The Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society manages 325 acres of forests and wetlands located on the only un-dyked floodplain of the Vedder River. The Nature Reserve is known for the large breeding colony of Pacific Great Blue Heron nesting onsite from March to July. The site also offers notable bird watching opportunities and salmon spawning streams which come alive in the late fall with Chum, Coho, and Pink salmon. Come visit the Nature Reserve and experience the five scenic trails, including boardwalks, benches, a lookout tower, scenic footbridges, viewing blinds and lookout points.
Your purchases support the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society:
The Interpretive Centre Gift Shop has a wonderful selection of books, puzzles, clothing, souvenirs, mugs, water bottles, local art, and jewelry. A purchase for yourself or a loved one helps the Nature Reserve Society continue the work that we do to conserve significant wetland and wildlife habitats for the benefit of people, wildlife, and our environment. Visit our online shop if you can't come by in person!
Our goal is to educate and inspire people of all ages to understand, protect and preserve natural areas and wildlife habitats through engaging and interactive environmental awareness programs. We offer school programs, preschool programs, home school programs, group programs, as well as camps, community workshops and a variety of other events. Our environmental programs are delivered by our knowledgeable Environmental Educators and our Wildlife Art Classes are delivered by engaging local artists.
Don't miss out on the fun this summer!
The GBHNR is hosting a series of week-long art and nature day camps this summer with a combination of outdoor and creative adventures! Check out our awesome programs here!