George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Delta

4.9
#1 of 6 in Parks in Delta
Scores of bird-watchers head to George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary every year to observe the diverse, abundant avian life. Peregrine falcons, Siberian swans, bald eagles, blue herons, and over 260 other species inhabit the sanctuary, which provides ample opportunity to see these birds in the wild. Find out when the snow geese migration takes place to witness the wondrous sight of 80,000 geese descending upon the sanctuary before their long journey to Siberia. Wooden hides, an observation tower, and 3 km (1.8 mi) of winding trails all offer excellent vantage points for observing birds. Use our Delta vacation trip planner to visit George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on your trip to Delta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 15, 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, w...  more »
  • July 14, 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 b...  more »
  • July 6, 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 ...  more »
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  • June 11, 2017
    Totally peaceful. It was raining throughout most of the lower mainland, but sunny in Ladner so not many people at the sanctuary. I had a nice relaxing afternoon. Love it!
  • June 4, 2017
    This place is great! You could spend hours here, and not get bored. Bird Watching, Wildlife Photography, and Scenery.
  • March 26, 2017
    Great place to see all kinds of birds and even feed them. Kids enjoyed it and wants to go again! (That was two years ago and a friend asked about where to see birds this season and my son asked me to write this review and he gave 5stars!)
  • May 4, 2017
    At 242 logged sightings, this is one of the best places for birders of any experience level to have a good a time. 5 dollars to get in, plenty of blinds, and a heated lunchroom make it even better!
  • January 16, 2017
    Such a great experience! Probably the most fun I've had with all 3 of my kids who range in ages (2, 5, 8). The best was learning about different types of birds, feeding them and the gorgeous scenery! We will be back during the summer as well - the Sanctuary is a great place to go year-round!

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