The Bald Festival in Canada

This free of charge weekend event is organized by the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival Society. The mission is to celebrate one of the largest migratory flocks of bald eagles anywhere in the world, and the cycle of the salmon. My friend at Austin Insulation was telling me that during the festival, people get a chance to view eagles at different locations along the rivers, but particularly at the official viewing areas listed below.

Kilby Site

The admission to this attraction is free for this historic museum and farm located in Harrison Mills. The Historic Site opens from 9am to 4 pm every day and features the museum and historical buildings to see.

Exhibitors Fair at Harrison Mills Hall

Harrison Mills Community Hall is the venue of this event which opens from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and from 10 am until 3pm on Sunday. At the event, there are videos about the environment and conservation, live raptors, kids craft activities, and nature displays. Exhibitors include groups like Raptor Ranch Inc., WildSafeBC, the Wildlife Rescue Association, and Chilliwack Field Naturalists plus, artisans, and other product vendors.

Inch Creek Hatchery

The venue is at 38620 Bell Road in the small community of Dewdney. Inch Creek Hatchery is a large incubator run by Fisheries and Oceans Canada that raises Coho, chum, Chinook, steelhead salmon, and sockeye. It is also famous for its two 6 feet long giant sturgeons.

Safari Boat Tour

For visitors who want to get out on the water to view the eagles, Fraser River Safari provides a boat tour which is 60-minutes long throughout the festival. The trip sells like hot cake and may already even be sold out; it is safe to book in advance.

Tapadera Estates

The location of this venue is at 14600 Morris Valley Road. It is opened to the public from 9 am to 3 pm on the weekends. They offer two free public educational talks, one in the morning and the afternoon talk which touches on “The Wondrous Bald Eagle Recovery.”

Sandpiper Golf Resort

This place is perfect for viewing eagles from 9 am to 8 pm, and situated at 14282 Morris Valley Road. There are no eagles after day, but it is a famous place where folks can conveniently hang out until nightfall.

The Eagle Point Community Park

It is located between the Sandpiper Golf Course and Tapadera Estates. Between 9am and 3pm, this park ranger has a specialist from Wild Birds Unlimited, plus local volunteers who are ready to answer all your questions. They also offer spotting scopes to help visitors see the eagles, as well as a tent and patio heater to keep participants warm.


Things to do at the festival includes different family-friendly activities such as hundreds of bald eagles to view from a distance, boat tours, nature walks, educational talks, plus wildlife and green business displays