- Difficulty Easy
- Time 2 hours
- Round-Trip 8km
- Elevation Gain minimal
- Season year-round
- Camping No
- From Vancouver 1 hour
- Public Transit No
- Dog Friendly Yes
Located south of Vancouver in the suburb of Delta, Brunswick Point is a nice walk along the dikes of the Fraser River and a popular place for bird watchers.
The trail starts where a metal gate marks the end of the road. From the parking area, walk up onto the dike, passing the metal gate and following the gravel path. The trail follows the shoreline, passing some farmland on the left before arriving at a point with a wooden bench.
This area is a great place for bird watchers to stop and stay still as they try to spot anything from a hummingbird to the American Kestrel. Brunswick Point is next to the neighbouring Westham Island, home to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary and dozens of different species of ducks and other coastal birds.
Follow the path as it continues to cut between the marshy shoreline and the farms on the other side of the dike. On a sunny day, the farms on your left can be a scenic foreground amongst the mountains in the far-off distance while nature's beauty and man-made industry clash along the shore to your right, offering a stark contrast.
After walking for over an hour and passing a few private property residences that join the path, a busy bridge with trucks and trains passing by appears up ahead. Just before reaching the bridge, a metal gate marks the end of the route. Turn around and retrace your steps back around Brunswick Point, returning to the metal gate where you began your walk.