Buttertubs Marsh is an oasis of stillness and birdsong, just minutes from downtown.
There is a beautiful 2.4 km loop of wide trail (with narrow gates to prevent motorized vehicles) around a body of water buzzing with activity. There are viewing platforms for watching the wetland's denizens. This is a bird sanctuary, and it also has turtles!
My favourite subdivision near Buttertubs is the Garner Crescent area on the hill looking south and west over the marsh to Mount Benson - it's a stunning view! The newer Hawthorne neighbourhood is also close to the marsh, and many homes have great mountain views.
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