Reifel Bird Sanctuary

By Natalie Grant, USA, September 2012

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The George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary is a one-hour drive from Vancouver, in the Fraser River estuary on Westham Island. The 740-acre protected area is one of the best bird-watching locations in all of Canada.

Reifel (the sanctuary’s namesake) bought the land in 1927 and created waterfowl habitats by constructing dykes and causeways. Reifel Farm also produced one-third of Canada’s sugar beet seed during the Second World War—in addition to Reifel’s brewery and real estate businesses.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Vancouver Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Vancouver.

Photo courtesy of Ingrid Taylar via Flickr.

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