Bear Viewing Tour

Bear Viewing

Whistler Blackcomb

This is your opportunity to experience the wildlife, vegetation, glaciers and rainforests of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Visit bear dens and wander through pristine alpine meadows and old growth Western Hemlock forests. Learn how conservation and enhancement initiatives help to sustain healthy populations, and how mountain resorts are continually redesigning recreational experiences to ensure a sustainable future.

What you can expect

Meet 15 minutes prior to tour departure at the Base of the Wizard Express
Look for the Bear Viewing sign
An experienced and qualified team of guides boasts a wealth of knowledge of Whistler's flora and fauna, ecology and bear biology for a truly incredible outdoor learning experience.
Head off for 3 hours of educational fun!

Duration

3 hours

To-bring

  • Bring insect repellent
  • Don’t forget your camera
  • Binoculars not provided, limited pairs available
  • Dress in layers
  • Sturdy footwear

Weather requirements

  • Dress appropriately for the days weather

Highlights

  • Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are home to up to 60 black bears and cubs
  • This is the only population of black bears in B.C. that has been studied for over two decades
  • Travel in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle
  • Short walks to bear feeding sites
  • Wander through old growth forests where bears have hibernated

Notes

  • Tour Times: Daily 3 hour tours
  • May 15 – May 31: 6am, 6pm
  • June 1 – July 10: 6am, 12pm, 6pm
  • July 11 – Aug 14: 6am, 6pm
  • Aug 15 – Sept 14: 7am, 12pm, 5pm
  • Sept 15 – Sept 30: 8am, 12pm, 4pm
  • Oct 1 – Oct 31: 3pm
  • All tours are subject to weather conditions
  • Please note that bear sightings are not guaranteed, as activity is dependent on weather, food supply, other bears and human activity

Meet location

Base of the Wizard Express, Blackcomb Base,

Driving directions

  • via Sea-to-Sky Hwy/BC-99 N
  • Head northeast toward Pemberton Ave
  • Exit the roundabout onto Pemberton Ave
  • Turn left onto Cleveland Ave
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Sea-to-Sky Hwy/BC-99 N
  • Turn right onto Village Gate Blvd
  • Turn right onto Blackcomb Way
  • Turn right

Location

Restrictions

  • Recomended for children 10+ years old
  • Tours subject to weather conditions

Cancellation / Refund

  • For individual bookings (4 persons or less) tours can only be cancelled 48 hours prior
  • For Group bookings (5 persons or more) tours must be cancelled 2 weeks prior to the tour
  • Cancellation inside of cancellation hours will forfeit $25 + tax CAD administration fee

When can I book this activity?

Available dates

Available days and times

You can book this activity at the following times:

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Number of guests allowed

No limit on guests number

Minimum time to book before

24 hour

Comments

  • Please note that bear sightings are not guaranteed
  • All prices quoted are based on current 2016 rates and may be subject to change for the 2017 season.

Regular rate

Senior (aged 65 – 85) $188.00 CAD
Adult (aged 19 – 64) $198.00 CAD
Youth (aged 13 – 18) $188.00 CAD
Child (aged 10 – 12) $188.00 CAD

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