Welcome to

Hamilton Marsh



A hidden gem of a wetland located ten minutes from Qualicum Beach.






“To conserve, protect, and maintain the ecological integrity of  360 hectares that consist of the Hamilton Wetlands and Forest.”

Hamilton Marsh

Quick Facts:

  • Hamilton Marsh is privately owned by Island Timberlands.

  • The 36 ha wetland sits within 360 ha of amazing forest.

  • It’s the largest body of water in the French Creek Watershed and is connected to Beach and Grandon Creek watersheds in Qualicum Beach.

  • It’s the largest waterfowl brood marsh between Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Cumberland on Central Vancouver Island

  • It’s home to several red and blue listed species and many varieties of dragonfly.

  • For 50 years (with at least 3 owners) local residents have tried to have it conserved with no luck.

Watch our short 6 minute video to understand the importance of Hamilton Marsh :

Dax Dasilva visits Hamilton Marsh:

Dax Dasilva is the Founder of Age of Union and Founder and Executive Chair of tech company Lightspeed Commerce. With its debut as a book in 2019 and its evolution into an environmental alliance in 2021, Age of Union brings together leadership, culture, spirituality, and environmental guardianship to support and inspire the impactful changemakers that our world needs now.
Dax Dasilva’s contributions towards preserving the French Creek Estuary was amazing. Hardworking volunteers were so appreciative of his generosity in contributing a $1 M gift toward conservation of the estuary land. He has a heart for nature and full awareness that we share this planet and its ecosystems with wildlife. Lynne Brookes well known local environmentalist and member of the Hamilton Marsh Committee, shared her knowledge with him.
Video provided courtesy of the Save Estuary Land Society and videographer Karissa Chandrakate.


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