The Elizabeth Hall Wetlands, a Preservation Area, is located on the west side of the river and is nestled between the Oldman River and golf course. This is a nature interpretation park with information kiosks and observation points located throughout. Guests to the park can take a self guided tour by following the trail system. The trails are a combination of paved and shale and are wheelchair accessible (with some assistance). For those interested in bird watching you will find a bird blind with information about the wide variety of birds, like geese, ducks, raptors, songbirds, and shoreline birds that you may find throughout the park.
This Nature Reserve is also home to a large variety of other animals like beavers, muskrats, and western painted turtles and if you look really closely you may also see the odd fish or two. There is a dock located on the oxbow lake (formed when the streambed changed and the ends of the streambed filled with soil and sediment and thus damning the area) to allow for better viewing.
There are a few rules associated with designated nature reserve:
- Bikes or dogs are not permitted
- Picking or removing vegetation is not permitted
- Fires and camping are not permitted
The wetlands are a great spot for walking, bird watching and photography. If you are looking to escape the city but don’t want to travel far, the wetlands are the spot for you. With beautiful forests, an abundance of wildlife in natural habitats, scenic views of the river and high level bridge, the wetlands are one of the most rustically beautiful parks in the city.
Click here for a printable version of the Elizabeth Hall Wetlands features.
Click here to learn about the history of the Elizabeth Hall Wetlands.
Entrance located just off Bridge Drive
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