British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide

 
Recently, the province of British Columbia designated the Brackendale Eagle Reserve as a Provincial Park. With a seasonal fall run of nearly 120,000 chum salmon it is no wonder that this pristine forest supported by the Tantalus Mountain Range, just an hour north of Vancouver, is such a bird lovers paradise. There are few places in the world so many eagles can be seen along one river. This event has put Brackendale on the map as an attraction and great stop over along the Sea-to-Sky highway for visitors heading through to Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton or Powell River. Eagle viewing is at its peak from mid-December to mid-January but significant numbers of eagles may be present from mid-November to mid-February.

Population: 1,500

Highlights:
Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery
Furry Creek
Shannon Falls
Cheakamus River

Things To Bring:
Good Walking shoes & Your Camera!

History:
The first human inhabitants arriving after the ice age would have appeared here over 5,000 years ago. The Sko-mish, or “Squamish” First Nations tribes were supported by the rich forested living and dense abundance of land and water fresh food sources in the area.
During the voyage of Captain George Vancouver, in the 1700’s, the crew would discover many of British Columbia’s shorelines (islands and the mainland). In June of 1792, they would arrive at Darrell Bay, in Howe Sound, just south of Brackendale.
By 1889, farming families and gold rush adventures had become familiar with the area in passage or to settle. As families settled, they grew dairy farms in Brakendale. Forestry took over soon after and became the areas base economy. After the railway in 1956 and Sea-to-Sky Highway were complete, Brackendale and the area of Squamish was no longer solely dependant on transportation of goods or products by sea.

Climate:
Summer average 20 degrees Celsius
Winter average 0 degrees Celsius

 

Brackendale Accommodations

Tantalus View Retreat, Warren  Brubacher, Brackendale

Tantalus View Retreat, Warren Brubacher, Brackendale

Filmed by BC Tourism for a TV commercial advertising SuperNatural BC. The Tantalus View Retreat is a perfect destination for a romantic getaway, a special occasion or simply an escape from "the rat race".

Brackendale, V0N 1H0, P.O. Box 215
Ph. (250)634-1442

(Accommodations, Cabin - Log Cabin - Cottage, Vacation Rentals | Ecotourism | Workshops/Classes, Art Workshops)
Sunwolf, Brackendale

Sunwolf, Brackendale

Just 45mins from Vancouver, and 30mins from Whistler, on the banks of the Cheakamus & Cheekye rivers, Sunwolf has been dedicated to running the most professional whitewater rafting trips in the Sea to Sky corridor! With riverside cabins, cafe & hot tub!

» Basic Cabin from: $ 100.00 per night
» Cabin with Kitchenette from: $ 110.00 per night
» more ...
Brackendale, V0N 1H0, 70002 Squamish Valley Road, P.O Box 244
Ph. (877) 806 8046 or 604 898 1537

(Accommodations, Cabin - Log Cabin - Cottage | Adventures/Outdoors/Sports, Biking/Mountain Biking, Canoeing/Kayaking, Climbing, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback riding, Rafting, Wildlife)
D's B&B in Brackendale, Brackendale

D's B&B in Brackendale, Brackendale

Outdoor Recreation Capital's Hot Spot B&B in Brackendale

Brackendale, V0N 1H0, 42044 Birken Rd
Ph. 604-815-1535

(Accommodations, Bed and Breakfast, Vacation Rentals)

Brackendale Things to Do

Sunwolf, Brackendale

Sunwolf, Brackendale

Just 45mins from Vancouver, and 30mins from Whistler, on the banks of the Cheakamus & Cheekye rivers, Sunwolf has been dedicated to running the most professional whitewater rafting trips in the Sea to Sky corridor! With riverside cabins, cafe & hot tub!

» Basic Cabin from: $ 100.00 per night
» Cabin with Kitchenette from: $ 110.00 per night
» more ...
Brackendale, V0N 1H0, 70002 Squamish Valley Road, P.O Box 244
Ph. (877) 806 8046 or 604 898 1537

(Accommodations, Cabin - Log Cabin - Cottage | Adventures/Outdoors/Sports, Biking/Mountain Biking, Canoeing/Kayaking, Climbing, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback riding, Rafting, Wildlife)