The park encompasses a sandy spit (sand bar, jetty) on the coastline of Boundary Bay surrounded by mud flats and marsh like conditions ideal for migrating birds and birdwatching.
The Blackie Spit Park is a stopping gap for migrating and seasonal birds because of the ideal tidal environment and feeding grounds. The park is considered one of the better birding sites in the region for shore birds and marine birds. There have been over 200+ bird species sighted in the park.
Other activities enjoyed in the park include hiking, swimming, picnicking and sightseeing. On some days one can sightsee seals and their pups basking in the sun on the sand bars in the park.
A section of the salt marsh eco system is open to the public and explored by walking trails and another section is off limits to the public and is considered protected parkland. This section is called the Savenye Environmentally Sensitive Area.
The gravel trails in the park lead to the sandy point and to some great views of the surrounding area. One can enjoy views of Burnaby, Boundary Bay, Delta and the Cascade Mountain Range. There are also views of kayakers, boats and sailboats.
The main walking trail leads out to the point of the spit and then circles back to the parking area. For a longer walk the trail gives you the option of continuing along the shoreline connecting to Dunsmuir Gardens near a pump house. Complete the loop trail by following the railway tracks to Beecher Street and then follow the Sea Wall passing Crescent Beach back to Blackie Spit Park.
The Blackie Spit Park is a great day trip with many pluses like sandy sunbathing beaches, off-leash dog area, swimming beach, picnic day use area, washrooms, gardens and close proximity to Crescent Beach.