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.
Contact Guest Relations or call 1.866.218.9684 to book.
Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are home to up to 50 black bears and cubs that have adapted to feeding, mating, and hibernating within ski area habitats. 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 through a maze of ski area roads that traverse the largest concentration of mother bear ranges in the region. Bear feeding patterns shift from valley bottom to higher mountain elevations as the summer continues, and the tours follow this progression allowing access these hidden scenic alpine ecosystems and natural habitats any time of the summer. Take an even closer look with short walks to bear feeding sites and bear family daybeds, and wander through old growth forests where bears have hibernated through many winters.
Our 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.
|3 HOUR TOURS||Adult (19-64)||Children & Youth (10-18)||Senior 65+|
|Bear Viewing Times||MAY 15 - JUL 14||Jul 15 - Aug 14||Aug 15 - Sept 14||Sept 15 - Oct 31|
Recommend for children 9+ years old.
Meeting Location is at the Base of the Wizard Express, Blackcomb Base, 15 minutes prior to tour start. Look for the Bear Viewing sign.
Dress in layers and wear sturdy footwear. Bring insect repellent and don’t forget your camera. Binoculars are provided.
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.
* Special arrangements can be made for large groups/conferences.
Contact Guest Relations or call 1.866.218.9684 to book.
Our experienced and qualified team of guides boast a wealth of knowledge of Whistler’s flora and fauna, and ecology that makes for an incredible outdoor learning experience.
Bear Viewing Seasons
Different seasons provide for different viewing and learning opportunities, so be sure to check the season options before booking your tour.
All bears foraging berries through Sep-Oct to fatten-up for hibernation in November One of the best berry crops seen in 20 years!
Guests on last night's (Sep 1, 5pm) bear tour witnessed young adult male "Sugar" soaking in the Harmony "bear pond" at the base of Harmony Chair on Whistler Mountain. Sugar, with his buddy "Storm", a larger male, "hung out" for over 30-min grazing on sedge/horsetail and cooling off after a full day of berry foraging. Male bears may consume up to 80, 000 berries in 18 hours (M.Allen 2013).
|Status of resident moms - we're due for alot of cubs this year:|
|Marisa||oldest - cubs?|
|Alice||1, 4-month old cub|
|Olivia||2, 17-month old cubs|
|Elly||3, 4-month old cubs|
|Brownie||1, 17-month old cub|
|Also - 5 healthy males in ski area including Slumber - Whistler's largest bear!|
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