Experience the World’s Largest
WINTER EAGLE GATHERING
See the Salmon Run in the
HARRISON RIVER STRONGHOLD
Stay at Sandpiper Resort, in the
HEART OF THE ACTION
Season of the Eagles and the Salmon
Mid October – Early January
Deep in the heart of “Sasquatch Country”, Harrison Mills is home to the world’s largest concentrated winter eagle gathering. Why? The raptors are drawn to the area by the millions of spawning salmon that travel up the Fraser River to tributaries such as the Harrison River, which is also a certified Salmon Stronghold. You can witness the salmon run right here at Sandpiper Resort, on our viewing bridge, and you can see the eagles from our waterfront gazebo. Weaver Creek Spawning Channel is another wonderful spot to watch the Salmon Run and is just a few minutes up the road from us. The Weaver Creek Spawning Channel is open from October to November, 2023.
Ways to Experience the Winter Eagle Gathering:
Explore the Eagle Trail
Take the interpretive Eagle Viewing Trail through lush West Coast forest, out to the waterfront viewing gazebo where the best eagle action can be found! See the Salmon Run up close on a bridge over a prime spawning stream, on the way.
Golf Amidst the Action
Watch the eagles soar and take in the water and mountain vistas while you play this outstanding, 18-hole golf course. Take advantage of our Stay & Play packages and enjoy all this season has to offer!
Dine with a View
Whether you’re visiting for the day or for longer, dine at the River’s Edge Clubhouse Restaurant and enjoy a heated, covered patio with stunning river views and eagle spotting opportunities!
Stay and See More
Linger a while longer and see more of this spectacular season by staying with us in one of our many accommodation options, from cozy inn rooms, to rustic studio cabins, to luxurious modern cabins with deep soaker cedar tubs with stunning nature views.
Get Out on the Water
Just a short drive from Sandpiper Resort is Harrison Hot Springs, from where you can take eagle-viewing boat tours of Harrison River and Harrison Lake, and see more of this special part of the world.
Bald eagles are North America’s greatest conservation success story, with populations recovering from near extinction in the 1960s. At that time, there were fewer than 2,000 birds, and now there are more than 300,000! How did their fate change so dramatically? Join Dr. Joe Gaydos in the field for that answer and to watch bald eagles swim with sea lions, hunt in Salish Sea rivers, build huge tree nests, gather in droves at a BC landfill, in season three, episode four of the SeaDoc Society’s ‘Salish Sea Wild’:
View a Bird’s-Eye-View of a Live Eagle’s Nest!
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