• 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.

How to get to Brunswick Point

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
1 hour

Brunswick Point is located south of Vancouver along the western shores of Delta, BC. From Vancouver, drive south on Oak Street and cross over the Oak Street Bridge where the road becomes Highway #99. Drive through the Massey Tunnel and take the second exit, Exit 28 to Highway #17 towards the ferry terminal. At the first set of traffic lights, turn right onto Ladner Trunk Road. Follow this road through the neighbourhood of Ladner and continue as the road enters into a residential area, eventually narrowing and following the shoreline of the Fraser River. At the end of this road, amongst the farm fields is a metal gate with a small parking area next to it.

View a map of Driving directions to Brunswick Point.

Traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group, šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), Stz'uminus, S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Quw'utsun, sc̓əwaθenaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsawwassen) and Coast Salish.
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Additional Info

Camping at Brunswick Point

Camping is not permitted at Brunswick Point.

Dogs at Brunswick Point

Dogs are allowed on the trail at Brunswick Point. Please keep your dog under control at all times and make sure to pick up after your dog. Do not leave plastic bags along the trail as they can cause harm to the birds and other wildlife that live in the region.

Toilets at Brunswick Point

There are no toilet facilities at Brunswick Point. The town of Ladner is a 15 minute drive from the start of the trail and has many coffee shops, restaurants, and other businesses.

Dogs, Toilets and Camping

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