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George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 5191 Robertson Road, Delta, British Columbia V4K 3N2, Canada
Phone Number: 604 946 6980
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Situated upon 850 acres along the Fraser estuary at the mouth of the...
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.
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Sandhill cranes were eating out of my hand....

It was a week day outing....the admission was almost nothing..and we are greeted by geese, pigions, ducks and cranes. What a thrill to not only be greeted by our fine and overly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It was a week day outing....the admission was almost nothing..and we are greeted by geese, pigions, ducks and cranes. What a thrill to not only be greeted by our fine and overly friendly feathers friends..... they all wanted to be fed by hand. The bags of feed were cheap....$1.00 but the thrill of feeding wood ducks, cranes, mallard ducks and... More 

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Gibsons, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

An amazing place to see birds of all kinds. Worth revisiting time and time again as the seasons change

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Delta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Hidden gem in Delta, nice place to have a picnic and its nice and quiet in this area. Good for taking a motorhome and parking it in the parking lot while enjoying the view of the water and the birds in this sanctuary.

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British Columbia, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I was hesitant in visiting the sanctuary because the website is very poorly done and the aerial photograph they have is a very bad photo and makes it look like 850 acres of swamp. So I set out with my camera equipment, not sure what to expect, and was wonderfully surprised at the beauty of the sanctuary. Federally managed, the... More 

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Point Bob
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Amazing cranes and lots of Canadian geese! Fun to feed the ducks - correct food available for purchase.

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a really beautiful relaxing place to go for a walk and enjoy the nature of northwestern coastal marine. First time visit here even though only 40 mins drive from home. Admission is very reasonable: $5 for adults, $3 for 60+, $1 for bird seeds. Dogs are not allowed into it, you know why once you pass the entrance.... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My wife, daughter and I visited the bird sanctuary on March 7th, 2015. It was my wife's idea to go and initially I didn't want to make the trip. I'm glad that I did! We had a wonderful time exploring the sanctuary and identifying as many bird species as possible - which was only eight compared with other people that... More 

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Delta, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful relaxing area to walk through and enjoy nature. Flat shaded safe walking paths past ponds and ocean to view the migratory birds. Washrooms and gift shop available at free parking lot. It is a oasis away from the city.

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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went during migration. Lots of different birds coming and going. Beautiful park to walk around in. Get there early to avoid the crowds and get good parking. We try to go every year. It's very peaceful and relaxing

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Delta, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to go for a stroll and see many different birds. Bring birdseed or buy it there. Some birds will take food from your hand. This is an easy walk for all ages. Will be going again soon. Have had bird land on our heads lol.

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