This tour is Great for Bird Lovers!!!!!
British Columbia's west coast is home to several birds that are only found in this part of the world, including the Pacific Wren, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Steller’s Jay, and Hutton’s Vireo, to name a few. The Vancouver area is a very important stop on the Pacific Flyway and is home to many wintering birds that make their way south to the Fraser River Delta.
More than 300 bird species have been recorded in the sanctuary, including Sandhill cranes, great blue herons, eagles, Northern Saw-whet owls, and many shorebird species.
Reifel Bird Sanctuary is well-known for the spectacular white snow geese that flock in great numbers during the migratory fall and spring months.
The sanctuary is made up of more than 800 acres of marshes, wooded areas, and wetlands, intersected by trails that connect the varying landscapes. It’s a resting spot for migratory birds, making it a perfect place to get an up-close look at several species, all in one place.
The predominant denizens are ducks and other waterfowl, naturally, but you would have never seen so many different types in one place. You’ll almost always see a heron in the marshes, finches, geese, swallows, other common birds, and huge sandhill cranes walk the pathway like they own the place. But during the right season, you can spot rarer species, including owls, eagles, and woodpeckers. Sometimes, they even have baby beavers.
The tiny chickadees could be your favorite. we can give you a bag of birdseed, hold out your palm, and these adorable little birds will fly over and eat right out of your hands. There is food for ducks and geese as well, and you can easily spend a few hours walking the paths and climbing the towers located throughout the sanctuary, for a special, bird’s-eye view of the landscape.
Fully guided tour with experienced, qualified, and passionate skippers to answer all your questions.
We recommend you dress warmly in layers: sweaters, long pants, closed-toed shoes, and maybe a windbreaker to wear.
Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera, snacks & water, and your sense of adventure!
Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to departure time.
We reserve the right to cancel the tour.
Group rates available for 7 or more.
We excel in providing you and your group with memorable experiences based on an itinerary provided to meet your needs. We do not operate a set schedule, or itinerary for our tours. Everyone is unique and can be created, and adjusted to suit your interests.
Our tours are varied, tailored to meet your requests. If you only have a short time between your cruise arrival and flight departure, we will help you see the best highlights of the city.
Flight, Hotel and Cruise Pickup is included
This includes all locations from Vancouver, Richmond, North Vancouver and Burnaby.
Please provide us with the hotel information at the time of booking.
Our Tour guide will contact you before the 24 hours of departure to confirm pick up location and time for day trips. In the case of multi-day trips, we will contact you 48 hours before departure.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. To find our terms and condition policy, click here.
Vancouver family day trip to Migratory Bird Sanctuary
• Relatively easy and productive birding among the most scenically impressive areas of the province.
• Over 200 species of birds; including 20+ species of warblers, a dozen shorebirds, seven wrens, six vireos, five hummingbirds, and many others.
• Spectacular mammal viewing with a great chance at black bears, orcas, grey whales, sea otters, moose, elk, marmots, and many more goodies.
• Visiting some renowned touristic hotspots and traveling off the beaten path too!
• Two spectacular boat trips.
• The chance to relax in the evenings over west coast cuisine and wine selection.
Tours of Vancouver and the surrounding area are offered for half-day and full-day excursions. Anant will build your birding adventure based on your requests for different species of birds and different habitats. Drop us a note and we can tailor-make your trip.
Senior (65+) & Youth (13-18): $119
Children (4-12): $109
Ages 3 & Under: FREE
Prices include tax (5% GST) + fees
Please call our office for reservations +17788821450