Brunswick Point

Vancouver, British Columbia V6N 3X7

Brunswick Point

Brunswick Point Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"When trails are icebound, a brisk walk is still possible along the countrified stretch of dyke around Brunswick Point at the mouth of the Fraser’s south arm. This tidal marsh, not far from the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, attracts a great variety of winter migrants, and the bay itself can be a fascinating sight when frozen into humps and ridges.

Put on your hat and gloves, climb up onto the dyke and set off west along Canoe Passage. Approaching Brunswick Point, you will see the remains of one of the oldest salmon canneries on the river. As you turn south, there is brackish tidal marsh, growing rushes, cattails and various sedges on the seaward side, and agricultural land on your left. Groups of swans and snow geese can often be seen at the edge of the open water, or flying to and from Westham Island. Herons and marsh hawks hunt along the fields and ditches; red-winged blackbirds call from the cattails."

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Chloë Ernst
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"Though this 7.4-km (4.6-mile) hike atop flat, gravel dike trails isn’t a challenge, it’s big on rewards: especially the 360-degree view of snow-capped mountains. During winter, snow geese flock to the surrounding fields and other migratory birds feed on the mudflats of Roberts Bank. For serious bird watchers, there’s an island bird sanctuary nearby. This gently sloped dike is a line in the sand between the swells of ocean tides and the farmland of Brunswick Point peninsula. The trail affords an easy journey over a flat gravel surface with plenty of opportunities for bird watching. Indeed, birders have spotted more than 200 species in the area. As the south arm of the Fraser River empties into the ocean, it deposits nutrients in the wide mudflats." Read more

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Trail Information

Vancouver
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Allow 3 hours
Duration
Good all year
Season
Birding
Additional Use

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Dec 2018