BEAR VIEWING TOUR

With a population of over 60 black bears, sightings from the Whistler Village Gondola are a common treat. For a closer look, book a bear viewing tour with one of our bear experts.

TOUR INFO 

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.

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are home to up to 60 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.

2019

TOUR DATES & RATES

DATES MORNING MIDDAY EVENING
May 1 - May 31* 7:30am - 10:30am No Tour 6:00pm - 9:00pm
June 1 - July 15 7:30am - 10:30am 12:00pm - 3:00pm 6:00pm - 9:00pm
July 16 - August 14 7:30am - 10:30am No Tour 6:00pm - 9:00pm
August 15 - September 14 7:30am - 10:30am 12:00pm - 3:00pm 5:00pm - 8:00pm
September 15 - 30 7:30am - 10:30am 12:00pm - 3:00pm 4:00pm - 7:00pm
October 1 - 30 7:30am - 10:30am No Tour 2:00pm - 5:00pm

*No Mid Day Tours: Before June 1 or between July 16 - August 14

RATES MAY 1 - JUN 30
SEPT 1 - OCT 31
JUL 1 - AUG 31
Adult 19-64 $198 + tax $235 + tax
Children/Youth & Senior (65+) $188 + tax $225 + tax
Private Tours $1099 + tax $1199 + tax

Bears are easily scared away by noise and commotion, therefore this tour is recommended for ages 7 and up. 

For more information or to book call 1-800-766-0449


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