- Biking Itineraries: North Delta, Ladner, Tsawwassen
- Biking South: From Vancouver
- Biking West: From Surrey
Discovering the Marshlands
Just south of Richmond’s city centre, Delta presents a variety of unique birding climates, including some smaller islands home to renowned birding communities. Look up, and stay grounded, while the birds welcome you to their coastal habitat.
1Westham IslandEntry via the Westham Island Bridgedelta.ca ·
Accessible by crossing the Westham Island Bridge, this whole island is a haven for birds as the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary is on the northern end.
2George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary5191 Robertson RdBook Now
An important part of the Pacific Flyway, this 850 acres of walking paths, wetlands and marsh make this sanctuary a popular rest stop for millions of migratory birds.
3Stir Coffee House5085 48 Ave #101
A cafe in Ladner village serving Vancouver-based 49th Parallel coffee and baked goods and sandwiches from local shops.
4Sharkey's Seafood Bar & Grille4953 Chisholm St
A community hub serving up great food best enjoyed on their heated patio with views of the Fraser River and Deas Island.
5Emma Lea Farms2727 Westham Island Rd
Grab something from their Ice Cream Shoppe or bring your own packed lunch to the picnic area, outfitted with gazebos and picnics tables – say hi to the miniature rescue donkeys.
6West Coast Seeds Store4930 Elliott Street
Find the perfect plants for your garden with a selection of over 1,000 vegetable, herb, and flower seeds, plus a large selection of birding supplies ranging from houses, feeders, and food.
7Delta Visitor Centre6201 60 Ave
8Clair's Boutique Hotel4919 48 AveBook Now
A heritage boutique hotel with extravagantly decorated rooms and homemade breakfast served daily.
With Vancouver International Airport to the north, and BC Ferries to the southwest, this stop on the BC Bird Trail is many folks’ first step into British Columbia birding. Keep an eye out for hawks, eagles, and a variety of gulls also on the go.
9Great Blue Heron HeronryEntry off Tsatsu Shores Drive
A popular great blue heron heronry with over 100 nests bustling with activity located right by the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal.
10Boundary Bay Regional ParkEntry off Boundary Bay Road
Part of the Pacific Flyway migration route, this park offers opportunities to see a large variety of migratory birds. Take the Raptor Trail for chances to see local owls and hawks.
11OWL Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society3800 72 StBook Now
Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of raptors, stop by for a guided tour, meet their resident raptors, and learn about all the different raptors living in British Columbia.
12Petra's by L'Aromas1200 56 St
Tucked away in Tsawwassen, enjoy thoughtfully crafted specialty coffees and fresh, seasonal breakfast and lunch dishes.
13Wood N Frog Coffee Company5694 12 Ave
Organic coffee and in-house baked goods with gluten-free and vegan options. Stop by for fresh soups, salads, and light meals.
14L'aromas Bakehouse1202B 56th Ave
A small-batch artisan bakery with irresistible fresh croissants, danishes, and sticky buns.
15Mario's Kitchen1105 56 St
Casual atmosphere and Italian inspired dishes with a great wine list and local craft beer. Stop by for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch.
16Gracie's Next Door1127 56 St
Farm fresh seasonal fruits and veggies, local fresh-baked pies, as well as Portofino Bakery bread, cookies, and snacks.
17Newmans Fine Foods#105 - 5188 Springs Boulevard
House-made cured and dry-aged meats, artisanal cheeses, and gourmet sandwiches made fresh daily.
18Albany Books Ltd1315 56 St #123
A local bookstore with an extensive selection of new and used books, fun and unique gift ideas, and stationary.
19Coast Tsawwassen Inn1665 56 StBook Now
Conveniently located near birding areas in the region, this inn offers modernized large, comfortable, suites and a host of amenities.
George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Sharkey's Seafood Bar & Grille4953 Chisholm St, Delta, BC V4K 2K6, Canada
Boundary Bay Regional Park
OWL Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation SocietyOWL Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, 3800 72 St, Delta, BC V4K 3N2, Canada
Wood N Frog Coffee Company