British Columbia’s super, natural landscapes provide a safe haven to thousands of migratory birds every year. Working with community partners throughout the province, the BC Bird Trail has developed self-guided itineraries to guide visitors and locals through some of the most renowned birding areas in the country.

The following curated itineraries encourage birders of all levels to Look Up, and Stay Grounded as they discover the vibrant communities and outdoor experiences that are providing new opportunities to engage, learn, and grow all along The BC Bird Trail.

The BC Bird Trail Map

Regional Bird Trails

Bringing multiple communities together, Regional Bird Trails form a thorough network of iconic points of interest connected to The BC Bird Trail.

Central Vancouver Island

A short drive from Victoria or serene ferry sailing from Vancouver, Central Vancouver Island is home to diverse ocean, estuary, riverside, marshland, forest, and alpine habitats – a wide variety of birding hot spots, all nestled safely along the Strait of Georgia. Never far from farm-fresh dining and locally-roasted coffee, birders can plan a route…
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Parksville Qualicum Beach Cowichan Nanaimo

Columbia Valley

Located between the Rocky and Purcell Mountains in southeast BC, the Columbia Valley is just a short trip from Alberta and the USA border, and about a ten hour drive from Vancouver. Situated along the Upper Columbia River, the wetlands surrounding these friendly communities are renowned for their birdlife. Stretching from Golden in the north,…
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Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley Bird Trail ushers birders along on a riverside tour of some of the province’s richest birding regions. Composed of four unique communities, this trail stretches from the Township of Langley in the west, through the Fraser River cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack to the Village of Harrison Hot Springs at the southern…
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Langley Harrison River Valley Abbotsford Chilliwack

Sea to Sky

Regarded as one of the world’s best road trip routes, Highway 99 stretches 377 kilometers from the US border northeast to Cache Creek, BC. But it’s at the northern tip of Howe Sound, in view of the towering Stawamus Chief Mountain, that the Sea to Sky corridor of this coastal route earns its namesake. As…
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Squamish Whistler

South Fraser

The mouth of the mighty Fraser River empties into the Salish Sea and all around lie some of the most diverse waterways and marshlands in the province. Just a short 15 km drive from downtown Vancouver, the South Fraser Trail begins in Richmond with a series of important locations along the Pacific Flyway. Neighbouring Delta…
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Richmond Delta Surrey

OutPosts

Beginning to pop up throughout the province, BC Bird Trail Outposts are standalone trails that offer the opportunity to discover individual communities throughout the province.