Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear and bring?
Hiking boots or good walking shoes are a necessity year-round. Other essentials include a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. A waterproof jacket and a backpack will come in handy. We provide the use of rain ponchos for the.
What if it's raining?
Our tours run rain or shine and we provide ponchos to help keep you drier for our Temperate Rainforest walking Tour. With Bear Viewing tours the guests spend 90% of their time in the Land Rover. The mountains are awesome in any weather!
Do I have to worry about bears?
Not really. Whistler is home to Black Bears but they are primarily interested in foraging for food and generally avoid contact with people as much as possible. Do Not Approach Bears. Respect a safe distance. As for our Bear Viewing Tours, you are always safe viewing in the Land Rover.
Will I see a bear?
Our Bear Viewing Tours start early May and run to the end of October. From early May to early August, your chances of seeing bears are 80% to 95%!! Which is amazing considering that we are dealing with wildlife. During the first half of the Bear Viewing Season, the bears are located at lower elevations, and foraging on clover, which makes them easier locate. They stay at a lower elevation until the berries arrive later in the summer.
From late August to the end of October, the chances are a bit less at 50% to 60% since the bears are higher elevation and are feeding on berries in a larger area. We have to spend more time searching for them in the Land Rover.
What kinds of other animals will I see?
You are likely to spot Squirrels, Marmots, Pikas, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Red Tailed Hawks, Deer and Coyotes.
Should I bring lunch or a snack?
We will provide you with healthy snacks and water on our 4 hour tours. You are certainly welcome to bring yourself snacks and water for our 2 hour bear viewing tours.
Do you have any tours that are suitable for someone who just wants to go for a walk?
Yes. We have several options that allow participants to explore everything from the Ancient Rainforest Experience to the Alpine Glacier Meadow Walk.
Where do the tours start?
We will pick you up from your Whistler, Blackcomb or Creekside hotel or residence in the Whistler area. The tour starts from where you are!