year.

As you travel the lower Cheakamus and Squamish Rivers, observe, photograph and learn about the local population of wintering eagles as our expert guides share their knowledge of the bald eagles, local area, river features, and flora and fauna with you.

Don’t forget to take in the breathtaking scenery of the Stawamus Chief, Shannon Falls, Mount Garibaldi, and the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. Enjoy your time with your family, friends and nature during this idyllic interpretive wildlife float and learn about the world-renowned Squamish Valley and its thriving eagle population.

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Join us for an eagle watching float trip with your closest friends and family! Ask us about group discounts.

Looking to stay in Squamish? Book an Eagle Float with us and receive 15% off your stay at the Executive Suites Hotel and Resort!

  • Prices are shown in Canadian dollars. A $5 RRF fee and GST not included in prices shown.

We think our rafting adventures are truly unique. However if you are comparing us with other rafting tour operators and find a comparable rafting trip at a better price, we will beat the best price you find. Just give us a call!

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Eagle Float FAQ’s

A: The Eagle Float trip features approximately 60-90 minutes of floating on the river, plus lunch time and some time getting ready at our base and busing to and from the river. We’ll be back at our base approx. 3 hours after you first arrive.
A: Children must be 5 years of age or older and weigh a minimum of 50 lbs (22kg).
A: The Eagle Float is a flat water trip, perfect for kids, families, elderly or others who are hesitant about splashing rapids.
A: All of our trips operate rain or shine. This trip operates in winter which means we can experience all types of weather; rain, snow, wind and sunshine – sometimes all in one trip! Please prepare for all options.
A: You should wear weather appropriate clothing and closed-toe waterproof footwear, and consider bringing a set of dry clothes for afterwards. It can get chilly on the river, and it is recommended to wear layers or thermals. Government-approved life-jackets are provided, and rubber rain jackets, pants and boots are available upon request.
A: We recommend you bring your camera as this is a great trip with many opportunities to take photographs of the local eagle population and other wildlife. A small bag can be brought onto the raft, but be aware it may get wet.
A: Almost! We have the opportunity to see a few to a few hundreds of eagles on the trip. In 2017, we saw eagles on all of our trips, and with an average of 30-80 eagles per trip. Please be aware that the eagles are wild which means we cannot control where they will be on any given day and note that peak season for viewing is usually December and January.

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