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 South Fraser Trail begins in Richmond with a series of important locations along the Pacific Flyway.

Neighbouring Delta is home to three distinct communities, each with its own charm. Tsawwassen holds breathtaking beaches, Ladner boasts a waterfront community with plentiful farmland, and North Delta features amazing parks – including Burns Bog, North America’s largest domed peat bog.

Surrey stretches from the banks of the Fraser River to the USA Peace Arch border crossing along Boundary Bay. The shores of the protected bay are packed with birds, and the rivers and farmland nearby provide plenty of bird-friendly habitats, all near a bustling multicultural city with all the amenities you could need. 

No matter your goal – whether it’s spotting the birds of Sea Island, or enjoying the diverse local communities, there’s something for everyone along this beautiful coastal trail. Opportunities abound for birders of all skill levels to learn, share, and experience the best BC has to offer.