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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

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Address: 16160 Highway 12 East, Midland, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-526-7809
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Open year round, Wye Marsh is an excellent place to get outdoors and get...

Open year round, Wye Marsh is an excellent place to get outdoors and get close to nature. Situated on 3,000 acres of National and Provincial Wildlife Area, the centre is teaming with fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities. From trumpeter swans to painted turtles there is always something to see from the 25 km of trails and boardwalks. We also offer naturalist guided tours and programs that will take you into the marsh. We offer guided canoe/kayak tours, walks with a naturalist and equipment rentals (bike, ski and snowshoe) to further explore the marsh. Our interpretive centre has live reptiles and amphibians and birds of prey demonstrations. Throughout the year we run special events, workshops and speaker presentations. Escape, explore and experience nature at it's best with Wye Marsh.

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Great knowledgeable staff and all around awesome experience.

Love the Wye Marsh! The staff are super knowledgeable and lends to a great experience at the Marsh. Great for people of all ages. If you can make it to a birds of prey show... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love the Wye Marsh! The staff are super knowledgeable and lends to a great experience at the Marsh. Great for people of all ages. If you can make it to a birds of prey show, highly recommend! They have lots of events going on regularly and are dog friendly which we love!

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Thank Amanda W
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice trails. They have canoe trips with guides. Make sure you stay with your party and finish your walk and get out of the woods before dark. We booked a canoe trip and the guide was almost 15 minutes late. There is also a part where they keep owls and big birds in cages and I felt bad for them.... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always love visiting here, as a lover of walking and nature it is the ideal place. We have visited in the summer and winter, and last 2 times have fed the birds from our hands. A wonderful walk and very friendly, helpful staff 😊

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Thank Bunnie1383
WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

We are so thrilled to hear you enjoy your visits just as much as we do - thank you for your continued support we look forward to seeing you again soon! Even our Nuthatches have caught on to the hand feeding - so now not only are the chickadees demanding - but the nuthatches too! Cheers, Sara Street More 

Barrie, Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to take a family on a bit of a hike, but there is really not much to see. You could come here for the pancakes around Shrove Tuesday or you could come for the syrup, but just be advised that it is a small place with a lot of people depending on when you go.... More 

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WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the marsh - it sounds like you must have visited us during our Sweetwater Harvest Festival - that is definitely a busy weekend in March! I'm sorry to hear you felt that there wasn't much to see - if you get a chance to visit us again in the summer please join in on... More 

Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This year Wye Marsh has finally opened up in the evening with moonlight canoeing in October. There's no general admission and you must pre book and the openings are limited. The experience is amazing. We arrived at the marsh about six in the evening. There was a mixed group including parents with children. As the sun was setting we walked... More 

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WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our new Marsh by Moonlight tour! It was an exciting event for us and we are looking forward to trying it in the spring too! Thank you again! Kind Regards, Sara Street More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

What a treat to see nature so close....Bees in a cross section of a hive, a baby trumpeter swans, huge snapping turtles sunning themselves, the outdoor hike and the exhibits inside the pavilion....Time just flew by with so much to see.... The Boardwalk hike is a must do and we ran out of time for a canoe tour of the... More 

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WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit, we always feel that there is much to see and do - so when we have visitors that agree it always makes our day! Our boardwalk is a project that we are very proud of and it seems to be a big hit! Thank you... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I'd like to give 4.5 for Wye Marsh, with 4 for the attraction and 5 for the concept. It's a great idea to have a wildlife and nature reserve but it could have been better delivered. We love seeing birds and fish in the wild. However, we didn't see many species at Wye Marsh. The boardwalks are helpful but more... More 

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WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback we will certainly see if we can get permission and funds to install some additional towers/blinds and signs. It is always great to have feedback on the facility and we will ensure that we include it in our annual review of operations! Unfortunately if you visited in the month of September/October migration may... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I have not been to the Wye Marsh since I was a teenager who worked there. The trails are just as I remember. The marsh has grown so much that a lot of the views have overgrown and are no longer available. Don't get me wrong there is still a lot of great views but just not the ones I... More 

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WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us again after not having been to see us for awhile. It is always a welcome visit when we have past staff/volunteers visit us again! I'm sorry to hear that you felt the views weren't as good as you remember, hopefully you were able to see some new views that helped to create some new marsh... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the nature walk and the birds eat right out your hand. Seen lots of active animals and an awesome bird show with eagles and owls. I even got to hold a hawk!

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WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

I am so happy to hear that you were able to meet one of our educational ambassadors (birds of prey) up close and personal! I am also thrilled to hear that the chickadees were hungry and feeding right from your hand! Thank you for visiting us and sharing your thoughts! Kind regards, Sara Street - Executive Director. More 

Whitburn, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Didn't exactly see much wild life but had a good day anyway. The kayak tour was interesting and enjoyable.

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WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you didn't see much wildlife during your visit - if you visited in the month of September/October it can be a difficult time of year to see wildlife. Migration has begun so many bird species have already left and with the cooler nights the reptiles and amphibians aren't as active. But I am happy to hear that... More 

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