Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre will be closed until further notice. There is no access to the Wye Marsh Centre or trail system during this time. The Centre will be staffed to provide animal care and facility maintenance as required.
This is a precautionary action with the well being of staff, volunteers, members, and patrons in mind.
Thank you for understanding.
Escape, Explore, Experience
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
The Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre is located on 3,000 acres of Provincially Significant Wetlands and woodlands in Tay, Ontario in the Heart of Georgian Bay. Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to discover raptors & reptiles in our interpretive display hall, explore our hiking, cross country ski & snowshoeing trails, experience canoeing & kayaking on a guided tour through the marsh channels, visit the observation tower, floating boardwalks, waterfowl monitoring platform, wildflower gardens, the bee house and so much more. We offer a variety of guided programming, both drop-in & pre-registered, from guided walks to mocassin making workshops.
We are open 362 days of the year. Join us today!
Trails are open from 9:00am-4:00pm, and the Visitor Centre is open from 9:00am-5:00pm.
Wye Marsh Nature Centre's Interpretive Centre offers educational displays showcasing the natural & cultural history of the Wye Marsh. It is home to a variety of native snakes & turtles and features information on current topics/issues regarding stewardship.
Over 25km of Trails
Within the Wye Marsh there are over 25km of trails to explore year round. Hike, paddle, ski or snowshoe this unique landscape and experience the flora and fauna that resides in the marsh.
Important Birding Area & Waterfowl Monitoring Station
Encompassing wetlands and woodlands, Wye Marsh offers diverse habitat to many differnt birds. We are a designated Important Birding Area. At our Waterfowl Monitoring Station take a look for a Trumpeter Swan. These elegant birds were brought back from the brink of extinction through the hard work of the Trumpeter Swan Reintroduction Program.
Birds of Prey Field
Our Birds of Prey field is home to owls, hawks, a turkey vulture and a bald eagle. These beautiful birds are no longer able to survive in the wild and need our care. They act as Educational Animal Ambassadors about their species.