Welcome to the “Season of the Eagles & Salmon”
Three Eagle & Salmon Inspired weekends – please explore this site to find why you should return weekend after weekend to enjoy all of the natural occurring ” wildlife displays”
Where it all began – The enormously popular Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival occurs the third weekend in November in perhaps the most biologically diverse and important areas in British Columbia. This event kicks off what is now known as the “Season of the Eagles and Salmon” in Harrison Mills, the fast-growing community just 30 minutes east of the District of Mission. Please explore this website to find out all about the events that will occur during the entire season.
Here is a brief overview of the 3 weekends -for the details please click on the links on the RIGHT >>
November 15/16 – The 19th Annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
Nov 22- The now annual Harrison Salmon Festival supported by the Sts’ailes (First Nation) Salmon Stronghold @ Pretty Estates Resort
Nov 22/23- Sites open are Pretty Estates Resort, Kilby Historic Site, Harrison RV Resort.
Nov 29/30 – International Photo Display by Chung AI and Fundraising Dinner & Auction @ Pretty Estates Resort. Kilby Historic Site will also be open for eagle enthusiasts.
Fraser River Safari Eagle Viewing tours will be running all weekends – David Hancock will also be joining select tours during the”Season”
Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival History:
The festival’s roots go back to1995, when the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund and the Wild Bird Trust, spear headed by April Mol, set out to create the Harrison/Chehalis Bald Eagle Festival.
In 1998, thanks to increased community involvement (Mission , B.C.) and new partnerships a small but very enthusiastic committee sprang to life. The committee worked to broaden the scope of the Festival and changed the name to form its new identity – Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival (FVBEF).
The FVBEF is now a registered society and works hard each year to create a celebration that showcases the beauty & biodiversity of the Fraser River Valley by honouring the majestic Bald Eagle & the Cycle of the Salmon.
From Mission to Harrison Hot Springs, many exciting venues offer excellent eagle watching opportunities and a range of activities and adventures that include jet boat eco-river tours; walking tour; a diverse abundance of local wildlife; environmental presentations, naturalists and interpreters; historic and ancient aboriginal sites; wildlife & artistic displays; and lots of hands on activities and entertainment.
Please explore this site and learn more about the adventure that awaits you and ways you can help us continue the work of the Society.