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

Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery
Furry Creek
Shannon Falls
Cheakamus River

Things To Bring:
Good Walking shoes & Your Camera!

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.

Summer average 20 degrees Celsius
Winter average 0 degrees Celsius


Brackendale Accommodations

Brackendale Things to Do

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