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George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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5191 Robertson Rd, Delta, British Columbia V4K 3N2, Canada
+1 604-946-6980
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We took a Senior's group out to explore the sanctuary. It was really quite easy for them to get... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
New Westminster, Canada
Wonderful wildlife sanctuary

We had the most pleasant day here. We arrived as the gates were opening (supposed to be 9am) but... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
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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, falcons, waterfowl, songbirds, and the elusive Sandhill Crane.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
5191 Robertson Rd, Delta, British Columbia V4K 3N2, Canada
+1 604-946-6980
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We took a Senior's group out to explore the sanctuary. It was really quite easy for them to get around, even with walkers, as the paths are wide & flat. I was very impressed by the size of the area, was much bigger than I...More

Thank Leslie1958
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We had the most pleasant day here. We arrived as the gates were opening (supposed to be 9am) but someone opened about 8:40. Gorgeous day with a slight breeze. Nominal fee of $5 per adult. One of the best sanctuaries we have been to. Quiet,...More

Thank travelerdebBaltimore
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We arrived around 9:30am on a Sunday and so were able to spend an hour or so barely seeing anyone. If you wish to feed the birds, go to the place marked "Display Ponds" on your map. Here we found the sandhill cranes plus very...More

Thank llccCanada
Reviewed 2 July 2017

An overcast day in Vancouver so we took a trip out to the Bird Sanctuary. We were pleasantly surprised by how well they have set it up for visitors with easy well laid paths and plenty of information. You can get bird food on arrival...More

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We visited today with some family from California and we all had a fantastic time. Kids were entranced with the beautiful and friendly birds and the easy, clear and open paths were welcoming to little explorers. Not a lot of birds other than ducks, geese...More

Thank otishiltz
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Fun place to have a half-day hike with children. we went with our 1.5 y.o. and most of the time he was walking by himself without the stroller. (all trails here are stroller accessible). the fees are: $5 for adult, $3 for seniors and kids...More

Thank SS_and_AD
Reviewed 20 June 2017

we went here 2 days in a row had the opportunity to see different birds including Sand Hill Cranes they come right up to and eat out of your hand as well as the ducks and geese it was a very relaxing day and great...More

Thank frank t
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I was looking forward to a visit but it was even better than I expected. Once you get away from the entrance area it's an oasis of tranquility and birds.

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

i usually go to Reifel for the birding, but many families go just to let their kids feed the birds. This is a great way to introduce children to non threatening wild life (but please dont feed the Sandhill cranes out of your hand. they...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 14 May 2017

A lovely easy walk. Beautiful hungry birds. Saw a sandhill cranes and a bald eagle! Wish there was better signage. The map is good until you don't know where you are. Great amount of birdseed for $1. Would love to go again but we are...More

Thank Lauraloo29943
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11 July 2016|
Response from lifeduka | Reviewed this property |
Adult $5, children $3. A very good value. Cheers.
Carl K
8 February 2015|
Response from Andrew K |
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