360 Experience

Wildlife Viewing

Observe local wildlife and resident black bears in their natural habitat. 

Living. Beings.

The Coastal Mountains of British Columbia are an ecosystem unlike any other place in the world. From the ocean to the peaks the biodiversity in this region is as varied as it is beautiful. As you venture into the mountains of Whistler Blackcomb, prepare to enter a world of pristine natural beauty and the home of a variety of species including eagles, hawks, pika, marmots, hares, deer and of course, bears. Wildlife viewing is just one part of the PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience.

The Best Viewing Spots

Wildlife     See the Trail Map for the best wildlife viewing spots. Look for the wildlife symbol.

Alpine Hiking Trail Map


In the Valley:

The area surrounding the village is home to countless deer, squirrels, bears and a huge variety of birds and fish. Walk the Valley Trail through the village early in the morning to see our local friends having their breakfast on the golf courses and on the lower ski slopes.


On the mountain:

Our chairlifts and gondolas are the perfect vehicle to observe wildlife in their natural habitat. Ride the open-air chairlifts on Blackcomb Mountain and soar above deer and black bears. The later in the summer you visit, the more likely you are to see these animals out on the ski hills in the afternoon sun. Ride the Whistler Village Gondola and keep your eyes for black bears sharing the hill with riders in the Bike Park.


In the alpine:

The peaks of both our mountains are home to the furry animals that give Whistler it's name. Marmots live amongst the rocks of the alpine and sub-alpine and their whistles that can be heard all around the mountain are used to warn of incoming predators. The best spots to view them are the High Note Trail on Whistler and the Decker Loop on Blackcomb. While you're out on these trails, keep your eyes in the sky to observe ravens, hawks and even eagles as they soar above. 


For the best value, buy the 360 Experience Pass for unlimited sightsee access all summer long.

Please Note: Upload Blackcomb Gondola for access to Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler Mountain and the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Pick up your Sightsee Tickets and Passes at the Blackcomb base in the Upper Village.