Hey Friends! Finally, after a couple years of “meaning to get to it” we’ve got our Blog up and running! Check in here for updates on the Salmon run, Eagle number, new Fergie’s recipes and other news from the Outdoor Adventure Capital of North America!
Fall Colours & Change of Seasons at Sunwolf!
Fall and winter at Sunwolf is a great time of the year. After the hustle and bustle of the summer (which we love!), it’s always nice to see things slowing down, rivers rising with the rains, leaves changing colour and the Salmon spawning. It’s this time of the year we see a lot of the local fishermen coming around, telling us stories of their “catch of the day” or lack thereof sometimes! But usually there’s something to talk about if not the weather.
Fergie’s Cafe slows down it’s hours to Thursday to Sundays, and switches gears on the menu from summer flavours to the classic fall/winter comfort foods! Beef stews, waffles, meat pies, home-baked goods & delicious sausages! Although some things change, the classics never leave such as our famous Pulled Pork Benny and the Spicy Southern Salami Hash. We’re pumped to have Pixie, John, Brad, Dustin and Stephanie in there crankin out the goodness!
Alright…Food aside (sorry, we get a little wrapped up in that around here), we’ve got a lot going on this fall here at Sunwolf. I mentioned the Salmon. Well, right now there’s Chum & Coho Salmon running along with Dolly Varden and Trout! Sunwolf has an old following with the fishing crowd from the days when it was Fergie’s Fishing Lodge. There’s still fishermen(and women!) coming to the banks of the Cheakamus who came here as a young anglers with their parents. Hence the name Fergie’s Cafe.
Also something to note that’s great for the whole family is our Bald Eagle Viewing Floats! Why walk the banks of the Squamish with the crowds when you can float the Cheakamus in peace and quiet?? So not total peace & quiet, as you’ll see and hear Eagles fighting over salmon, dive bombing the river for their food, soaring overhead, or just perched int he trees above! Not that long ago, Brackendale had just over 3600 Bald Eagles nesting here. After an unfortunate rail accident, the number was decreased to less than 1000 because their food-source, the Salmon, had been depleted. Now the Eagle are returning and they’re coming back stronger than ever! So if you find yourself sitting around looking for something to do this fall join us on an Eagle Float beginning Nov 16!
That’s whats happening around here these days and hope to see you around!
Our “Logger’s Shack” is a 550 square foot lofted cabin nestled in the trees and scenic acreage of Sunwolf. This cabin features a vaulted ceiling, reclaimed hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom, a hide-a-bed in the lounge area and a queen bed in a cozy loft.
The “Logger’s Shack” sleeps 4 guests comfortably in its queen bed and double hide-a-bed.
$180/night + tax
(Pricing is based on double occupancy. Additional fees apply for person 18 years and older.)
Sunwolf is Pet Friendly!
Situated at the confluence of the Cheakamus and Cheekye rivers, on 5 acres of grassy woodland, all of which is leash free, this is a pet heaven! There is an abundance of great walking and hiking right from our doorstep, not to mention the lovely rivers to cool hot paws in at the end of the day! We accept any pets – from Alsatian to Zebra – as long as they bring someone to pick up their mess! They are welcome inside the cabins, though it is understood that any damage will be paid for. There is a one-time fee of $15 CDN per pet to cover cleaning costs.
Half Day Rafting has begun! Our Season will be open until early September!
$95/adult, $65/youth (5-12 yrs, 50lb minimum weight)
Perfect for adventurers both young and old, take a fun splashy ride down the wave trains of the Cheakamus River. Bounce and spin your way through the Class II rapids or just cruise downstream and enjoy stunning views of the Paradise valley, then if you’re feeling really brave hop into the glacial waters for an exhilarating ride beside the boat!
Departs Whistler at 8:45am & 1pm, Sunwolf at 9:30am & 1:45pm. No experience necessary – training is provided.
Photo Gallery click here!
Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate on arrival
Home-made snack at the end
Full wetsuit, gear and professional river guide.
Download our PDF Waiver here
**Roundtrip pickup from Whistler included for free or drive yourself, and you can hang out in our hot tub at the end of the day!**
Whether you’re looking for BC’s best whitewater rafting, fishing or just a relaxing night in one of our riverside cabins, our year round resort just 45 minutes from Downtown Vancouver & 30 minutes from Whistler is the perfect place to go.
Sunwolf offers whitewater rafting for the thrill seekers and the family from June 15 to September 15 and Bald Eagle Viewing floats from December 1 to February 15. We’ve also got 10 cozy riverside cabins, our popular ‘Logger’s Shack’ and the new Fisherman’s Cottage that are ideal for any weekend getaway, event or family gathering!
Where the Eagles Soar – NEW packages and combo deals available!
Every winter Squamish plays host to one of nature’s most impressive spectacles; the largest gathering of bald eagles in North America. From now through mid-February, we invite you to get up close and personal with these awe-inspiring raptors. Whether it’s the Eagle Viewing Float, the Mountain to River package that combines the Eagle Viewing Float with the new Sea to Sky Gondola, or the Soar and Stay promotion offering a 15% discount on accommodation, the birds are only here for a short time so book now while you can. Click here for more details.
Brackendale earned bragging rights as the site of the largest concentration of bald eagles on the planet back in 1994 when an awe-inspiring 3769 of the magnificent raptors were counted in a single day. While gently floating by, our experienced and knowledgeable guides educate guests about the life cycle of the bald eagle and the salmon they depend upon. A wonderful and educational trip for the entire family, the Eagle Viewing Float has attracted people far and wide interested in wildlife viewing, bird watching, and photography.
Squamish is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Where else can one find world-class whitewater rafting, fishing, mountain biking, mountaineering, back country skiing, canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, windsurfing and scuba diving, all in a spectacular environment within an hour’s drive of Whistler and the booming metropolis of Vancouver. We can help to arrange any of these activities, or just step outside your cabin and choose your own adventure!