The Nature Centre at Delkatla
The Delkatla Nature Centre, run by the Delkatla Sanctuary Society, houses a number of plant, marine and wildlife displays as well as providing sales of local art and t-shirts.
The Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary is a migratory bird sanctuary (290 Hectares / 716 Acres). It is one of a critical chain of coastal wetlands on the BC Coast and provides a rich feeding area during spring and fall migration.
A number of late 1800/early 1900 discoveries of bird life in Delkatla Inlet (first discoveries for Canada) put Masset and Delkatla 'on the map' for scientists and ornithologists.
Approximately 140 species of birds visit the sanctuary annually. Its proximity to the nesting grounds of Alaska and beyond makes it an exciting destination for naturalists and birders.
Hours of operation:
The Centre opens from the May long weekend to the end of September. Summer hours are Thursday to Sunday from 2-4 pm. The centre will also open throughout the year for individuals, bus tours or groups with a little advance notice.
Cost of admission $2 for Interpretive Centre and there is no charge for sanctuary walks
Although the centre closes for winter, visits for schools and tours can be arranged year round. Birding tours are also available at a cost of $50 per hour and focus upon local, important bird use areas. Contact 250 626-5015 or email email@example.com
- Viewing platforms
- Shoreline access viewpoints
- Short walking trails
- Gravel road access to sandy ocean beaches.