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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

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16160 Highway 12 East, Midland, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-526-7809
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Wonderful afternoon activitiy with the kids

My family was in the area for another event (Pumpkin Inferno... also wonderful), and we stumbled... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dwayne H
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Try and schedule your visit at the time when the birds of prey are doing a 'show'. To see the owl... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Ridgeway, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“trumpeter swans” (18 reviews)
“canoe ride” (8 reviews)
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16160 Highway 12 East, Midland, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-526-7809
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family was in the area for another event (Pumpkin Inferno... also wonderful), and we stumbled across the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre while considering things to do in the afternoon. Suffice it to say, the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre was a wonderful place to spend...More

Thank Dwayne H
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Try and schedule your visit at the time when the birds of prey are doing a 'show'. To see the owl out of it's cage and to see the hawk take food out of your hand was terrific. Kids, of all ages, will love it....More

Thank MaggieM1221
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Great place to visit. We did 1-hr guided canoe tour. Very relaxing and peaceful nature. We also came in early, hence weather was great (nice sunny breeze) and not too many people (there were only 4 people on the tour plus 1 guide). We walked...More

Thank megazettai
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a really well done reserve and we did see one trumpeter... the trails are really well done and lots of shady places to bring out the patience and wait for a few sightings, sadly we were unlucky but that is the time of...More

Thank Ishbel_adventurer
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A less know treasure is the Wildflower gardens and the gardeners who are at work there every Thursday. They sell plants and give free advise. Take a canoe trip through the Marsh or even kayak which takes you in deeper. Children love to feed the...More

Thank Kay H
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place , pretty ,outdoorsy It's alot of walking so for us it was a bit harder but some views were worth it

Thank Charlenewr
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We popped in here after Saint Marie and the Hurons (right next door) before driving down to Toronto to fly home... I just wanted a bit more 'nature' and I wasn't disappointed! It was very quiet on the weekday we visited, and the two trails...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We hoped to see the trumpeter swans but saw a nice variety of frogs instead. The trail maps are not easy to follow, and a few more signs would have been helpful. We enjoyed the emphasis on native plants, however, and we certainly support the...More

Thank j9mitchell
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We had a nice hike through the woods and marshes in the morning. It was an over cast day that was threatening rain for most of our visit. The trails are well developed and marked. There are several blinds, viewing platforms and an observation tower...More

Thank Jay O
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely walk around the grounds after visiting the small but interactive visitor centre. Saw many frogs, painted turtles, various snakes, ducks, many wildflowers. The boardwalks throughout the marsh is very nice. The birds of Prey area was very interesting, enjoyed seeing a...More

Thank Diane K
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chris r
23 August 2016|
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Response from WyeMarsh | Property representative |
Hi Chris, Thank you for your question. Sam and Sonic (our snapping turtles) were originally illegally held in captivity by people that did not understand the rules about native wildlife, and as a result are not capable of... More
19 August 2016|
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Response from WyeMarsh | Property representative |
Hello Leo, We do allow dogs onsite. Dogs are permitted to be onsite while on a leash and we ask that you clean up after the dog and to stay on the trails - keep in mind we do have poison ivy here and although it is not a... More