The following are links to GOOGLE maps of locations visited by DNCB. Also, at the end of the page are detailed DIRECTIONS for a few out-of-town excursions (e.g. in Washington, USA).
Many of the links have been provided by Glen Bodie and Terry Carr.
Please contact Ken Borrie email@example.com if you have links to other maps not already here
(or perhaps an improved map)
– note that we prefer maps to the exact DNCB Meeting place, rather than just a general map of the area
|Petra’s Arts Kafé, Tsawwassen||DNCB meet here to carpool, leave at 7:30 am (summer)|
|All Saints Anglican Church|
4755 Arthur Drive
Delta BC V4K 2X6
|DNS monthly meetings (1st Tuesday of each month, 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm)|
|Cammidge House||meet here for BOTB outings (March, June, September, December)|
|Alaksen National Wildlife Area|
see also Reifel Bird Sanctuary
|5421 Robertson Rd, Delta on Westham Island (before the turn into Reifel); opens 8 am|
|Ambleside Park, West Vancouver|
|Barnston Island, Surrey||end of 104 Ave, 60 min from Petra’s, 5 min ferry (free)|
|Blackie Spit, Surrey||Meet in the gravel parking lot at the NE end of McBride Ave in Crescent Beach.|
Go past the paved parking lot and sailing club.
On the spit itself we need to stay on the path.
|Blaine Marine Park|
& Semiahmoo Spit, WA
Meet at 8:30 at Blaine Marine Park.
Cross the border at Peace Arch and take the exit into Blaine. At the traffic circle before the shops, turn right onto Marine Drive, cross the railway tracks and park on the street by the small lookout (across the street from Sundance Yacht Sales). We will look for birds there and at the pier at the end of the road. Then we will drive to Semiahmoo Resort. Before going to the resort we will park by the APA museum in Semiahmoo Park (at the beginning of the spit on the left).
|Blakeburn Lagoons, Port Coquitlam||2900 Elbow Place, Port Coquitlam|
|Boundary Bay Regional Park|
– 104 Street Dike, park at Delta Heritage Airpark
|Boundary Bay Dyke at 64th St. in East Ladner:|
meet at the south end of 64th St.
|Brooksdale Environmental Centre (A Rocha)||1620 – 192nd Street|
33 min from Petra’s
7 min from SFGC
|Brunswick Point, Ladner||south end of River Road West in Ladner.|
(past the Westham Island Bridge).
|Brydon Lagoon, Langley|
High Knoll Park, Surrey
|parking on 53 Ave., at bottom of 198A St.|
|Burnaby Lake, Piper Avenue||parking near Nature House, on Piper Ave.|
|Camosun Bog, Vancouver||45 min from Petra’s|
|Campbell Valley RP, Langley (map to 16th Ave parking lot)||30 min from Petra’s; 16th Ave entrance is 300 yds|
East of 200th St, on south side of 16th
|Cates Park, nr. Deep Cove, North Vancouver||50 min from Petra’s|
|Cheam Lake, Chilliwack||90 min from Ladner Bus Loop via SFPR/Hwy 1|
|Colony Farms Regional Park, Coquitlam||CF Community Gardens parking lot 40.1 km/35 min|
|Cypress Mountain Park, West Vancouver||1 hour from Petra’s. Meet at the High View Lookout on the road up to Cypress. There is a large parking area, and we may see some birds there.|
Then park at the cross country ski area and walk into Hollyburn Lodge and lake.
Then park at the downhill area and walk the Yew Lake loop.Cypress Bowl Olympic parking lot;
|Deer Lake, Burnaby||45 min from Petra’s. Royal Oak parking lot is accessible only heading north off Royal Oak, on right just before Deer Lake Parkway. Approach from Oakland St/Dover St.|
|Derby Reach Regional Park, Surrey||(see instructions/maps BELOW)|
|Harrison Mills||meet at Kilby Park (1 hr 45 min)|
|Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond||35 min from Petra’s|
park by washrooms
|Jackman Wetlands||The parking lot is on the west side of 272nd St between 16th Ave & 8th Ave.|
(across from Langley Transfer Station)
Jericho Beach, Vancouver
|60 min from Petra’s; Park on W Second Ave, west of Wallace St (beside the pay parking lot).|
|Joe Brown Park, Surrey||Coming from Delta, take Hwy 10. Turn right onto Scott Rd (120th St). Turn left onto New McLellan Rd (56th Ave).|
Turn right onto 125A St and drive past Colebrook Elementary School.
At the traffic circle at 54th Ave, 125A St is the small road that branches off to the right, while the main road becomes Station Rd going down the hill to Colebrook Rd.
There should be enough room to park below the traffic circle on 125A St.
|Ladner Harbour Park|
|Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver|
|Lighthouse Marine Park, Point Roberts, Washington||LMP @ 8:00 am|
|Manning Provincial Park||225 km, 2h 15 min: leave Tsawwassen at 7am|
meet at Manning Park Lodge at 9:30
|Maplewood Flats, North Vancouver||2649 Dollarton Hwy |
by Wild Bird Trust
|Mill Lake, Abbotsford see directions below click here|
|Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam||Minnekhada Lodge parking ~ 60 min|
|Mount Baker, Washington||(see detailed instructions below)|
|North 40 Park, East Ladner||From Hwy 10 turn south onto 72nd St.|
Turn left into North 40 parking lot (before you get to the railway crossing).
|Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver||Enter the park from W33rd Ave at Cambie. Park above tennis courts, opposite entrance to Frisbee golf/Pitch & Putt.|
Parking: Oct 1 to Apr 30 $2.75 per hour, $7.50 per day.
May 1 to Sep 30 $3.75 per hour, $13.75 per day
– free parking on the street below the tennis courts.
on 37th Ave between Alberta St. & Columbia St.
|Redwood Park, Surrey to Roadhouse Grille, 1781 King George Blvd||17923-17935 20 Ave, Surrey, 5 min from Semiahmoo FGC.|
|Reifel Bird Sanctuary via Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal & TFN (direct from Petra’s to Reifel)|
see also Alaksen National Wildlife Area
|opens 9 am|
|Rocky Point, Port Moody see directions below click here||8:30 am at Murray St. parking lot, near Moody Street|
|Semiahmoo Fish And Game Club|
• SFGC to Redwoods Park
• SFGC to Brooksdale, A-Rocha
|1284 184 St, Surrey|
29 min from Petra’s
|Serpentine Fen, Surrey||44th Ave parking lot, near Art Knapp’s|
|Stanley Park, Vancouver||Second Beach parking lot 8:30 am|
|Sturgeon Slough, on the way to Pitt Lake||Park on Rannie/Neaves Rd after it crosses Sturgeon Slough (before Swaneset Golf Course).|
|Surrey Bend Regional Park|
• sometimes combined with Tynehead Hatchery
Surrey Bend to Tynehead Hatchery
|(40.1 km/35 min) Hwy 17, at 176 St turn LEFT onto 104 Ave, past rail tracks, LEFT into parking (just before Barnston Island ferry terminal)|
|Tennant Lake, WA (from Blaine)||Interpretive Center at the south end of Neilsen Ave in Ferndale|
|Surrey Lake, Surrey|
|Terra Nova Park, Richmond||Meet by the Adventure Playground at the west end of River Rd (west of the north end of No 1 Rd).|
|Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal / HeronryTFN “Park & Go” for Victoria Ferry https://goo.gl/ysKEKd|
|Tynehead Regional Park & Hatchery|
• from Petra’s (43.5 km/35 min)
• from Surrey Bend RP (7.5 km/7 min)
|96 Avenue (entrance just west of 168 Street)|
|UBC Botanical Garden||45 min from Petra’s (8:15 am). Parking is $1.50 per hour or $6 all day.|
|Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver|
|Whidbey Island, Washington see instructions below|
|Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver|
|Yew Lake & Bowen Lookout, Cypress Mountain|
Wednesday May 9, 2018
DNCB Outing No. 2018-19 to TENNANT LAKE
Leave Petra’s at 7:30.
Leave Blaine Peace Arch Parking Lot at 8am. (The parking lot is on the Canadian side of border – just before the duty free, turn right onto Beach Road – exit 1 – then turn left into the Peace Arch Park parking lot).
Drive to Tennant Lake Fragrance Garden (5200 Nielsen Rd in Ferndale) – 20 minutes from Blaine – take I-5 to exit 262 – right on Main St/Axton Rd – left on Hovander Rd – right on Nielsen Rd.
Some may have lunch in Ferndale at Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant 5694 3rd Ave (right off Main Street)
Wednesday August 29, 2018
DNCB Outing No. 2018-35 to SIDNEY SPIT
Please let Terry know if you are considering joining this Outing
It should be good for shorebirds.
It needs to be at low tide for walking on the spit.
Take a picnic lunch and water.
It would mean taking the 7am ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, then bus 70 to Sidney, then walking 7 minutes to Beacon Pier for the 10 am ferry to Sidney Spit.
– return cost is $19 adults $16 seniors
– max. 41 passengers, and only takes reservations for groups of 20 or more.
– you need to queue early for the return ferry.
We would plan for the 3pm ferry back to Sidney for the bus & 5pm ferry back to Tsawwassen.
– if we take the 4:30pm ferry back to Sidney, we would take the 6pm ferry back to Tsawwassen
To avoid the early start, some people may want to stay in Sidney the night before. Sidney has several hotels and interesting shops and restaurantsAttached are copies from the book Hiking Trails 1
Wednesday July 11, 2018
DNCB Outing No. 2018-28 to SALT SPRING ISLAND
We will meet on the ferry unless you make other arrangements. We will catch the 7:00 am ferry from Tsawassen to Swartz Bay, getting a through ticket to the Fulford Harbour terminal on Saltspring (9:00 am ferry connecting to the 9:43 bus to Ganges)
How to get to Tsawwassen Ferry: From the Ladner Exchange, with free parking, the number 620 bus leaves at 6:19 am for the ferry terminal. The best parking is at the TFN lot at the beginning of the ferry jetty, which has a free shuttle to the terminal entrance – much more convenient, and cheaper, than the terminal parking. We can meet on the ferry… great to have breakfast looking while enjoying the window view.
Return trip: we will catch the 2:40 bus from Ganges to Long Harbour connecting with the 3:45 ferry to Tsawwassen, with one stop at Galiano Island, arriving at 5:34.
Another option for returning would be to catch the 3:05 bus to Fulford Harbour to catch the 3:50 ferry to Swartz Bay connecting with the 5:00 ferry to Tsawwassen (buffet anyone) arriving at 6:35.
DNCB Outing #2015-34: Gulf Island Ferry Tour, Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Meet on the 9am Victoria ferry.
Participants may want to discuss with nearby friends about car-pooling to the Ferry Terminal and parking there, or at the First Nations “Park & Go” lot which is cheaper ($11). Or park for free at the Ladner bus exchange and take the BC transit bus to the terminal.
- Tsawwassen to Victoria (Swartz Bay): Departs at 9:00 am, arrives at Swartz Bay at 10:35 am
• ask for a through fare ticket to Fulford Harbour
• BC seniors are half price.
- Saltspring (Fulford Harbour) ferry leaves Swartz Bay at 11:00 am and arrives at 11:35
- The ferry is met by the shuttle bus to Ganges: Cost $2:75
• ask for a transfer to use on the afternoon bus trip
- Bus arrives at Ganges at noon.
We will have 3 hours there to have lunch and/or explore the town.
- Bus leaves Ganges at 3:00 pm, arrives at Long Harbour at 3:10 pm
- Tsawwassen ferry leaves at 3:25 pm, stops at Pender, Mayne & Galiano
- arrives in Tsawwassen at 6:45 pm
DNCB Outing #2015-31 to Rocky Point, Port Moody
Wed. Aug. 12, 2015 Leave Petra’s at 7:30 am, arrive Murray Street parking around 8:30 am
From Petra’s Kafe via Hwy 17, Patullo Bridge & North Rd.:
41.9 km/53 min (44 min without traffic)
map at https://goo.gl/4hteU9
Port Moody Directions to Rocky Point:
Heading along St. John’s St…
1. turn NORTH at Moody St. (toward the water)
2. Go over the rail tracks and follow Moody Street LEFT, around the bend (do not exit to the Boathouse Restaurant)
3. turn LEFT at Murray Street and continue a short distance until you see a parking lot on the LEFT – there is Rocky Point ice cream place and reddish-coloured building (Port Moody Station Museum) to the West.
There is quite a bit of parking there, and we are early enough that it shouldn’t be a problem. The Boathouse parking is for patrons only, but they might allow general parking early in the day.
DNCB Outing #2015-30 to Mill Lake, Abbotsford
Wed. Aug. 5, 2015 Leave Petra’s at 7:30 am, arrive Mill Lake parking around 8:30 am
Click here for map
Follow Hwy 1 to Abbotsford area.
1. Take Exit 87 to Clearbrook N., cross over Hwy 1, and first road on the right is Marshall Rd. Diversion – take that to the right, and it becomes Marshall Rd. at the bottom of the curve (left).
2. Follow Marshall Rd to Emerson St. and turn LEFT.
3. turn RIGHT on Bevan Ave. Bevan is along the park border.
4. Pass Alta Ave., LEFT on Primrose St.: there is a sign for park entry and parking, which is a large lot on the left – enter and find parking.
There is a washroom there. We will wait until most are present, and follow the path (very short walk down a small road which passes in front of the washrooms, to pick up the path close to the water) to the left, clockwise for late-comers. Tom figures around 8:30 to 8:45. Please take his cell # 778-994-4726 so you can call if you can’t find the group.
Derby Reach Instructions
7:30 am – Leave Petra’s Café, Tsawwasen
8:30 am meet Al & non-Tsawwassen birders at Edgewater Bar/Derby Reach Campground Parking Lot (off Allard Crescent)
– shuttle cars will take people to Heritage Area parking lot for start of Houston Trail loop (4 km long, plus access trail 500m)
After Houston Trail, we will walk back to vehicles at Campground via Edge Farm Trail, along the River.
DNCB Outing to Mount Baker – instructions
Bring PASSPORT or NEXUS.
Bring a picnic lunch – but no fruit, vegetables or meat. Or buy something after crossing the border.
Fill in the ArriveCan App before leaving Canada saying that we will return to Canada at 5:30pm. There is the possibility of being selected for a random covid test when returning to Canada,
You can cross the border at Peace Arch or Sumas, and meet at the Glacier Public Service Centre (10091 Mt Baker Hwy, Glacier, WA) about 9am.
Leave Tsawwassen at 7 am to cross Peace Arch (Douglas) border crossing about 7:30 am.
• take I-5 to Bellingham
• take exit 255 for Mt Baker (Hwy 542 east)
• follow Hwy 542 to Glacier Public Service Center – Mt Baker Ranger District, 10091 Mt Baker Hwy, Glacier, WA
– this is just past the town of Glacier on the right hand side of the road.
– we should meet there about 9 am.
Each car will need to buy a US$5 recreation parking pass there.
There are good washrooms there. After that, there will be outhouses.
We will drive from there to Picture Lake, Austin Pass and Artist Point for short walks.
There should be no snow on those trails.
We should only go if the weather forecast is good, or it will be foggy there.
We usually get home around 6 pm – see Reports of previous Mt. Baker Outings
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