Welcome to

Hamilton Marsh



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





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 :

Where is Hamilton Marsh?