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!
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!
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!
With the eagles leaving Brackendale at the end of February, we have stopped running our eagle float tours until December 2015 when the eagles will be returning. Meanwhile, do not hesitate to contact us regarding our other activities!
$110/person ($75 for children under 12)
Trips depart daily from Sunwolf at 10am.
Every year, Brackendale hosts one of the largest populations of bald eagles in the world. In 1994 the highest concentration of bald eagles ever counted gathered here – over 3700. Starting in mid November and continuing through February these magnificent birds feed on the salmon that spawn in the glacial fed Squamish and Cheakamus rivers. During this spectacular season, Sunwolf provides the opportunity to view the eagles from a remarkable vantage point – the river. As you gently float by, our experienced and knowledgeable guides will educate you about the life cycle of the bald eagle and the salmon it depends upon, along with the incredible flora and fauna of our environment. This is a wonderful trip for all the family, especially those interested in wildlife viewing, bird watching or photography.
Our Eagle Viewing Floats finish at Sunwolf’s cozy riverside lodge, where we will serve you a hearty bowl of steaming chili beside the fire. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy fantastic views of the Tantalus Mountain Range from our hot tub! Trips depart daily from Sunwolf at 10am.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate & baked goods on arrival
Homemade chili & desserts for lunch (veggie options available)
All necessary rain gear & safety equipment
Professional & Knowledgeable River Guide
**Pickups Available from Whistler, departing from Gone Bakery at 9am!
Download our PDF Waiver here
$125/person ($70 for children under 12)
Partnering with Squamish’s spectacular new Sea to Sky Gondola, combine our Eagle Viewing Float with a gondola ride up 885 metres above sea level. Offering sweeping views of the Howe Sound fjordm, Shannon Falls and Squamish Chief, the gondola takes guests to the summit where winter activities abound including, snowshoeing trails and tours, winter walking, a remarkable suspension bridge and a tube park.
$305 (Double Occupancy)
Combine our Eagle Viewing Float Trip with a night in one of our cozy riverside cabins on the Cheakamus River. Our cabins are over 300 square foot and feature vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, handmade pine furniture, gas fireplaces, en suite shower rooms and tea & coffee making facilities. In addition, our kitchenette cabins are equipped with a small fridge, two burner hot plate, toaster oven, pots, pans and settings for 3 people.