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Birsay Location: Trails located around Luck Lake, 10km W of Birsay or 10km NE of Lucky Lake.
Hiking Trails
Hiking Trails
Covering an area of 6,000 wetland acres and 800 upland acres, the Luck Lake Heritage Marsh provides excellent opportunities to view wildlife. In fact, more than 200 species of migratory birds and 35 species of butterflies have been observed in the area, along with numerous other bird and animal species.

There are four key points of access to the area. The west dyke, which bisects the main wetland and is suitable for vehicle traffic, can be accessed from the N by travelling 9.6km W of the hamlet of Birsay on Grid Rd 646 and 1.5km S to the dyke. Please note that northern access is restricted between early Aug and the end of harvest to allow for the operation of the waterfowl feeding pad.

To access the W dyke from the S, travel 7.4km SW of Birsay on Grid Hwy 45 to the former village of Tullis. Continue 2.4km W along the seasonal road, and another 2km NW to the dyke road, where a display map and dedication site is located.

To access the eastern-most basin of the marsh, travel 4.8km W of Birsay and 2km S. You may also access the other side of the eastern dike by continuing another 2km around the eastern edge of the marsh.

The best time to view prairie waterfowl species is between mid-Apr and early Jun. Migrating shorebirds are common between mid-May and early Jun and again from mid-Jul to mid-Aug. The peak time to see large numbers of snow geese, sandhill cranes, tundra swans, and other migratory birds is between early Sep and mid-Oct.

Open Year Round

Nearby Attractions

Area amenities include: accommodations, community centre, airport, campground, laundromat, gas station, restaurant and grocery store.

Trail Stats

  • Length : 6km (west dyke), 2.5km (east dyke), plus additional trails
  • Difficulty : Beginner to Intermediate
  • Surface : Natural terrain, dykes and seasonal roads
  • Environment : Mixed Grassland Ecoregion - marsh; migratory bird staging area

Trail Activities

  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Birdwatching

Additional Trail Information

  • Backcountry
  • Parking at trailhead
  • Interpretive signs at trailhead
  • Self-guided nature trail