Posts Tagged ‘salmon’

16 Oct ’12 · by Slater · Sunwolf News

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 Colours & Flood Waters!

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.

Soaring Bald Eagle

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!

–Team Sunwolf

30 Mar ’11 · by admin · About Sunwolf

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 Soar with the Eagles 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.

About Squamish

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!

10 Mar ’11 · by admin · Sunwolf Eagle Floats

The eagles have returned, but they are only here for a short time each year.  Call or email us today to reserve your seat!

$100/person  ($65 for children under 12)
Trips depart daily from Sunwolf at 10am.

The Scoop:

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.

Included:

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

Soar with the Eagles Package

$115/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.

Soar and Stay Package

$295 (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.

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