A hidden gem of a wetland located ten minutes from Qualicum Beach.
Hamilton Marsh is privately owned by Island Timberlands.
The 36 ha wetland is surrounded by 360 ha of amazing forest.
It’s the largest body of water in the French Creek Watershed and also contributes to the Qualicum Beach Watershed.
It’s the largest waterfowl brood marsh between Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Cumberland.
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.