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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 #146 of 1,678 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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Vancouver
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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

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Delta, Canada
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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

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Chilliwack, Canada
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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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

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Vancouver
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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

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Bellevue, Washington
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20 helpful votes 20 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

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Surrey
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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

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Ottawa, Canada
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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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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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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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