Blackie Spit is one of the best bird watching areas in Canada with almost 200 species of birds recorded in a calendar year. The park is managed as a wildlife conservation area and habitat enhancement activities are ongoing throughout the park.
The sand bars are a favourite resting place for Harbour Seals and their pups. The sandy spit, surrounded by tidal marsh and eelgrass beds, is an important stop for migrating and wintering waterfowl and shorebirds, as they make their way up and down the coastline of North and South America. Fall migrants start arriving in late August and September. Spring migrants start arriving in mid-March and are generally gone by the end of May.
Trail Round Trip:
Approximately 5 km. Allow 2 hours.
How to Get There:
Take King George Highway, turn west onto Crescent Road. Proceed down the hill, across the railroad tracks, right onto Sullivan Street, then right onto McBride Avenue and out to the spit for parking.