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Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival 2012

November 12th, 2012 @ 2:14pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is happening over the next four weekends around the scenic Harrison. Surrounded by mountains, glacier-fed rivers, and valley pastures, the bald eagle festival is a great time to explore the region while witnessing the world’s largest gathering of these magnificent birds.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Photo credit: Tyler Ingram on Flickr

Stop in at the Mission Chamber of Commerce on your way to the Inch Creek Hatchery or visit the Kilby Historic Site for exhibitor talks then watch for eagles at the estuary via Tapadra Estates. Each weekend will have and information centre, suggested spots for eagle viewing, and featured locations for exhibits, talks and activities.

You can also book a boat tour in advance out of Harrison Hot Springs. John and I did a Harrison and Fraser River eco-tour by boat one year and it was very informative. We loved exploring the beautiful region from the water and although we didn’t spot any eagles at the time (it was in July) we did see Osprey.

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival 2012 Map

Download the full festival guide here for information about events and speakers. Check the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival website weekly to find out more about featured locations and activities, and follow the festival on Facebook.

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