The Kwakiutl First Nation, who owns the Resort, allows visitors to walk through as long as they check in first at the office and do nothing to disturb the environment.
Two other undeveloped viewing sites are located in the Cluxewe area - one in the marsh, accessible by trail from the Rupert Main logging road; the other known as "Bullock's Beach," accessible by trail from a nearby spur. A map with directions to these areas is available at the Cluxewe Resort office.
The majestic bald eagle can be seen all year, and at least two nest sites are found in the Cluxewe area. Great blue herons and kingfishers are also year round residents. Best viewing of waterfowl, including trumpeter swans, is late fall and winter. Many sea-based birds can also be viewed from the Cluxewe spit.
bears, black-tailed deer, river otters, mink, and bats are
common and occasionally wolves are seen. Cougars are in
the area but rarely visible. Marine mammals, including orca,
are sometimes viewed from the beach.
and coho salmon spawn August-October, massing and leaping
along the shore before entering the Cluxewe River.
Naturalist Lawrence Woodall offers wildlife, flora and fauna,
and historical tours. Contact Vancover