North Surrey

Surrey’s urban heartbeat is strongest in the North, and this thriving city centre is a great place to start exploring all the city has to offer. Trust the local cafes and shops to have everything you need for a day outdoors, as you spot countless bird species within the 452 acres of wetlands, lakes, meadows, and trails tucked within Green Timbers.

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    Brownsville Bar Beach
    11931 Old Yale Rd, Surrey, BC V3V 3X3, Canada

    One of the only locations on the Fraser River with a sandy beach, this park offers a walking loop and lots of open green space ideal for picnics and birdwatching.

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    Green Timbers Urban Forest
    14600 100 Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada

    One of Surrey’s largest parks and home to over 10 kilometres of nature trails. Bald eagles, woodpeckers, owls, and various waterfowl are known to make appearances in this urban oasis.

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Guildford/Fleetwood

Just South of the Fraser River lie Guildford and Fleetwood, two of Surrey’s up and coming neighbourhoods. A unique mix of urban, suburban, and rural landscapes, birds and visitors alike flock to these communities to explore gardens, lakes, and parks of all sizes.

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    Surrey Lake Park
    7500 152 Street, Surrey, BC V3S 5X7, Canada

    A 2 km loop trail takes you through a variety of birding habitats, including lake, wetland, meadow and forest. Watch for bald eagles hunting over the lake or marsh wrens among the bulrushes.

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Newton/Cloverdale

Modern cultural flavours combine with traditional agricultural history within the neighbouring communities of Newton and Cloverdale. Once you’ve had your fill of delicious South Asian cuisine and retail shopping, find your way to Mud Bay or Hi-Knoll park for some of the region’s best bird viewing.

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    Hi Knoll Park
    19569 Colebrook Rd, Surrey, BC V3Z 0L5

    Explore forest, meadow, and seasonal swamp habitats via a 1.5km trail. Waterfowl, swallows, and Wilson’s Snipes are known to live in this area.

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    Mud Bay Park
    13030 48 Ave, Surrey, BC, Canada

    A scenic area with a shoreline loop trail along Boundary Bay, a known birdwatching hotspot, with opportunities to see shorebirds and waterfowl, especially at low tide.

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South Surrey

Beaches, parks, and relaxation abound in one of the region’s most picturesque neighbourhoods. From the beachfront promenade at Crescent Beach, to the world-class birding at Blackie Spit and Serpentine Fen, there’s no shortage of opportunities to look up, and stay grounded, in this inspiring stop on the BC Bird Trail.

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