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George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A slushy, blue sky day

It was my first time visit and I did expect the conditions to be slushy so had good waterproof... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Edmanvan
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White Rock, Canada
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Always worth it

Great location for bird watching any time of the year. Nice easy trails, perfect even for people... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris H
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North Vancouver, Canada
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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...more
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5191 Robertson Rd, Delta, British Columbia V4K 3N2, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was my first time visit and I did expect the conditions to be slushy so had good waterproof hiking boots and my hand camera just in case I saw a bird or more! Well I was greeted my no less than a hundred ducks...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Edmanvan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location for bird watching any time of the year. Nice easy trails, perfect even for people like me who's recovering surgery. Perfect place to take the kids so that they can spend some time with nature.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot for beginner to expert birders and nature lovers. The walking trails are easy. Feeding so many birds may be controversial but I believe it helps folks connect with nature. I've been out in nature for 65 years but still get a thrill when...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lepilemur
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Reifel Bird Sanctuary near Ladner, BC is a premier site for seeing migratory birds and waterfowl. The habitat is spectacular and access is controlled so that bird watchers do not overwhelm the shyer species. There are lots of good walks and lots of birds,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GeoEng51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw Sandhill Cranes walk directly past on the path. Learned about many types of ducks and dozens of other bird species. Lovely trails.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Julie A
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Hadn't been here for a while, but love the place to get out for a nice walk amongst the birds - so much so, bought a Yearly Family membership!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ian W
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Walk through the forest....past the Fraser River....out on a walkway...see birds...feed birds (feed for sale there) ...short or long east walk....look down on the Massey funnel (which most of us do)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Larry F
Reviewed January 1, 2019

..I never quite imagined going to a bird sanctuary to find so many mallards you're nearly tripping over them. And, feeding the chickadees and red-winged blackbirds by hand was definitely a neat novelty, but I can't help but feel like it's not exactly the best...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bradalad
Reviewed November 12, 2018

This is an attractive facility with ponds and scenery. We saw about every species of duck there is, a tiny black bird, and two larger black birds. In November it's reminiscent of a duck farm. There is a sparsely stocked gift shop and they sell...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sungron
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Whether you are a kid, a birder, a photographer or just out for a stroll, this is a great place to visit. It is very popular on the weekends and you may want to try for weekday visits. Staff are amazing at identifying possible sightings.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan N
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Shirley798
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Response from lifeduka | Reviewed this property |
Adult $5, children $3. A very good value. Cheers.
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Carl K
February 8, 2015|
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There is no way of getting there using public transit, not even if you were willing to walk quite a bit. Public transit doesn't go out there because very few people live there (it's on an island that is mostly used for... More
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