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Blackie Spit, Surrey

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Blackie Spit Park which lies on the western edge of South Surrey has several trails, beaches and other amenities. The region is best known for bird watching as thousands numbering over 200 different species migrate through the area each year during Fall and Spring. The beauty of the region and the spectacular views bring hundreds of people to the shores of Blackie Spit Park where it teaches visitors about the sensitive salt marsh ecosystem and provides a place to experience and enjoy.

Blackie Spit Park located in the Crescent Beach borough of Surrey, British Columbia lies on the shores of Boundary Bay. The unique flatlands habitat sees over two hundred species of birds living around or migrating through annually.

The Park is named after Walter Blackie who was also New Westminster's first blacksmith and previously owned this section of Crescent Beach. The Spit is composed mostly of gravel with grassy and marshy brush further up from the shoreline. Its unique composition was formed during the last ice age and shaped by centuries of erosion from the tidal activity of Boundary Bay.

The Spit is best known for its spectacular birdwatching although the Park also encompasses several trails, off-leash dog areas, gardens and other amenities as well as the Savenye Environmentally Sensitive Area which is off limits to visitors. The Park is popular throughout the year but is most busy during the Spring (March to May) and Fall (August to October) migrations where many birds take refuge during their long journeys up and down the coast. Species such as Eagles, Ducks, Herons and others can be spotted in the region year round. Other wildlife such as seals can be spotted in the sand bars not far from shore and a multitude of other land and ocean creatures call Blackie Spit Park home.
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  • Quiet area to sit in your car and watch the water, beautiful sunsets and the view north to Vancouver , including North shore mountains. Perfect for anyone not able to walk much. Also great for dogs ,t...  more »
  • Go on a sunny day with a picnic and wander the trails and beaches where river meets ocean. Great for couples and kids just wanting a zen afternoon.  more »
  • Blackie spit park, is a grest park in South Surrey BC, it has and off leash park and beach for dogs and also a lot of trails to walk by the beach and connects to Crescent beach and heritage park. Dogs...  more »