Upcoming Events

June 22nd 2019 Open House

Join us for an Open House this Saturday, June 22nd, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Walk the grassland and forested trails. Peer into bird habitat on a wild foreshore. Look at the Native Plant Garden and Bee & Butterfly Garden. Take in the view of Kalamalka Lake and the valley from the viewing platform. Perhaps see a baby osprey peek out of its nest high in an old Doug fir. Located at 12408 Coldstream Creek Road. Park at Sovereign Park and walk over, or chance finding parking on the street. Bring binoculars and cameras but no pets, please! Open to the public, free or by donation.


Open House + Board and Volunteer Appreciation Reception

June 25th, 2017  

2-4 PM

The protection and care of Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary wouldn't be possible without a dedicated group of volunteers and the Board of Directors. From our educational volunteers, to our Fairy Gardenmothers, to the much-coveted Treasurer position, each person who contributes to Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary makes the sanctuary the beautiful place it is.

Recently, a group of volunteers spent hours of their own time and energy designing, sourcing materials, and building a viewing platform at the top of the property.

If you are a current or former volunteer or board member, or an interested member of the public, please feel welcome to join us on Sunday, June 25th, between 2 and 4 PM for a wander around the grounds and an informal reception on the new viewing platform.

Please call 250-542-5122 for more information.


Dock Replacement Fund Campaign

We're sad to announce that due to record lake water levels, persistent flooding conditions, and a big wind storm, the Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary dock did not weather the Spring 2017 season. 

The dock, originally built by the Bishop family, and replaced by caretakers Tom and Mary Collins, was a wonderful vantage point to take visitors, especially children, out on to the water to look back at the wild foreshore and all the bird habitat harboured there. 

The bird habitat is still there, and we've been instructed to leave the dock debris where it is to protect the shore line. Once the waters recede, we'll be in debris clean-up mode, and we'll explore our options for a dock replacement. It will be a significant expenditure to replace so we are starting to raise funds. You can donate online here to help fund for the new dock!





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