8 Ways to Enjoy the Water around Vancouver

Traditional cedar Tsleil-Waututh Canoe near Vancouver, BC

Photo credit: Takaya Tours

Vancouver is a water-oriented city. With the ocean all around us and lots of lakes, getting out on the water is easy. But choosing how to do it, might be a challenge – there are so many options! Here are our picks for the best ways to enjoy the water around Vancouver.

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8 Ways to Enjoy the Water around Vancouver

You Can Spot Hundreds of Bald Eagles in Squamish Right Now

Bald eagles in Squamish, BC

Photo credit: Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures

Did you know that Squamish is home to one of the world’s largest populations of wintering bald eagles? Each year over 1000 eagles spend the winter hanging out along the Squamish River. The record for the most eagles was set back in 1994 with 3,769 eagles counted! Here are the best places to spot eagles in Squamish.

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You Can Spot Hundreds of Bald Eagles in Squamish Right Now

Bald Eagles Return to Vancouver

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It’s that time of year again.  Thousands of bald eagles have returned to the regions surrounding Vancouver as part of their annual migration south.  For wildlife lovers, it’s a rare chance to see the iconic birds in the wild – flying, feeding on salmon and roosting in trees.

Several local sites have earned reputations for fabulous eagle watching.  Grab your camera and binoculars and check out these eagle hot spots.  Just remember to always maintain a respectable distance and never disturb the birds.   Continue reading:
Bald Eagles Return to Vancouver

Bald Eagles in Vancouver & Streaming B.C. Eagle Cams

Bald Eagles in Vancouver. Photo: Hancock Wildlife Foundation

B.C.’s bald eagles have been getting a lot of press lately, given that late-March – mid-April is prime hatching season for their precious eggs. Right now, there are several bald eagle nests—with eggs getting ready to hatch in the next few weeks—scattered throughout the Lower Mainland, including nests in White Rock, Delta, Victoria, Port Moody, and even right here in Vancouver itself.

Thanks to the efforts of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation, bald eagle fans can watch nests–and the eagles and hatchlings–via streaming video.

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Bald Eagles in Vancouver & Streaming B.C. Eagle Cams

Bald Eagles Come to Vancouver

They may not have chosen the prettiest spot . . . but the bald eagles have landed in Vancouver.   Up to a thousand of the iconic raptors have congregated near the Vancouver Landfill, in the suburb of Delta, according to a recent article in the Vancouver Sun.

The eagles have staked out the less-than-picturesque turf because of below normal salmon runs on the rivers where they normally feed.  So rather than flocking to their usual spots – along rivers in Brackendale or Squamish, for instance – they chose the dump.   Since late December, the majestic birds have been battling it out with seagulls for tasty morsels.

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Bald Eagles Come to Vancouver