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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

The Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre in Tay, Ontario offers 1,214 hectares (3,000 acres) of national wildlife area and provincially significant wetlands. Its mission is to be a centre of excellence for wetlands research, interpretation and education based on the principle of stewardship and the importance of environmental awareness. Open 362 days a year, visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to discover raptors and reptiles, explore hiking, cross country ski and snowshoe on its trails, experience canoeing and kayaking through the marsh channels, and visit the observation tower, floating boardwalks, waterfowl monitoring platform, wildflower gardens, the bee house and so much more! But Wye Marsh is more than a tourist attraction. More than 6,000 students take part in educational programs every year, and the stewardship program initiatives include monitoring of wildlife populations and habitat conservation. As part of Digital Doors Open, check out their “at home activities” – including nature journaling, how to build a bee hotel, making sweet bannock, playing games, making masks, and much more. The Wye Marsh is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. but you are encouraged to check their website before visiting as some programming is not available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Video
  • Activities and games
  • Environment
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

16160 Highway 12 East
Midland, Ontario
Telephone: 705-526-7809
Email: info@wyemarsh.com
www.wyemarsh.com

Architecture

Year built: 1969
Landscape: Conservation area, Landscape, Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

Friday May 1 – Saturday October 31, 2020
Part of Digital Doors Open Simcoe County

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre 16160 Highway 12 East