Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Wildlife Viewing in the Lower Mainland Region

Despite being the most populated portion of British Columbia, the Lower Mainland Region has hundreds of terrific sites to observe wildlife and fish. From tide water to alpine meadow, there is something to see in every season.

The Lower Mainland stretches from Vancouver eastward through the Fraser Valley to E.C. Manning Provincial Park, and includes the Sunshine Coast from Gibsons to Powell River, and the corridor from Squamish to Pemberton.

Viewing highlights include large wintering populations of Bald Eagles, Trumpeter Swans and Snow Geese. This region boasts nationally and internationally important migration habitats for waterfowl, shorebirds and hawks. The marine waters are visited by whales, sea lions and seals.

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