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The BC Bird Trail Takes Flight!

September 21, 2020

Abbotsford’s abundance of pristine park space has long been attractive to outdoor enthusiasts for activities ranging from mountain biking to fishing. But there’s another user group that call Abbotsford’s outdoors home: rare birds. With its fields, forests, wetlands and mountains Abbotsford has a range of habitats that makes it the perfect place to see a variety of unique and common birds. With 157 parks encompassing over 2,584 acres of parkland and 98 kilometers of urban trails there is a variety of wildlife waiting to be discovered by both amateur and experienced birding enthusiasts!

Fishtrap Creek Park | BC Bird Trail

Bird lovers now have even more of a reason to flock to the Fraser Valley and British Columbia! The BC Bird Trail is a new online resource and trip-planning tool that connects locals and visitors with information on birdwatching destinations and activities here in BC. Whether you’re a seasoned birder or a beginner, this new initiative aims to engage birders at all experience levels, making it easier to plan engaging trips throughout the province to discover the joys and benefits of birdwatching.

Photo by Shayne Kaye | BC Bird Trail

The Fraser Valley Trail ushers birders along on a riverside tour of some of the province’s richest birding regions. Composed of four unique communities, this trail stretches from the Township of Langley in the west, through the Fraser River cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack to the Village of Harrison Hot Springs at the southern end of Harrison Lake. On the Abbotsford leg of the self-guided Bird Trail you’ll find several stops that include popular spots for sighting birds as well as additional activities like places to eat, stay and shop. You can check out the full Fraser Valley itinerary here!

The BC Bird Trail is supported by Destination BC, in partnership with Tourism Richmond, Indigenous Tourism BC, Tourism Delta, Tourism Nanaimo, Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism, Birds Canada, Tourism Abbotsford, Tourism Langley, Tourism Chilliwack, Tourism Harrison, and Tourism Cowichan.