The Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats
Since 1993, on these lands and flats, the WBT has been managing the North Shore's only wild bird sanctuary with 5km of trails, nursery, and nature house. Access to the site is free.
We acknowledge that The Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats is on the unceded lands and waters of the Tsleil-Waututh and Coast Salish People.
The site includes a 96-hectare intertidal area composed of mudflats and salt marsh. A 30-hectare upland area features deciduous and mixed forest, rough grassland, and freshwater marsh habitats. More than two hundred and fifty species of birds have been observed here to date.
Dogs are only on the East side of the Conservation Area (i.e. no dogs on/beyond the bridge).
There is a bike rack located adjacent to the greeter hut near the trail entrance.
These provide vital food sources for wildlife. Practice a “no trace” visit by taking away only photographs (and garbage).
Visit our website, or tag and follow us on social media for updates: @MaplewoodFlats.
The Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The entire trail network is wheelchair accessible, as are the washrooms.
Washrooms are available at the Greeter Hut and Corrigan Nature House during volunteer hours (typically on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays).
Vehicle parking is free. Please do not park in Environment Canada´s Staff Parking Area Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. You may use their parking area after 5:30 pm, on weekends, and on Statutory Holidays.
A Translink Bus stop is located on Dollarton Hwy just past the entrance to the site. Visit the Translink webpage for transit schedules. Our address is 2649 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 1B1.