Phone:

604-823-6603

Email:

herons@shawbiz.ca

Location:

5200 Sumas Prairie Rd.
Chilliwack, BC

Nature Reserve Site Hours:

Open 7 Days a Week: 8:00 am to Dusk.

Mailing Address:

PO Box 512
Chilliwack, BC
V2P 7V5

Rotary Interpretive Centre Building Hours:
  • Feb 1 – Oct 31: Open daily 10am to 4pm
  • Nov 1 – Jan 31: Open daily 10am to 3pm
  • Pre-booked group and school interpretive tours are available.
Note: On rare occasions, Rotary Interpretive Centre is closed due to extreme weather or volunteer staff having to cancel at the last minute.
Send Us A Message:

The Rotary Interpretive Centre is hosted by volunteers seven days a week. and is open every day except Dec 25th.  Whether you’d like to book a tour or if you just have some questions, feel free to contact us, and we’ll be glad to help.

How to Get Here

Get Directions

For locals:  The Reserve is located on the south end of Sumas Prairie Road on the Vedder River dyke.

For out-of-towners:  Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve is located on the south west of Chilliwack, BC.  It is south of the Trans Canada Highway (Highway #1), which is the major east-west highway.

Once you are off the highway, watch for the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve signs.

Detailed Directions

From the West (Vancouver)
Take exit 109, (just past the Vedder Canal) Yale Road West. Turn right (south) onto Yale Road West and continue to Sumas Prairie Road. Turn right onto Sumas Prairie traveling south to the end of the road. You will be at the reserve.

From the East (Hope)
Take exit 116, turn left onto Lickman Road traveling south. Turn right on Keith Wilson Road, left on Sumas Prairie Road and follow to the end. You will be at the reserve. Note there is a stop sign at each turn.

From the South (USA)
You can cross into Canada at several border crossings between Vancouver and Abbotsford (Sumas Border). Once in Canada, locate the Trans Canada Highway (Highway #1) and then head East, towards Abbotsford / Chilliwack / Hope. Take exit 109, (just past the Vedder Canal) Yale Road West. Turn right (south) onto Yale Road West and continue to Sumas Prairie Road. Turn right onto Sumas Prairie traveling south to the end of the road. You will be at the reserve.