Fraser River Bald Eagle Tour
Join us as we travel to Harrison Hot Springs to witness nature at its finest.
Each fall millions of salmon return to the Fraser and Harrison River to spawn.
Soon after the salmon return gets underway hundreds (Often Thousands) of bald eagles begin to descend on the area eager to gorge themselves on the salmon carcasses.
This is a world-class event that brings visitors from all over the Globe to the valley!
These impressive Raptors can be viewed from land but the best way to get up and close to the eagles is on the river.
Fraser River Safari Tours: Safari guests experience this natural phenomenon in complete comfort and style on board the custom designed all weather Jet boats. Enjoy guest speaker David Hancock, Biologist.
The River Tour is only part of this unique outing as we stop at one of BC’s Historical Sites.
This part of the experience will take us to Kilby Historic Site for lunch and to tour the Museum and Farm which only enhances the experience.
Fraser River Safari Tours is a proud partner and the official Jet Boat Tour of the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival.
Find out for yourself why these tours have been awarded such enormous prestige from their peers.
This is the fastest growing eagle festival in the lower mainland and the home of the largest recorded number of eagles in an area that is only 2 square km in size. In December 2010, eagle biologist David Hancock counted 7,362 eagles during ONE boat tour!
St. Albert Inn & Suites
Super 8 Edmonton South
Executive Royal Hotel, Leduc
Radisson Hotel Red Deer
Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary West
Tour Details by Day
Day 1 – Edmonton to Golden
Our Tour begins in St Albert as we make our way down Highway 2 with pickups along the way.
We will stop for lunch in Canmore before entering Banff National Park for a majestic drive through the Rockies to our first evening in Golden BC
Enjoy supper on your own next door at the Firepit (Try the Smoked wings or Beef Brisket – it’s fabulous!)
Or perhaps the Ricki’s All Day Grill next door in the Prestige Hotel.
Day 2 – Golden to Harrison Hot Springs.
After a complimentary breakfast we will continue along the Trans Canada Highway, bordering and eventually crossing the Columbia River at Donald. We then start climbing and you may catch a glimpse of Kinbasket Lake off to our right. We continue west where we will climb through the snow-sheds eventually cresting over Rogers Pass. On through to Revelstoke, Sicamous and along the Salmon Arm leg of the Shuswap Lake and on to Kamloops for lunch at the Aberdeen Mall. After lunch its time to hit the Coquihalla through Merritt and Hope before turning off to our destination of Harrison Hot Springs
Day 3 – Fraser River Safari tour and Kilby Historic Site
We will head to Kilby Historic Site for lunch and tour the museum and farm where we will split our group up for the Fraser River Safari Tour. (20 Per boat)
After we have all had a turn watching the majestic eagles we will make our way back to Harrison Hot Springs for the evening. Once again enjoy the hot pools at your leisure and have the evening free to do as you choose.
Today we will be joined by a special guest speaker!! David Hancock, who has dedicated 60 years of his life to the preservation of the bald eagle. He is a Biologist, conservationist, writer, publisher and lecturer.
Have your cameras ready to take amazing pictures and ears at attention, to learn all about the bald eagle.
Day 4 – Harrison to Golden
Time to leave Harrison and retrace our steps en-route to Golden for our last evening of the tour.
Day 5 – Golden to home
We continue our journey home retracing our route from the first day.
Spend the day watching the amazing scenery as we drive back from Mountains to Prairies, or visit new friends as we make our way home.