Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival returns

The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is set to happen this weekend on Harrison River, and there is a full calender of activities.

The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is set to happen this weekend on Harrison River, and there is a full calender of activities.

More than 7,300 bald eagles were counted from a jet boat tour last year, and this season offers all of the popular attractions designed to help visitors see the majestic birds.

There will be interpreted walking tours, authentic aboriginal dancers and artisans, a traditional salmon barbecue and jet boat tours.

The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce  has festival programs and other information.

There are number of scheduled events and activity centres in Harrison and surrounding areas.

The Exhibitor’s Fair and Laq’a:mel Hall in Deroche features 30 educational, environmental and nature displays, arts and crafts from locals, and activities for kids.

Tapadera Estates on Morris Valley Road in Harrison Mills has a viewing tent for eagles, and scheduled wildlife speakers, such as salmon biologist Matt Foy and eagle biologist David Hancock.

Eagle Point Community Park provides viewing opportunities in the Chehalis River Estuary of not just eagles, but also trumpeter swans and other waterfowl. An on-site park ranger will be there to answer questions.

If you’d prefer a comfortable visit, the Sandpiper Golf Resort provides the amenities of the resort and the River’s Edge Restaurant with the views of the eagles.

For more hands-on viewing, Mission’s Jo-Ann or Rob Chadwick are offering Fraser River Safari jetboat eco-river tours at 11:30 a.m., 1 or 2:30 p.m. Cost is $55 per adult, $50 for seniors/children and lasts one hour.

The other side of the food chain is also on display at the Inch Creek Hatchery in Dewdney.

Kilby Historic Site features birds of prey from the Greater Vancouver Zoo.

There are cultural retreat options at the Sts’ailes Lhawathet Lalem, a Chehalis First Nations healing centre.

And, there’s the Chehalis River Eagle Watching Tour hosted by Jason Northcott and Dan Buffet covering 500 hectares of conservation area. Bring binoculars and comfortable hiking shoes.

Visit www.fvbef.ca for information.

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