Flats Wilderness Conservation Area - North Vancouver
The Wild Bird Trust centre at the entrance is a good source for information
about the wild birds in the area
A bird watching paradise
This tidal marsh area just east of the Second Narrows bridge is a sanctuary
for wild birds and other wild life. We went there on a very hot August
afternoon for a walk. After six weeks of hot weather and not very
much rain, the marshes looked pretty dry. I think the bird watching
would probably be better in fall wet weather. When we got there,
the park attendant warned us that a black bear had just been spotted about
an hour before. Aside from Dad making growling sounds to scare us,
we didn't see the bear but we saw fresh bear droppings.
Age group: All ages
Expense rating: Free
: Flat walking trails.
: Not too much action the day we visited. It's not the most picturesque area with a chlorine plant across from the park.
Details: Located at 2645 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver, about 2 kilometres east on the Dollarton Highway, after you exit the Second Narrows bridge. Look for the "wildlife viewing" signs. The entrance to the flats is almost directly opposite the "Crab Shack" on Dollarton Highway. For more information call (604) 990-3800.
Also check out nearby Maplewood Farms - North Vancouver.
Area: North Vancouver
Season: All seasons
Educational highlights: Many different kind of birds
Fun for the adult?: To tell you the truth we found the walk around the area to be a bit of a 'yawner' but I imagine if you're into bird watching it's paradise.
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