Posted on June 14, 2023

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Welcome to Whistler, the land of adventure and excitement! Celebrate Fat Bear Week at Crystal Lodge with some bear-watching in Whistler.


Enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty on the mountain with us here. Tours are a great way to learn about these beautiful creatures and better understand our natural world. Here are some bear tours in Whistler for you to browse through.

Whistler Discovery Tours: This rugged yet comfortable tour will bring you off-road to view bears. This is a photographer’s dream come true. The bears are incredibly photogenic, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to capture stunning shots of them in their natural habitat.

Whistler Blackcomb Bear Viewing Tours: A variety of tours are available to suit every preference. Some take place during the day, while others are held in the evening. The guides provide you with information about the bears, their behaviour, habitat and any other questions you may have.

Whistler Photo Safaris: Enjoy the park as if it were your own personal paradise. This 4×4 tour will take you to see Olympic treasures while keeping an eye out for bears grazing in their natural habitat.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, go on a bear-watching tour; why wait?

5 fun Bear Facts:

Go prepared for your tour with some fun bear facts and impress your guide!

  1. Bears have a great sense of smell, smelling food up to 20 miles away!
  2. Bears are excellent swimmers.
  3. Bears have special membranes in their eyes that help them see in the dark.
  4. The best time to see bears in Whistler is from May to October.
  5. A group of bears is called a “sloth” or a “sleuth.”

Do you have a fun bear fact? Share it with us by commenting on a picture via Instagram or even share a picture of your tour using #okcrystal. That way we’ll know you read this blog!

Image by Kevin Phillips from Pixabay

These beautiful animals have been in the area much longer than us, and to respect their space, never approach a bear and don’t offer them food. At the end of the day, they are wild animals and can be unpredictable. For more information on how to be bear smart, click here.

If you have any questions or would like to book your stay at the Crystal Lodge, please call our In-House Reservations Team at 1.800.667.3363 or email [email protected]