Join the Lower Mainland’s first NatureBlitz on Saturday, February 27th in the Reifel Bird Sanctuary and Alaksen National Wildlife Area, located at 5191 and 5421 Robertson Rd (respectively) on Westham Island in Delta, BC. This free, family-friendly nature adventure offers a dawn to dusk line-up of wildlife walks, outdoor exploration and even a photography contest, all with the help of local naturalists and nature experts from NatureKids BC, Nature Canada, the BC Waterfowl Society, the Delta Naturalists Society, the Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust and the Canadian Wildlife Service.
PLEASE NOTE: Limited spaces are available for each activity during the NatureBlitz, so advance registration is required. You can register for free tickets by activity on our EventBrite page. We may open up additional spaces for activities that are over-subscribed.
Participants will get an up-close, educational look at waterfowl and songbirds, small grassland mammals, invasive species, and possibly even owls, bats and other creatures of the night through a series of activities at each of these amazing natural areas. A full schedule and map are available below.
So get your warm outdoor clothing (and rain gear), gum boots and flashlights ready and come join us as we explore the midwinter mysteries of nature right on Metro Vancouver’s doorstep. It’s nearby nature – and it’s your NatureHood!
Don’t forget to pack a camera or camera phone/Smartphone for the event, either! You can enter our draw for best NatureBlitz photos simply by posting your nature pics from the event on social media (Instagram, facebook, Twitter, etc.) using the hashtag #NatureBlitz!
** This is a RAIN or SHINE event. Some events will be modified in the event of rain. **
A limited number of binoculars, field guides and magnifying lenses will be available to borrow at the event. Light snacks will be available at noon but participants are encouraged to bring their own food.
Limited on-site parking is available. Please consider carpooling to the event if possible.
Financial support for this initiative has been provided by: