Celebrate eagles and salmon at annual festival

Annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival begins Nov. 15

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival takes place Nov. 15-16.

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival takes place Nov. 15-16.

The 19th annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival takes place Nov. 15-16 – the first of three consecutive weekends to celebrate the Season of the Eagles and Salmon.

This family-friendly event offers eagle viewing opportunities from the water on board a safari boat.

The first stop on the festival route should be the indoor exhibitors hall at Leq’a:mel with wildlife displays, green businesses, environmental organizations and more.

Other participating sites include the Mission Information Centre, Inch Creek Fish Hatchery, Kilby Historic Site, Harrison RV Resort, Tapadera Estates, Eagle Point Community Park and Pretty Estates Resort. Festival-goers can take part in the Harrison Hot Spots promotion for a chance to win a telescope and other prizes.

The following two weekends occur at the Pretty Estates Resort on the Harrison River. The Harrison Salmon Festival, will take place Nov. 22-23 and is hosted by the Sts’ailes (First Nation) and the Salmon Stronghold.

On Nov. 29 and 30 there will be a nature photography display hosted by Chung Ai and the first Pretty Estates fundraising dinner and auction.

Kilby Historic Site will also be open both weekends. Step back in time to the 1906 general store museum located on the confluence of the Fraser and Harrison rivers.

For more information about the festival, visit fvbef.ca.