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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
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Situated upon 850 acres along the Fraser estuary at the mouth of the Fraser...

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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Excellent natural area

Excellent area to view Blue Herons in their natural habitat along with other native waterfoul. It provides an opportunity to feed the birds and to observe them in their natural... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Karen H
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Delta, Canada
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Delta, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent area to view Blue Herons in their natural habitat along with other native waterfoul. It provides an opportunity to feed the birds and to observe them in their natural habitat. The area also provides a first hand look at the wetlands the birds thrive in. Great for picture taking.

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Thank Karen H
Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, our toddler loved it and so did we. The trails are in great condition. It's a very good and refreshing walk. Bring your camera, large angle and big zoom as well for the long shots. They sell the very cheap seeds bag for the birds and they really love them. It's already beautiful during winter. We beleive it should... More 

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Thank DonPady
Vancouver, Canada
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79 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a bird sanctuary off the beaten track. Although not far from the Vancouver International Airport, the ferry terminal, and Roberts Bank, it is a world apart. While it is not overly large, it is crisscrossed with paths and dykes around enclosed lagoons. The outer dyke takes one along the coastline with a view across Georgia Strait to the... More 

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Thank Lesly D
Burnaby, Canada
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can choose to do different loops depending of your group. Shorter for young ones and people with mobility issues or around the perimeters for a longer walk. There is lots of "look out" around all the trails, benches here and there if you need a rest or for a quite bite. You will be able to see lots of... More 

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Thank MadameL_12
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

What a treat! Cranes at the reception centre as the rain intensified. Coots, mallards, wood ducks, ring-billed ducks, juvenile bald eagle, raven, and, in the distance, snow geese. Will definitely add this to my frequent visit list. If you are a senior, make sure to ask for the senior rate ... And there are great hats if you left yours... More 

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Thank onditquoi
canada
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Enjoy a leisurely day at the bird sanctuary. Come equipped with bird seed (you can buy it there ) ,camera and suitable weather gear. You can just stay around the outside perimeter with the ducks and geese or you can pay a nominal fee and enter the sanctuary. We took our grandson (2 years old ) and spent a wonderful... More 

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Thank funguyCanada
Ladner, Canada
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We love going to visit the ducks & always take the proper seeds to feed them. Great place to bird watch. I love it when the ducks follow us... Lot's of parking and in the Summer you can take a picnic lunch and use the tables provided. Clean washrooms.

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Thank Cecelia H
White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
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93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This is about the best family outing bang for buck. Pack up the kids and a travel knapsack and head on to Ladner's famous George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. One great adventure you will never forget. So many species of birds and waterfowl. The resident raptors are always on the hunt. Pick up some seeds and feed the marauding... More 

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Thank WaynePOV
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Tons of great birds to see, well maintained walking paths, washrooms, picnic area, and only $5/adult. Great way to spend a few hours.

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Thank nothnx
Ladner, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

What an amazing refuge - no just for the birds but for the soul. There is protected wildlife but also projected marshes and views. It's hard not to be spiritual when you are there.

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