We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

5191 Robertson Road | Delta, British Columbia V4K 3N2, Canada
604 946 6980
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #136 of 1,729 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
Write a Review

35 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    25
    10
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I am not a bird watcher but I can imagine that this would be a dream place for one. I enjoyed trying to feed the chickadees with seeds in my hand as I saw others doing but no such luck for me. Loved the ducks following us around for seeds. If you walk on the outer path you have a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

What a find. Just on the edge of the charming village of Ladner. So close to the city yet so far removed. We stupidly forgot our binoculars but they had some to lend us for simply leaving our car keys. It is very well organized with lots of posted pictures of the birds one may see (as we also did... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Olympia, Washington
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
36 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a great place to see birds up close. The walking paths are fairly easy and well maintained. There are viewing towers and rest benches. While migration may be the best time for the widest variety there are plenty of birds to see anytime. Since many of the waterfowl and cranes are used to being fed (bags for sale)... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Admission is $5 for adults $3 for kids. Depending on which route you decide to take you can do a long walk on the outer edge with gorgeous views of the ocean! The birds are plentiful, Canada geese, ducks galore, sandpipers, herons, huge cranes, tons of small birds and nests with babies. The bird seed is $1 per bag. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Delta, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you are close by you should drop in and see the birds... Early spring or late fall are the best times... but birds are there all year round

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chilliwack, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is an awesome place to visit to see nature at its finest, where a family can come and walk and see all the birds, ducks, geese, owls, cranes, eagles, carp, humming birds, and many, many other varieties of birds.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

After thinking I've hiked nearly everywhere around the lower mainland, I one day noticed this island on Google maps. It wasn't until I zoomed in that I realized that a tiny bridge made this island accessible to the public and I immediately planned my trip here. As a dedicated bird watcher, this area felt like it was made for me.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

As a Vancouverite who frequently hosts out of town guests, I like to offer something different from the standard Vancouver fare (Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth, etc.). I took my sister and her husband to Reifel Bird Sanctuary, close to Ladner. What a dream visit. The Sandhill cranes were numerous and unafraid of visitors, the ducks were all anxious to be... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bellevue, Washington
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This was our second visit, both times in April, both we were treated to nesting sandhill cranes, hummingbirds and many other birds. Saw several eagles, hawks, heron, yellow rumped warblers, wrens, and the list goes on and on. $5 admission is cheap for all of the beauty and wildlife. We make a special trip from Seattle every few years, we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surrey
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary also viewed

 

Been to George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing