Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve (Main)

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  • Author: Hike Chilliwack
  • Created: July 8, 2016 9:29 pm
  • Updated: July 8, 2016 11:20 pm

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  • Distance 3.47 km
  • Duration 52 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
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Description: Explore a Interpretive Centre and a gravel trail system adjacent to the Great Blue Herons' nesting grounds and the Chilliwack River. The undyked floodplain habitat is home to over 90 Great Blue Heron nests and a wide variety of rare wildlife and vegetation. No fee for entry. Gates close at 8pm. The trails are nice and wide but can be muddy in a couple spots. Lots of off-leash dogs and telephoto lenses here.

Rotary Interpretive Centre: 604-823-6603
Chilliwack Parks and Recreation: 604-793-2904

Location: Located at the southern end of Sumas Prairie Rd.

Directions from Hope: Highway 1 Exit 116 (Lickman Rd.) south. Drive 3km, turn right on Keith Wilson Rd., drive 3km, turn left on Sumas Prairie and travel 1km to the parking lot.

Directions from Vancouver: Highway 1 exit 109 Yale rd West. Travel east 2.5km to Sumas Prairie Rd. Turn right and drive 4km.

Distance: up to 5km. There are a few different trails/routes you can take as you explore the Blue Heron Reserve, this one shown in the map below is a popular loop that's half on forested trails and half on the dyke.

Difficulty: Easy and flat.

Time:
The route shown would take about an hour to walk

 

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Description: Explore a Interpretive Centre and a gravel trail system adjacent to the Great Blue Herons’ nesting grounds and the Chilliwack River. The undyked floodplain habitat is home to over 90 Great Blue Heron nests and a wide variety of rare wildlife and vegetation. No fee for entry. Gates close at 8pm. The trails are nice and wide but can be muddy in a couple spots. Lots of off-leash dogs and telephoto lenses here.

Rotary Interpretive Centre: 604-823-6603
Chilliwack Parks and Recreation: 604-793-2904

Location: Located at the southern end of Sumas Prairie Rd.

Directions from Hope: Highway 1 Exit 116 (Lickman Rd.) south. Drive 3km, turn right on Keith Wilson Rd., drive 3km, turn left on Sumas Prairie and travel 1km to the parking lot.

Directions from Vancouver: Highway 1 exit 109 Yale rd West. Travel east 2.5km to Sumas Prairie Rd. Turn right and drive 4km.

Distance: up to 5km. There are a few different trails/routes you can take as you explore the Blue Heron Reserve, this one shown in the map below is a popular loop that’s half on forested trails and half on the dyke.

Difficulty: Easy and flat.

Time:
The route shown would take about an hour to walk

 

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