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Elgin Heritage Park Located on the banks of the Nicomekl River, Elgin Heritage Park is a natural and historical treasure. The park is an important place for migratory birds and is the site where the Stewart family once operated a thriving farm as pioneers in Surrey. The park is located along the Pacific Flyway, an aerial “highway” for migrating birds. Thousands of birds visit Elgin Heritage Park each spring and fall, feasting and resting on the banks of the Nicomekl River as they break from their travels. The water level changes with the tides twice a day because the river is so close to the ocean; otters, seals, and a variety of shorebirds visit as a result. The river was historically used as a transportation route by Indigenous people and settlers alike; today you may see kayakers enjoying a paddle on the river. Who else might you see? Owls! Catch a glimpse of a Barn Owl near the mini-barn built especially for them. Search high in the trees for signs of Great Horned Owls who have also been known to frequent the park. Don’t forget your binoculars! Trails wind through marsh, forest, and meadow; across boardwalks; along the river; and past the Historic Stewart Farm. The trails at Elgin Heritage Park are primarily wide, gravel trails. Please note that the east part of the dyke walkway is shared with the Nico-Wynd golf course; for your safety please observe the signage.

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