Bear Watching in Whistler BC
Get up close – but not too personal – with Whistler’s most beautiful beast, the black bear. In this adventure package, you can see black bears as they roam through the woods in search of food all from the comfort and safety of a Land Rover.
What to Bring
- Hiking Gear for Any Weather Condition
- Awe & Respect for Mother Nature (Highly Recommended)
- Do not feed the bears (the bears can feed themselves)
- Best times to see bears are between early May to early August
- Don’t forget your camera to capture bears in all their all-natural beauty
Bear Watching Inquiries:
- Will I actually see a bear?
Peak season for Bear Watching tours start in early May and go until the end of October. The best times to see a bear are between early May to early August and your chances of seeing a bear are 80% to 95%.
From late August to the end of October, your chances of seeing a bear go down to 50% to 60% because the bears are foraging in higher elevations.
- Is Bear Watching safe for my family?
Absolutely! Throughout the Bear Watching tour, you will always be safe to view bears from the Land Rover. The tour guides ensure that you will be a safe distance to take pictures and see bears in their natural environment.
To ensure the safety of you and your family, always remember: Black Bears are roaming the forest in search of food and generally try to avoid contact with people. Never approach bears and always stay a safe distance away.
- Will I see other animals?
On this adventure, you’re likely to see all sorts of animals that live in the forests around Whistler BC. Keep your eyes open for Squirrels, Marmots, Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Red Tailed Hawks, Deer, Coyotes, Cougars, Pikas, and much more.
- Should I bring food or a snack?
If you are booking a 4-hour bear watching tour, you will be provided with healthy snacks and water. If you are booking the 2-hour bear watching tour, you are more than welcome to bring your own snacks and water.
- What happens if it’s raining?
You’re not afraid to get wet, are you? Bear watching tours run rain or shine so you should bring your rain gear in case the weather changes throughout the day. You will spend 90% of your time in the Land Rover so you can enjoy watching bears while feeling comfortable and dry.
P.S. Exploring the mountains and looking for bears is perfect for any weather!