Hamilton Marsh

Hamilton Wetlands and Forest Tour

Come visit the largest wetland in this area – Hamilton Wetlands and Forest.

The Wetland itself is 3 km’s long and 1/2 km wide.  It sits within 360 ha’s of forest.  You’ve probably driven by it a hundred times but not known it’s there! It’s located 5 minutes from Qualicum Beach.  Head out Memorial, go under Hwy 19 overpass, and turn right onto Hilliers Rd S. at the bottom of the hill. It’s about 1 km further on your left.

Volunteers from the Friends of French Creek Conservation Society, Ducks Unlimited Oceanside, Arrowsmith Naturalists, Arrowsmith Independent School, and NIWRA  will be on hand to provide guided tours of this amazing wetland. Check out the bug bingo and view birds at the dock.

Tours take place between 11am and 3pm, easy walking, dress in layers and don’t wear your good shoes. Please don’t bring dogs on the trail as it’s nesting season.

Did we mention there will be a draw with prizes courtesy of Ducks Unlimited Oceanside?

Visit our website and watch our stunning video www.hamilton-marsh.com

The Grade 4-7 students at Arrowsmith Independent School would love to share their knowledge of Hamilton Marsh Aquatic Life! 
Visit their “Bug Detective” exhibit, and try your hand at pond-dipping to see what kind of critters YOU can find! In Mid April, the insects and creepy crawlies are in full force in various stages of their life cycle. You may discover a giant pond beetle, or watch a dragonfly larvae climb out of the marsh and unfurl its wings! The Marsh is alive and well, so come out and discover all there is to see in this vibrant eco-system!
We appreciate the permission of the landowner Mosaic Forest Management for making this tour possible.

Peter Bremner with Scimitar Sports donated custom flags for Hamilton Marsh and always lends a tent for the bug show. We’re giving Scimitar Sports a shout out for custom corporate clothes, custom sports teams, and promotional tents flags and banners. Www.Scimitarsports.ca




Apr 15 2023


11:00 am - 3:00 pm




Hamilton Marsh
Hilliers Rd S, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2H9


Hamilton Marsh Team

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