Migratory Bird Sanctuary Boundary

Victoria Harbour Bird Sanctuary

The heavy black line on the map indicates the outer boundary of the "Victoria Harbour Bird Sanctuary," established in 1923. The inner boundary follows the shoreline and includes all beaches from Ten Mile Point to Esquimalt. The Canadian Wildlife Service notified the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority in 2008 that the electronic sound device installed by the GVHA to scare gulls off the Ogden Point Pier A warehouse roof was not appropriate in the sanctuary because other birds would be disturbed. The City of Victoria's off-leash dog area on Gonzales Beach is also in direct conflict with protecting birds. (National Resources Canada map 92 B/6, Edition 6)