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Chillanko Marsh

Chillanko Marsh
Observe nature and learn about wetlands at a DUC project or wetland interpretive centre. © DUC

Journey into a unique BC wetland experience at Chillanko Marsh – home to three wetlands, including a small salt marsh.

Covering an area more than 650 acres, Chillanko Marsh is an important home to many species of wildlife. The marsh provides a diversity of wetland, riparian and upland habitats. These attract many migrating and breeding ducks, like goldeneye, mallards and pintails. Canada geese and shorebirds are also frequent visitors.

Other wildlife found within the area include sharp-tailed grouse, mule deer, moose, coyote, wolf, mink, muskrat and beaver.

This restored wetland is part of a provincial protected wildlife management area. DUC manages this project in partnership with the Nature Trust of BC.

Conservation Partners

The Nature Trust of BC
BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations


Puntzi Airstrip Road
Directions: From Williams Lake, head 185 km west along Highway 20. Turn north at Chilanko Forks, then west onto Puntzi Airport Road.