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Easy relaxing stroll

Buttertubs Marsh is situated near a major highway and residential areas, yet it is so relaxing and... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2018
Vancouver Island, Canada
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nice easy walk.

I have seen many different birds on this walk. It is an easy walk, if you are looking for more... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2018
Pat l
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Jingle Pot Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Buttertubs Marsh is situated near a major highway and residential areas, yet it is so relaxing and feels like a world away. Nice level walk to do, with some viewing platforms to observe any wildlife that you may come across.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

I have seen many different birds on this walk. It is an easy walk, if you are looking for more exercised you can walk around the marsh twice and never be bored.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Pat l
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Buttertubs marsh has a winding trail that meanders around the marsh for probably a couple of miles. There a viewing platforms around the marsh and the occasional wildlife. Parking can be a problem at times as it is adjacent to housing.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank MalcolmC1056
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

It's a marsh and really nothing more. Nature within the city. Listen to some birds and see birds. Some people may enjoy more than I did. Wish I would have saw a turtle. I wouldn't come back, as I would rather walk the harbour for...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank lukeloran
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

We enjoy this walk, lots of marshland wildlife, easy flat walk, a little muddy in the rainy seasons. All ages can walk or run this. It's mostly stroller friendly unless you have a small wheeler. Lots of parking and toilets at the start/finish of the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank David S
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Today, we went for another 2 Kg walk around Buttertubs Marsh. It was too early in the season for the water iris to be blooming. But, we saw red-winged blackbirds.& heard their songs. A young great blue heron posed at the waters edge. We saw...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Condu
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Not a lot of birds. No real wildlife. Seemed to be mostly used by joggers after work. Not much to see unless you've never seen a marsh before.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank mad_low
Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

A 2km circle route around a bird sanctuary in central Nanaimo. Dogs are NOT allowed and neither are bikes. The trail is flat, gravel, and well-maintained with a few benches along the way. There are three wooden viewing towers as well. This walk is often...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank BCTraveller604
Reviewed December 31, 2015

While visiting friends in Nanaimo for Christmas, we decided to take a walk around Buttertubs. It was a crisp, cold, blue sky day and perfect for the 2 km stroll. Fairly easy walk and very well maintained paths along the way. What is most spectacular...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank kitterCoquitlam_Bc
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Wonderful place to see birds in nature and often able to take good pictures. Nice walk around the marsh on gravel trails and is just over 2 km. Other people walking are quite friendly and if they have seen an unusual bird are willing to...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank idonna2015
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