Explore Wetlands in British Columbia — Ducks Unlimited Canada Skip to main content

Explore Wetlands in British Columbia

Explore a local wetland—relax and connect with the outdoors any time of year. Click below to learn about beautiful wetland destinations in British Columbia.

100 Mile Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Bring your binoculars—this combination of wetland and riparian habitat is a bird-watching hotspot in the heart of 100 Mile House! Home to countless bird species and other wildlife. A trail begins between the South Cariboo Visitor Centre and the Stan Halcro Agriplex. Low mobility-friendly. South Cariboo, BC.

Buttertubs Marsh Park

Survey this park’s serene beauty while touring two kilometres of trail and pause to watch the wildlife thriving in and about the variety of habitats. The main point of access is off Jingle Pot Road, but there is also parking available from Buttertubs Drive. Trails, Viewing stands. Nanaimo, BC.

Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park

You will get an excellent view of the lake and marshes amid 247 acres (100 hectares) of lake, marsh and forest habitat, hosting a plethora of wildlife species including waterfowl and songbirds. It’s a birdwatcher’s paradise! Parking accessed at the end of Elgey Road. Trails, Viewing stands. Chilliwack, BC.

Chilanko Marsh

Visit this beautiful 640 acres (260 hectares) of wetland, riparian and upland habitat for your hike or birdwatching excursion. Home to waterfowl and other wildlife including mule deer, moose, coyote, wolf, mink, muskrat and beaver. Head 185 km west along Hwy 20, north at Chilanko Forks, then west onto Puntzi Airport Rd. Hidden gem. Williams Lake, BC.

Cowichan Estuary

Take in the beauty of this bird sanctuary, home to waterfowl, shorebirds and other wildlife. Estuaries are vitally important for harbouring transitional species such as salmon and migratory birds, and are some of the most productive habitats in Canada. 1331 Tzouhalem Rd; turn off south of bridge to find Cowichan Estuary Trail gate. Duncan, BC.

Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area

More than 17,300 acres (7,000 hectares) of wetland habitat is brimming with biodiversity at this internationally significant RAMSAR site. Visit the discovery centre and walk, bike, snowshoe or ski along the many kilometres of dikes that wind their way around and through this magnificent site. 1874 Wildlife Rd. Trails. Creston, BC.

Minnekhada Regional Park

A gem to explore any time of the year, the park is situated in northeast Coquitlam alongside Pitt-Addington Marsh. Home to Minnekhada Lodge, a 1930s country estate with spectacular views of the Pitt River. Features rock knolls, thick forest, lush marshland and a variety of birds and other wildlife. Trails, Historic lodge. Coquitlam, BC.

Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area

You can't beat the view—this complex of 7,100 acres (2,900 hectares) of marsh and riparian habitat is nestled within the Pacific Range of the Coast Mountains and built against the second largest tidally influenced lake in the world. Home to over 200 species of bird and 29 mammal species. North end of Rannie Rd. Trails, Viewing stands. Pitt Meadows, BC.

Serpentine Wildlife Management Area

Enjoy the meandering trails over roughly 370 acres (150 hectares) that is home to 130 different bird species and other wildlife. Surrounding this habitat is the tidally influenced Serpentine River, connecting it to the Boundary Bay Wildlife Management Area. Parking accessed from King George Boulevard. Parking, Trails. Surrey, BC.

Our work in British Columbia

Our work in British Columbia

We’re working to conserve and restore vital wildlife habitats in the estuaries where coastal rivers meet the Pacific Coast, including the mighty Fraser River.

Stories from British Columbia

Stories from British Columbia

Read about our conservation work around the Pacific Coast, boreal forests, and wetlands in British Columbia.

Tell your story and win on World Wetlands Day

Tell us how being outside has made a positive impact in your life for your chance to win a DUCGear™ and YETI® prize pack.

Enter to win