Blackie Spit Park Visit Blackie Spit Park to enjoy unique views of Boundary Bay and the North Shore Mountains. The park is located at the tip of Crescent Beach where a sandspit extends into Mud Bay. Trails lead you through meadows, along shorelines, and along the dyke to Dunsmuir Community Gardens. Long before settlers arrived, Indigenous Coast Salish people collected food, rested, and repaired tools here. Later, it was the site of a prosperous oyster company. Many of the leftover pilings have a new purpose – providing perches and homes for birds. Bring your binoculars, a field guide, and a sense of adventure – who knows what you might see! Twice a year, Blackie Spit Park is a rest stop for over 300 species of migratory birds moving between southern wintering sites and northern summer breeding grounds. Year-round, a variety of birds bring sights and sounds; listen for Red-winged Blackbirds calling out or spot a hummingbird taking a pause in the treetops. If you’re lucky, you might even spot harbour seals or other marine mammals in the water. With so much important bird habitat, parts of the park are designated as Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA). Did you know that many birds nest on the ground? Killdeer and Savannah Sparrows are just two examples of birds whose clutches (groups of eggs) are vulnerable to disturbance. Please take care when you visit the ESA and always stay on trails. Dogs and bikes are not permitted in these areas. As an alternative, Blackie Spit Park has two off-leash areas for your furry friends to enjoy!