This year, Victoria’s fluffiest little patrons will be getting some assistance in their travels from the harbour to the boardwalk.
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority just completed the installation of six new duckling ramps at the organization’s four Inner Harbour marinas.
The project was undertaken by the GVHA after a local resident pointed out the lack of duckling ramps in the Inner Harbour, and the ensuing difficulties faced by baby ducks accompanying their parents during migration each spring.
These ducklings often get stuck while attempting to bridge the gap between the water and the boardwalk.
“To be proactive and assist with the 2019 flock, GVHA staff worked with community organizations including the City of Victoria, BC SPCA Wild ARC, and the Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary to collect intel and implement best practices, which led to the creation and installation of new ramps,” said the GVHA in a statement.
Now we know where to go to spot the first baby ducks of the season!