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George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

5191 Robertson Road | Delta, British Columbia V4K 3N2, Canada
604 946 6980
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Ranked #182 of 1,584 attractions in British Columbia
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Situated upon 850 acres along the Fraser estuary at the mouth of the Fraser River, the George C. Reifel Migratory bird sanctuary is a must for birding... more » Owner description: Situated upon 850 acres along the Fraser estuary at the mouth of the Fraser River, the George C. Reifel Migratory bird sanctuary is a must for birding enthusiasts. Easy hiking trails, bird blinds, and panoramic views await. See eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, waterfowl, songbirds, and the elusive Sandhill Crane. « less
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Surrey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Great for all ages young and old. We live in Surrey and love to visit it frequently. The land was donated by George Reifel and it is self supported. It is a wonderful place just outside the small town of Ladner on Westham Island and worth the trip. Very inexpensive to get in and a joy to walk around. There... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This a wonderful place for seeing and taking photos of waterfowl. Ducks of every kind are all over the place. You can buy food to feed the ducks which is great fun, particularly for kids. (The ducks come running and flying towards you when the see the food.) In the winter you can often see flocks of Snow Geese in... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Lots and lots of ducks looking for a free hand out. And geese a couple of squirrels, a few sandhill cranes, chickadees, eagles, hawks and other birds we can't identify because we aren't bird watchers. But we enjoy photography, walking and exploring new places and this place is great for all three! We will be bringing our grandchildren here through... More

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Seattle, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

During my 3 hour visit I saw an eagle, minx, swans, geese, sandhill cranes and horned rim owls. As well as hundreds of ducks of various types. Its a very peaceful inviting place. Although I handed out birdseed, none of them were aggressive. Be sure to climb the look out to see the amazing view. I also chatted with the... More

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Salt Lake City
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I'm not a bird watcher, but when I was researching options prior to our visit to Vancouver and saw this attraction, I knew I had to stop. We left Seattle in the morning and I worried about getting to the sanctuary prior to the gates closing. I called ahead and spoke with a woman who said if we made it... More

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Canada
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230 reviews 230 reviews
64 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I saw a kestrel, falcon, saw whet and short eared owl. I fed 6 sandhill cranes today by hand and about 25 chickadees. I also saw tons of geese,ducks, coots and thousands of snow geese. Plus bald eagles. This place is a feast for the eyes. Fees are 5$ for adults, 3$ for seniors and 1 dollar for a small... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We found this accidentally on the internet whilst researching a route in the area. As visitors from England passing nearby, we called in and spent a very enjoyable visit here. The fees are low, the area extensive and well managed, including shady wooded trails which were festooned with curious Black Capped Chikadees and Variable Thrushes. We saw Sandhills Cranes and... More

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Camano Island, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Many are familiar with the reputation Southwestern B.C. has for hosting such regal guests as the Bald Eagle (Fraser Valley Eagle Festival) and the Snowy Owl (Boundary Bay). Yet tucked along the mouth of the mighty Fraser very near the metropolis of Vancouver lies a serene and picturesque sanctuary for birds named after its founder, George Reifel. On a given... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

When you're done with Vancouver or the burbs and need a peaceful escape, especially if you like birds and/or birdwatching, this place is perfect, because it's on beautiful Westham Island in Ladner, B.C. The entry fee is minimal, buy some bird feed and feed the ducks. There's a small gift shop on site. Take one of the trails, duck into... More

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Delta, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A wonderful place to spend the day alone with your camera, or with a group of family and freinds. The first thing you are greeted with is hundreds of ducks, wandering through the parking lots. Brave little birds not the least bit afraid of cars or people. Ducklings are adorable!! For a small cost you can buy seeds to feed... More

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