Planning a Visit to the Sanctuary?

 

Hours:

9 am- 4 pm every day including holidays. The Sanctuary is closed in the evenings.

AUGUST 29th EARLY CLOSURE NOTICE.

THE SANCTUARY CLOSED EARLY TODAY DUE TO SAFETY HAZARDS AND HIGH WINDS. WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. WE HOPE TO CLEAR UP ALL HAZARDOUS AND FALLEN TREES IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS BUT CALL OUR OFFICE FIRST TO CHECK THAT WE ARE OPEN.

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.

Important Construction Notice

Our indoor washrooms next to the parking lot will be closed for renovations from August 16th to September 30th. Temporary portable toilets will be provided in the nearby picnic area. Visitors are advised that there will be limited picnic space and significant noise and disruptions during the construction period.

Remember That This is a Bird Sanctuary

This Migratory Bird Sanctuary is protected by the Government of Canada. Visitors are expected to watch and appreciate wild birds without harming or disturbing them or their habitats. Many visitor rules apply and many items are not allowed in the trail system (details). Remember to keep your distance from nesting birds right now, particularly the mud nests of Barn Swallows and the nestboxes in use by Tree Swallows (details). Please keep back at least 2 m from any of these nests.

Hot Weather Notices

Please leave dogs or any other domestic animals at home. They are not allowed here and it is unkind to leave them in vehicles.

The Sanctuary is posted year-round as a No Smoking area, and all forms of cooking are prohibited (no barbecues,stoves or open flames). There is an extreme fire hazard rating for Delta right now.

Remember to bring sunscreen and water with you for your walk. Taps in the washroom are drinkable water, and bottled water is generally available at the Gift Shop.

What Grows in the Sanctuary Stays in the Sanctuary

Visitors are not allowed to remove anything from the Sanctuary, so please do not pick berries, flowers and other plants, and remember to stay on the trails to avoid trampling bird habitats.(More information on birds this month and other visitor notices)

       
coins Admissions:

Adults- $5
Children-(2-14 yrs)- $3
Seniors (60 yrs+)- $3

If you buy an annual membership, admission is free for one year (details).

 
       
School Programs:

School Group Rates (by reservation only)(details)

 
       
credit cards  

Major credit cards and debit accepted. $5 minimum purchase.

How is the Weather Today?

There is a private weather station in Ladner which can give you a better idea of what to expect here at the Sanctuary, a few km seaward of Ladner. Visit the weather station website at http://ladner-bc.ca/weather2/index.php .

 
For more information, contact our office:

phone

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
Phone: 604-946-6980
Fax: 604-946-6982

Sanctuary Location Map

Driving Directions: The Sanctuary is 13 km west of Ladner in the Municipality of Delta. west of the intersection of Highways 10 and 17A. From Ladner, follow Ladner Trunk Road (Highway 10) west to 47A Avenue and on to River Road. Follow River Road westward for 3 km and cross the bridge to Westham Island. Follow the main road to where it ends and there is a sign pointing left towards the driveway entrance gates of the Sanctuary. Follow the driveway 1 km to the Sanctuary parking lot and our facilities.

NOTE: GET UP TO DATE ROADMAPS. SOME ROADS BETWEEN TSAWWASSEN, THE FERRY TERMINAL AND LADNER ARE NEW AND MAY AFFECT YOUR ROUTE TO THE SANCTUARY. Please note the new South Perimeter road is complete now, and you can see the layout of intersections at their website for details. All visitors, please note this new road is indicated on the map below as a red line, and that part of the Highway 17 is now Highway 17A.

For more detailed maps:  Westham Island map  Tourism Vancouver website  Delta Municipality website

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