Mud Bay Park
Visit Mud Bay Park's waterfront for a chance to see shorebirds in Canada's #1 Important Bird Area.
City parks are open for casual use. To minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission, stay home when sick, stay 2 metres apart, do not gather in groups, and wear a mask in crowded spaces. Spectators for outdoor sports are not permitted as per new public health orders.
More parking spaces are being added to the parking lot at Mud Bay Park in late summer 2020. The parking lot will remain partially open during construction.
Dawn until dusk
Mud Bay Park offers a scenic walk and a chance to see shorebirds and waterfowl in Canada's most valued Important Bird Area: Boundary Bay. The nature trail is nearly 3 kilometres long and takes about 1.5 hours to walk. Please note that the shoreline trails are closed to dogs, bikes, and horses from October 15 to April 15 to minimize impacts to sensitive shorebird habitat.
The park's most spectacular feature is its view of Boundary Bay, which transforms drastically at different times of day. At high tide, seals and loons can be seen in the waves. At low tide, the table is set for a shorebird's favourite feast when mudflats and eelgrass meadows are exposed to the air. Each year, hundreds of thousands of birds flock here for the great food and great company - some of them may even be heading to or from South America!
Make a day out of your visit to Mud Bay Park and explore further! Continue along the Dyke Trail to follow 20 kilometres of shoreline all the way to Boundary Bay Regional Park in Delta.
The City will be re-configuring the existing park parking lot to provide more parking spaces. Construction will occur in late summer 2020. The parking lot will remain partially open during construction.
Improvements are being planned for Mud Bay Park as part of the Mud Bay Foreshore Enhancements Setback Dyke project. This project is part of the first phase of implementation of the Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy (CFAS). The City is exploring the option of moving the existing perimeter dyke (and park trail) further inland, and adapting the area between the existing perimeter dyke and the new dyke into a coastal marsh. See more information on Mud Bay Foreshore Enhancements.