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Boundary Bay is situated on the Pacificmarker coast of North America on the border between the Canadianmarker province of British Columbiamarker and the U.S.marker state of Washingtonmarker.

To the north and west, Boundary Bay is bounded by the municipality of Delta. The communities of Beach Grove and Boundary Bay (both situated within Delta) are to the west, while rural East Delta is to the north. Along the eastern shore are Crescent Beach and Ocean Park in the City of Surreymarker; further south-east, White Rockmarker and the Semiahmoo First Nationmarker's reserve in BC and Blainemarker in Washington State.

The eastern section of Boundary Bay, straddling the US/Canada border and adjacent to White Rock and Blaine is know as Semiahmoo Baymarker; Blaine's Drayton Harbor opens into it. The northern tip of Boundary Bay is known as Mud Bay.

The main rivers flowing into the bay are the Nicomekl and Serpentine Rivers falling into Mud Bay, the Campbell River falling into Semiahmoo Bay, and California Creek and Dakota Creek falling into Drayton Harbor.
A heron wading in Boundary Bay near the mouth of the Campbell River (just south of White Rock)
It is an important stop for birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway, particularly for Western Sandpiper and Dunlin, and has been designated a Hemisphere Reserve by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network and a Canadian Important Bird Area. The mudflats, extensive eel grass beds and salt marshes support a rich population of marine invertebrates which are an important source of energy for migrating shorebirds. During migration times the bird count in the bay may exceed 100,000. [127862]

The area is also used for recreational boating and includes park area and beaches. Pollution and industrial activity in the area pose potential threats to wildlife. The Boundary Bay Airportmarker, on its north flank, is used by small aircraft and has been the setting for various film shoots.

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