British Columbia’s super, natural landscapes provide a safe haven to thousands of migratory birds every year. The BC Bird Trail is your guide to exploring BC’s Pacific Flyway, offering a series of self-guided itineraries showcasing the regions our feathered friends seek out year after year. 

The following curated itineraries encourage birders of all levels to Look Up and Stay Grounded as they explore vibrant communities and outdoor experiences across the province providing new opportunities to engage, learn, and grow.

Central Vancouver Island

The traditional land of the Coast Salish people including the Quw’utsun, Halalt, Stz’uminus, Snuneymuxw, Snaw-naw-as, K’ómoks, and Qualicum First Nations
A short drive from Victoria or serene ferry sailing from Vancouver, Central Vancouver Island is home to diverse ocean, estuary, riverside, marshland, forest, and alpine habitats – a wide variety of birding hot spots, all nestled safely along the Strait of Georgia. Never far from farm-fresh dining and locally-roasted coffee, birders can plan a route…
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Fraser Valley

The traditional land of the Coast Salish people including the Stó:lō, Katzie, Sts'ailes and Kwantlen First Nations
The Fraser Valley Trail ushers birders along on a riverside tour of some of the province’s richest birding regions. Composed of four unique communities, this trail stretches from the Township of Langley in the west, through the Fraser River cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack to the Village of Harrison Hot Springs at the southern end…
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Richmond Delta

The traditional land of the Coast Salish people including the Tsawwassen, Musqueam, Stó:lō, Kwantlen, and Katzie First Nations
The mouth of the mighty Fraser River empties into the Salish Sea and all around lie some of the most diverse waterways and marshlands in the province. Just a short 15 km drive from downtown Vancouver, the Richmond Delta Trail takes you through the west coast of Lulu Island. Deemed “the heart of BC’s Pacific…
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