Canadian Migratory Bird Sanctuaries Canadian Travel Locations

Calling all nature buffs! Catch glimpses of wildlife, take a leisurely walk through the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary’s nature trails, or, partake in one of the special events and environmental programs offered year round. A visit to the Interpretive Centre, bird watching, and wildlife study are just a few of the many activities you can enjoy at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Imagine thousands of Canada Geese anxiously awaiting their feed. That is the magnificent sight you will see during fall at the sanctuary. If cross country skiing is your passion, what a great way to get some exercise and see wildlife on the groomed ski trails.

Camping is also available at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary. It is one of a variety of camping experiences offered by the Parks of the St. Lawrence.

The Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary is designated a cycle friendly site to visit!

St Lawrence Parks

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SECRETS TO HAND FEEDING WINTER BIRDS

Bring upgraded feed that the birds would not usually have in their feeders unsalted shelled sunflower seeds have worked best for me in experience.

Approach birds quietly and confidently stand patiently and try to add a gentle bird like sound.

Places on trails or between feeders or where there is water can often be where hungry birds can be found.

I have broken down all of the Canadian Migratory Bird Sanctuaries by location and included links so you can enjoy them while travelling in Canada.

At present, there are 92 MBS across Canada, comprising almost 11.5 million hectares of migratory bird habitat that provides safe refuge for migratory birds in the terrestrial and marine environment. The Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada is the agency responsible for MBS, although the sanctuaries can be located on federal, provincial or private land.

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Alberta

Name

Year established

Size in hectares

Inglewood MBS

1968

111

Red Deer MBS

1924

129

Richardson Lake MBS

1949

10,798

Saskatoon Lake MBS

1948

1,150

British Columbia

Name

Year established

Size in hectares

Christie Islet MBS

1962

1

Victoria Harbour MBS

1931

1,841

George C. Reifel MBS

1967

376

Nechako River MBS

1944

183

Shoal Harbour MBS

1931

143

Vaseux Lake MBS

1923

559

Esquimalt Lagoon MBS

1923

134

New Brunswick

Name

Year established

Size in hectares

Grand Manan MBS

1931

433

Inkerman MBS

1998

16

Machias Seal Island MBS

1944

1,046

Newfoundland and Labrador

Name

Year established

Size in hectares

Shepherd Island MBS

1991

18

Île aux Canes MBS

1991

162

Terra Nova MBS

1967

1,178

Northwest Territories

Name

Year established

Size in hectares

Anderson River Delta MBS

1961

118,417

Banks Island No. 1 MBS

1961

2,019,997

Banks Island No. 2 MBS

1961

14,302

Cape Parry MBS

1961

227

Kendall Island MBS

1961

61,241

Nova Scotia

Name

Year established

Size in hectares

Amherst Point MBS

1947

432

Big Glace Bay Lake MBS

1939

393

Port Hebert MBS

1980

346

Kentville MBS

1939

506

Port Joli MBS

1941

397

Sable River MBS

1941

313

Sable Island MBS

1977

3,100

Haley Lake MBS

1941

95

Nunavut

Name

Year established

Size in hectares

Akimiski Island MBS

1941

353,421

Bylot Island MBS

1965

1,282,731

Dewey Soper MBS

1957

816,599

East Bay MBS

1959

112,811

Harry Gibbons MBS

1959

143,811

McConnell River MBS

1960

36,803

Prince Leopold Island MBS

1992

30,399

Queen Maud Gulf MBS

1961

6,292,818

Seymour Island MBS

1975

5,302

Ontario

Name

Year established

Size in hectares

Beckett Creek MBS

1969

184

Chantry Island MBS

1957

18

Eleanor Island MBS

1971

1

Hannah Bay MBS

1939

25,141

Mississippi Lake MBS

1959

300

Moose River MBS

1958

2,678

Rideau MBS

1957

752

St. Joseph’s Island MBS

1951

983

Upper Canada MBS

1961

2,601

Prince Edward Island

Name

Year established

Size in hectares

Black Pond MBS

1936

130

Quebec

Name

Year established

Size in hectares

Brador Bay MBS

1925

567

Baie des Loups MBS

1925

3,610

Betchouane MBS

1925

492

Boatswain Bay MBS

1941

15,687

Cap-Saint-Ignace MBS

1972

131

Gros Mécatina MBS

1996

2,168

Île à la Brume MBS

1925

3,790

Île aux Basques MBS

1927

840

Île aux Hérons MBS

1937

631

Bonaventure Island and Percé Rock MBS

1919

1,361

Carillon Island MBS

1937

455

Couvée Islands MBS

1986

15

Corossol Island MBS

1937

364

Philipsburg MBS

1972

528

Îles Sainte-Marie MBS

1925

3,980

L’Islet MBS

1986

59

L’Isle-Verte MBS

1986

376

Montmagny MBS

1986

122

Mont Saint-Hilaire MBS

1960

985

Nicolet MBS

1982

2,937

Îles de la Paix MBS

1955

1,092

Bird Rocks MBS

1919

648

Saint-Augustin MBS

1925

5,369

Saint-Omer MBS

1986

56

Saint-Vallier MBS

1986

356

Senneville MBS

1936

555

Trois-Saumons MBS

1986

157

Watshishou MBS

1925

10,674

Saskatchewan

Name

Year established

Size in hectares

Basin and Middle Lakes MBS

1925

4,638

Duncairn Reservoir MBS

1948

1,615

Indian Head MBS

1924

32

Last Mountain Lake MBS

1887

4,843

Lenore Lake MBS

1925

7,481

Murray Lake MBS

1948

1,589

Neely Lake MBS

1952

346

Old Wives Lake MBS

1925

32,391

Opuntia Lake MBS

1952

1,391

Redberry Lake MBS

1925

5,271

Scent Grass Lake MBS

1948

647

Sutherland MBS

1924

130

Upper Rousay Lake MBS

1948

364

Val Marie Reservoir MBS

1948

431

Wascana Lake MB

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