am- 4 pm every day
The Sanctuary is closed in the evenings.
Watch Your Time:
The Sanctuary closes for business at 4
pm and visitors are not allowed entry after that. Visitors still
in the trail system then must be in
their vehicles and going home by 5 pm.
Some Visitor Reminders.
Leave dogs or any other domestic animals at home, please. They are not allowed here and it is unkind to leave them in vehicles. Remember to stay on trails, particularly at this time of year, as trampled habitat often does not recover until April. This Migratory Bird Sanctuary is protect by the Government of Canada. Visitors are expected to watch and appreciate
wild birds without harming or disturbing them or their habitats. Do not chase birds or try to handle them. Bicycles, tricycles, sports equipment and technology with speakers are not allowed on trails or in our facilities.(More information on birds this month and other visitor notices)
March 2015 News
The Snow Geese are starting to move north now, and we have been seeing large flocks in the fields of Westham Island on the approach to the Sanctuary. They have been just south of the border in the Skagit estuary for the past few months, but are now moving into the Fraser delta this month and fueling up for their migration north ot Wrangel Island Russia to nest. In the meantime, the Sanctuary in spring is a good time to watch nesting behavior of the other birds, and some of the warblers are starting to pass through northwards, so dress warmly and come for a nice quiet visit.
It is Spring Break for many of the local school districts, so we welcome any families to visit during this time. The parkinglot tends to be congested on weekends, but generally is less busy on weekdays. For those who have visited here before at this time of year, take a look at our Spring Reminders Notice as this is a sensitive time of year for both plants and birdlife here in the Sanctuary.