Bear Viewing

Photo by Michael Allen

WhistlerBlackcomb Bear Tours

  • Duration: 4 hours
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Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are home to up to 50 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.

Meeting Location is at the Base of the Wizard Express, Blackcomb Base, 15 minutes prior to tour start. Look for the Bear Viewing sign. Dress in layers and wear sturdy footwear. Bring insect repellent and don’t forget your camera. Binoculars are provided. All tours are subject to weather conditions. Please note that bear sightings are not guaranteed, as activity is dependent on weather, food supply, other bears and human activity.

Season: May 15 - October 31

Times Senior Adult Youth Child
06:00 - 07:00 $179.00 /person $189.00 /person $179.00 /person $179.00 /person
12:00 - $179.00 /person $189.00 /person $179.00 /person $179.00 /person
16:00 - 18:00 $179.00 /person $189.00 /person $179.00 /person $179.00 /person

Experience the wildlife, glaciers and rainforest of Whistler Valley with their furry inhabitants: the bears! Mountain ecology tours allow you to go bear and wildlife viewing.

A unique wildlife experience

Bears are part of the life in Whistler. There are many dens and families leaving on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and each springs new cubs take their first steps on the slopes of your favorite ski hills. With a bear viewing tour, you will experience a unique visit into the wildlife and vegetation of the Coastal Mountains and get a chance to meet majestic black bears in their natural habitat.

Knowledgeable guide

Michael Allen will be your guide for the day. He has spent the last 25 years studying bears studying bears and will show you active bear dens, daybeds and feeding sites. Wander through alpine meadows, marvel at old growth forest and enjoy one of the most spectacular alpine settings in company of the bears and learn about their habits and rich lives. So embark for a memorable experience in a 4×4 vehicle and enjoy the best sunset of your life.

More details

  • Tours run from mid-May to the end of October
  • Children must be at least 7-year old
  • Viewer safety and avoiding disturbance to the bears always come first
  • Group size is limited to 6
  • Don’t forget your camera!