Ride BC's Eagle Viewing Tours are an unforgettable immersive wildlife experience. All tours start and end at Corsa Cycles in downtown Squamish. When guests arrive at Corsa Cycles, we'll get everyone fitted to bikes and have a safety chat to make sure we can ride the bikes in control. E-bike are available if preferred. The ride is 15 km (2.5 hours total), on a mix of natural forest and riverside trails as well as some gravel paths. All trails are beginner and family friendly. We'll start by heading through the forested trails near the Mamquam Blind Channel, and make our way to the north shores of the Mamquam River. This is a hot spot for Bald Eagles and we'll have an opportunity view these amazing birds in their natural setting. Large groups of spawning salmon and a variety of native birds are also a common sight. Next we head west to the Squamish River where we have a short break at a scenic viewpoint with hot drinks and savoury snacks. From here we ride south along the Squamish river and into the estuary with abundant wildlife and stunning panoramic views of glaciers, snowy peaks, waterfalls and Howe Sound. Finally, back to Corsa Cycles and the historic downtown Squamish.
Squamish is an incredible place, and I am lucky to spend nearly all of my waking hours in its beautiful wilderness. I am the owner of a mountain bike guiding and coaching business (Ride BC) and am a certified PMBI instructor trained in wilderness first aid. I am also a professional Geologist with an in-depth understanding of the natural environment. Bald Eagles are a passion of mine and I have studied them through the Squamish Environmental Society's, Eagle Watch.
Savoury snacks like fresh croissants
Hot drinks provided, coffee, tea and hot chocolate
Full Suspension Mountain Bike or Electric Mountain Bike. Helmets are included
Squamish's river side and nature trails showcase the beauty and serenity of this small mountain town. The trails along the north shore of the Mamquam River is a complex network with many hidden gems. Riverbank viewpoints and forested creeks where you'll find local hikers enjoying the sights and sounds of resident Eagles. The Squamish River and Estuary provides unique panoramic views of the valley that takes a locals knowledge to explore.
Dress for the weather. Winter in Squamish is generally mild (+5 Celsius or 40 Fahrenheit) but it can be colder at times. Gloves will make the bike riding more comfortable. Rain is not uncommon in winter so consider bringing a rain Jacket. A small backpack with a camera and water as well.
Eagle Viewing Tours by Bike