5200 Sumas Prairie Rd. Chilliwack, BC

Connect with Nature at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

The Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society manages 325 acres of wetland 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.

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Join Us at our Upcoming Events!

Volunteer Event - Yellow Flag Iris Seed Removal!

We are looking for up to 20 volunteers to join us on the water on Saturday June 3rd @ 12:30 pm for a day of Yellow Flag Iris seed removal!

Yellow Flag Iris is a highly invasive species that dominates wetland ecosystems and threatens biodiversity. It's spread can be controlled by the removal of flowers and seed pods. We are seeking volunteers that can bring their own chest waders, canoes, kayaks, or SUPs and help us remove seeds in the marshes and lagoons of the GBHNR.

This is a rare opportunity to be on the water of the nature reserve and enjoy the beautiful weather and wildlife, while contributing to the preservation of this important wetland habitat!

Visit our events page to register! 

Cedar Weaving Workshop - Saturday, June 10th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register below for this wonderful event featuring Gracie Kelly (Témexw Teachings) hosted at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve!

Participants are asked to make a $10.00 donation to support this event and future reconciliation and relationship-building opportunities.

Register here!

Our Gift Shop is now Online!

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!

Explore & Learn

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 campscommunity 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. 

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