Visit The Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats

The North Shore's only wild bird sanctuary

We acknowledge that The Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats is on the unceded lands and waters of the Tsleil-Waututh and Coast Salish Peoples.

West Pond by John Lowman 

Things to Do At Maplewood flats

The Conservation Area invites exploration and discovery.

You will find a wonderful diversity of life, from the simplest organisms to the most complex. All are linked together in food webs built upon a foundation of green plants that capture the sun’s energy to create the fuel necessary for all animal life. We all share these precious resources of space, air, food and water.

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Self-Guided Tour

Maplewood Flats is open for bird watching or just enjoying walking through the trails.
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NATURE WALKS

We run a variety of walks and tours throughout the year.
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EXHIBITS

We host a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits at the site.
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EVENTS

We hold a wide variety of events throughout the year, including nature walks, workshops, and more…

A collaborative path towards conservation and reconciliation

Maplewood Flats Conservation Area is situated within the traditional and unceded territory of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. The area has been occupied by Tsleil-Waututh and Coast Salish People since time immemorial. Prior to settler contact and industrialization, the region featured contiguous mudflats across Burrard Inlet.

Adjacent to Maplewood Flats is the TWN community and village site, as well as resource harvesting sites such as an ancient fish weir located on the mudflats. The mudflats provided food security for the TWN and were managed for fish, shellfish, waterfowl and other resources.

The Indigenous knowledge of wild birds and Coast Salish culture in this public space signals a collaborative path forward where the local ways of knowing are honoured and shared in culturally appropriate ways. In this way, Maplewood Flats’ programs connect Coast Salish culture with the greater Vancouver public and promotes reconciliation and redress.

Maplewood Flats Conservation Area is situated within the traditional and unceded territory of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. The area has been occupied by Tsleil-Waututh and Coast Salish People since time immemorial. Prior to settler contact and industrialization, the region featured contiguous mudflats across Burrard Inlet.

Adjacent to Maplewood Flats is the TWN community and village site, as well as resource harvesting sites such as an ancient fish weir located on the mudflats. The mudflats provided food security for the TWN and were managed for fish, shellfish, waterfowl and other resources.

The Indigenous knowledge of wild birds and Coast Salish culture in this public space signals a collaborative path forward where the local ways of knowing are honoured and shared in culturally appropriate ways. In this way, Maplewood Flats’ programs connect Coast Salish culture with the greater Vancouver public and promotes reconciliation and redress.
Great Blue Heron by James Harry (Tsleil-Waututh)
Plant Walk with Senaqwila Wyss

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Head Office

The Conservation Area
at Maplewood Flats
2649 Dollarton Highway,
North Vancouver, BC, V7H 1B1

(2km from Second Narrows Bridge)

hours

Office: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm 

Conservation Area: Open 24 hours

Contact

Phone

Phone : + 1 604-929-2379

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