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Canadian Outback Rafting

Connecting rivers, mountains and adventurers since 1992

Winter Eagle Viewing Float

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.

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.

Finish your Winter Eagle Float Tour at a cozy restaurant for a warm hearty meal.

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Prices, Dates & Times

Nov 15, 2019 – Feb 28, 2020
Daily Departures
Monday to Sunday at 11:30 am
Adults (17+) Youth (5-16)
$119.99 $83.99


Price Including Vancouver Pick Up
Adults (17+) Youth (5-16)
$149.99 $113.99
Nov 15, 2018 – Feb 28, 2019
Daily Departures
Monday to Sunday at 11:30 am
Adults (17+) Youth (5-16)
$109.99 $73.99


Price Including Vancouver Pickup
Adults (17+) Youth (5-16)
$139.99 $103.99

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

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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  • 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 at our Squamish rafting base.
    • On-river snack & refreshment provided.
    • Restaurant meal
  • Restrictions: Must be 5 years or older and weigh minimum 50 lbs.
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Recent 5 Star TripAdvisor unbiased traveler reviews of the Eagle Viewing Float:

“My husband enjoyed a relaxing eagle viewing excursion in beautiful Squamish / Brackendale BC, home to one of the largest wintering eagle spots. Matt our guide was very personable and informative. Canadian Outback does a good job fitting the rafters with the gear to be safe and comfortable while learning about and spotting eagles. Great hot chocolate and snack bar on the raft float, followed by a nice lunch at Norman Rudy’s restaurant. Bringing vegetarian it was nice to have the option of a delicious veggie chilli. We would highly recommend this activity for all! Bring your zoom lens for some beautiful eagle shots, and you may even see a seal!”

“My wife and I took the float trip to view the Bald Eagles. We took advantage of the shuttle from downtown Vancouver … which was VERY convenient and a comfortable way to see the scenery. The eagles congregate around the river between November and January. We went in early December and saw a lot of eagles. The tour company was well organized and communicated key information prior to our trip. The guide (Matt) was really helpful, very informative, with a good sense of humor. They have ample gear to ensure that you stay dry and some great hot chocolate to keep us warm. The river is calm and it is an easy float. There was no issue bringing camera equipment.”

“Even in the pouring rain, the eagle float is amazing! Easily saw 100± eagles and a couple of seals chaperoned our tour as well 😉. Great staff and a great experience. I am even planning a 2nd trip when the snow hits!”

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