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EXPERIENCE THE

GREAT BLUE HERON NATURE RESERVE

IN CHILLIWACK BC

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The Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society

manages the programs and services on a 325 acre wetlands

located on the un-dyked floodplain of the Vedder River

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The Reserve is known for the large breeding colony of

PACIFIC GREAT BLUE HERONS

nesting from March to July

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The Reserve's network of FIVE SCENIC TRAILS (including boardwalks and benches) features :

Lookout Tower

Scenic Footbridge

Viewing Blinds + Lookout Points

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The Reserve's Facilities + Resources include:

Outdoor Classroom

Classroom Annex

Arts + Crafts Room

Observation Deck

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The Reserve offers a range of creative programs for :

Schools

Preschool

Homeschool

Group Programs + Activities

Workshops + Summer Camps

Open Year Round

10:00 am – 3:00 pm   Nov 1 – Jan 31
10:00 am – 4:00 pm   Feb 1 – Oct 31

Closed Dec 25th

TRAILS ARE OPEN EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR FROM 8:00am TO DUSK

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WE ARE EXCITED TO REOPEN THE INTERPRETIVE CENTRE ON MONDAY, JULY 13TH 

WE HAVE MISSED YOU! (AND EACH OTHER)

PLEASE COME IN AND ENJOY OUR DISPLAYS, ENGAGE WITH OUR AMAZING VOLUNTEERS, AND SHOP IN OUR WONDERFUL GIFT SHOP, KEEPING IN MIND THESE THINGS:

  1. MANY OF OUR VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF ARE PART OF A VULNERABLE POPULATION. AS THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAS CONFIRMED THAT FACE MASKS/COVERINGS ARE EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING COVID-19 SPREAD, WE ARE ASKING THAT THOSE WHO COME INTO OUR BUILDING WEAR FACE COVERINGS. THIS CAN MEAN ANYTHING FROM A MEDICAL MASK TO A HANDKERCHIEF COVERING TO A FACE SHIELD. WE WILL RETURN THE FAVOUR!
  2. WE WOULD LIKE ONLY ONE FAMILY GROUP/BUBBLE IN THE CENTRE AT A TIME, UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 6 PEOPLE.
  3. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING IF YOU HAVE HAD ANY SIGNS OF ILLNESS WITHIN 10 DAYS OF VISITING OR IF YOU HAVE TRAVELLED OUTSIDE OF CANADA WITHIN 14 DAYS OF VISITING.
  4. PLEASE SANITIZE YOUR HANDS UPON ENTRY. MULTIPLE HAND SANITIZING STATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE.
  5. OUR GIFT SHOP IS FULLY OPEN, BUT WE ASK THAT YOU FOLLOW OUR NO TOUCH POLICY AND ASK A VOLUNTEER TO HELP WHILE SHOPPING.
  6. THE WASHROOMS IN THE INTERPRETIVE CENTRE WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THERE ARE OTHER, ACCESSIBLE WASHROOMS ON SITE.
  7. BE KIND, COURTEOUS, AND PATIENT. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE DURING THESE CRAZY TIMES. OUR COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN CAN BE VIEWED HERE: GBHNRS COVID-19 Safety Plan 

SUMMER CAMPS HAPPENING AUGUST 17TH-21ST AND AUGUST 24TH-28TH (SEE EVENTS)

CHECK OUT OUR WEEKEND ART WORKSHOPS, AS WELL!

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Looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity?

Join us at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve!

Are you an avid birder?  Do you have a background in education? Are you looking for an opportunity to get out of the house and socialize, while being a steward for wetland habitat and serving your community?

We offer many volunteer opportunities including interpretive centre receptionist, gardener, and environmental educator assistant.

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Lots To Explore and Fun For The Whole Family!

Get out and explore nature! Check out our site trails to view a map, and plan your next visit today!

  • Observation Tower
  • 3 Bird Blinds
  • Salmon Channels
  • Trails & Bridges
  • Gift Shop
  • Discovery Classrooms
  • Visitor & School Programs

Programs and Free Events

Make sure to check out our upcoming programs, and free events happening soon