Buttertubs Marsh

Vancouver Island University (VIU) has operated a bird monitoring and banding project at Buttertubs West Marsh since 2013, in partnership with the City of Nanaimo and Ducks Unlimited Canada.


The property 27-hectare Buttertubs West Marsh property, located west of the Buttertubs Marsh Conservation Area and east of the Nanaimo Parkway, encompasses a mixture of ecosystem types, including marsh and shallow water, riparian areas, upland forest and old-field habitats.  Altogether, the Buttertubs West Marsh and adjacent Buttertubs Marsh represent approximately 53 hectares of productive parkland habitat with significant ecological value.