For the Love of Birds: Birdwatching in Tsawwassen
Amid the soaring temperatures that accompany summertime, viewing birds of all types and colours flying around will cool your temperature a bit and allow you to enjoy nature’s perks. Located in the southwestern part of Delta, British Columbia, Tsawwassen is a bird-watching haven and is home to some of the best sights Canada has to offer. From waterfowl to birds of prey such as eagles (especially in wintertime), your excitement level will be sky-high seeing your feathered friends moving all around you. There are sanctuaries and other notable spots to take this all in.
Boundary Bay Regional Park
Filled with sandy beaches and vast tidal flats, Boundary Bay Regional Park is an excellent bird watching spot that provides you with non-stop activity.
You can hike along the surrounding Dyke trails or hang out at Centennial Beach with your loved ones where there are concession stands, picnic areas, a large playground, and washrooms available. Centennial Beach is a huge stretch of sand and sea at Boundary Bay Regional Park. The warm shallow waters make this a wonderful spot to swim and picnic.
Boundary Bay is also a part of the Pacific Flyway, an internationally-acclaimed stop for migrating birds, with over five million birds coming to the area every year. That’s a lot of birds, isn’t it?
George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
In this sanctuary, many divine visuals will leave you in awe. This site is filled with ponds, treed pathways, and channels with over 300 recorded species of birds, so there will be plenty of opportunities for you to explore and take photos. You’ll be able to view ducks, geese, robins, hawks, and songbirds. If you’re thinking: that’s music to my ears, then the sanctuary should be on the top of your to-do list.
Located on nearby Westham Island, George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary is an excellent sightseeing outlet that’s also part of the Pacific Flyway. Plus, it’s kid-friendly, so your young ones can look on in wonder.
OWL (Orphaned WildLife) Society
Rescue, rehabilitate and release. This non-profit organization specializes in rehabilitating orphaned and injured raptors. These include eagles, hawks, and owls.
You can donate your time or money towards helping these crest-fallen species while also getting guided tours.
Convenient Location – Coast Tsawwassen Inn
Need a place to stay before hopping over to the Island? Situated minutes away from the BC Ferries Tsawwassen Terminal, Coast Tsawwassen Inn not only provides you with an ideal birdwatching setting but is a proverbial superhighway to the best of British Columbian culture.
Many surrounding areas of interest will take your breath away such as Vancouver Island, the Southern Gulf Islands, and the peaks across the United States border. While taking in these views, you get complimentary parking, continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, and shuttle service to and from the BC Ferries Tsawwassen Terminal. Rooms are also wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly. So if you already have a pet, bring it with you!
Coast Tsawwassen Inn is a great spot to rejuvenate, especially if you’re seeking a hotel in a family-friendly seaside community, a place near agricultural bounty, or close to a popular attraction like Tsawwassen Mills Outlet Mall. Plus, there’s a Stay & Shop Package that includes accommodation and a $40 gift card to Tsawwassen Mills.
Tsawwassen is an excellent getaway from city life, putting forth nature in its purest form while highlighting Canada’s most innocent and majestic treasures. If you’ve been wanting to visit this area and need a good hotel in Delta, BC, look no further. Coast Tsawwassen Inn is your spot to relax while taking in all its surrounding scenery!