If you’re looking for a unique fall day trip idea, then we might just have the perfect option for you. Right now, thousands of bald eagles are descending on the Fraser River Valley in BC, and the town of Harrison Mills is the perfect launching point to see them. Here’s a quick rundown!
New for this year, the ‘Season of the Wild’ is a self-guided exploration of the largest winter gathering of bald eagles in the world. And while the numbers fluctuate year to year, there are consistently thousands of the majestic birds heading there for the next few weeks.
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Why? To eat! With salmon returning to the Fraser River to spawn, the eagles feast on those that are nearing the end of their life cycle. That’s right, you can witness a bald eagle snatching a fully-grown salmon out of the water, which we think is pretty much nature in all its glory.
There are a few ways to take it all in. For the self-starters, there are a variety of trails and walkways that will take you to prime viewing locations. And for those looking for an even more immersive experience, you can also go out on a guided expedition or enjoy a walking tour held by the Kilby Historic Site. But honestly, we think a quick hike around the area should be more than enough.
Just don’t forget to bring some binoculars!
When: Now until January, 2022
Where: Harrison Mills and surrounding area (roughly 90 mins east of Vancouver)