Bear Watching

Whistler's mountains are home to over 50 black bears, so it is possible to spot one of Canada’s most famous inhabitants without even trying.

Many cyclists and skiers report catching a glimpse of these magnificent creatures while suspended from a ski lift or navigating the bike trails. However, if getting up close and personal to these remarkable creatures features high on your bucket list, increase your chances of spying one with a guided tour that will take you to the best bear-viewing hotspots.

In the capable hands of an expert guide in a 4x4 vehicle, you will discover the bears in their natural habitat at their dens, feeding sites and daybeds, while learning about the flora and fauna of the area. Don't forget your camera and keep your eyes peeled for the deer, coyotes, marmots and hawks too.