Rafting Beneath the Kings of the Sky in Squamish, British Columbia
Nothing beats the spectacle of a bald eagle soaring down a river valley. One of the best ways to experience a bit of that majesty is on British Columbia’s Squamish River, floating downstream on a raft between November and February. Normally, mentioning the words “raft” and “river” in the same sentence conjures up visions of raging whitewater and rushing adrenaline. But on this trip, the river is calm and you have plenty of opportunities to see and photograph many of the thousands of eagles that congregate in the valley (located an hour north of Vancouver) every year to gorge themselves on the salmon swimming upstream. The area is home to 57 other bird species, so eagles won’t be the only avian company you'll keep on this trip.