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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

lookout point

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

Lookout Tower

Scenic Footbridge

Viewing Blinds + Lookout Points

outdoor classroom

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

ROTARY INTERPRETIVE CENTRE (FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING)

OUR INTERPRETIVE CENTRE AND GIFT SHOP IS NOW OPEN DAILY 10am-4pm!!! WE ARE SO EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU BACK INTO OUR CENTRE. FOR NOW, THESE COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS APPLY:

  1. MASKS REMAIN MANDATORY IN INDOOR SPACE.

  2. A MAXIMUM OF 6 PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING AT ONE TIMEJ

  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. THE WASHROOMS IN THE INTERPRETIVE CENTRE WILL NOT YET BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THERE ARE OTHER, ACCESSIBLE WASHROOMS ON SITE.

  6. BE KIND, COURTEOUS, AND PATIENT. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT DOGS, BIKES, AND HORSES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON MOST OF TRAILS WITHIN THE RESERVE. YOU ARE ABLE TO CONNECT TO THE ROTARY TRAIL WITH YOUR ON LEASH DOG, BIKE, OR HORSE, BUT OTHER TRAILS ARE LIMITED TO PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC AND NO DOGS.

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

 

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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