Ecological Park

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Located on the southside of Cormorant Island, above town off Alder Road, adjacent to the municipal campground, the Alert Bay Ecological Park is the island's best birding spot. This fascinating piece of terrain borders a dense, sun-dappled forest with an open marsh area. A combination of marked hiking trails and a boardwalk make both areas easy to explore.

The Ecological Park's "Gator Gardens"

The marsh within the Park is locally referred to as "gator gardens" because the dead trees and swampy bottomland remind some of the Florida Everglades.


Big Tree Interpretive Trail

The forested section of Alert Bay Ecological Park features three woodland trails, one of them a marked and signed route known as the Big Tree Interpretive Trail. The route travels through a second-growth forest of hemlock and Sitka spruce.

More trails criss-cross the North West end of the Island. There is an excellent museum and cultural centre. Many real Totem Poles.

Amenities: 
Washrooms
View Point/Lookout
Benches
garbage_recycling
picnic_tables
close_to_medical_services
directional_markers
Dogs Allowed
City: 
ALERT BAY
Walk Surface: 
Gravel, cedar_chip, Boardwalk, Dirt
Region: 
Vancouver Island/South Coast
Walk Type: 
Looped Trail
Walk Ownership: 
Municipal
Activity / Use: 
joggers, mountain_bike_cyclists, dog_walkers
Distance (km): 
Up to 5km or more if you walk the coast trail to the North West
Wheelchair Accessibility: 
Yes
Wheelchair Signage: 
No