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Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam

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Minnekhada Regional Park is a natural park situated in northeast Coquitlam, British Columbia, alongside Pitt-Addington Marsh and the Pitt River. It is over 200 hectares in size, and features trails, rock knolls, abundant trees, birds and other wildlife. At the center of the park is the main marsh area, divided into upper and lower sections, divided by a dike and small footbridge.There are two main entrances to the park with parking facilities. The Quarry Road entrance serves as the primary trail access point for hikers and bird watchers. The Oliver Road entrance provides access to Minnekhada Lodge, as well as access to some of the trails. There is a secondary entrance in the northwest corner of the park, further north of the Quarry Road entrance, but there is no parking at this location.There are three primary trails through the park that follow an eastern trajectory towards the Pitt-Addington Marsh boundary: Quarry Trail Mid-Marsh Trail Lodge/Fern Trails There are five lookout points in the park. Of these, Low Knoll with its full view of the lower marsh, and High Knoll with its 600ft. elevation and view of the Pitt River and Pitt Meadows beyond, are among the most popular. A full perimeter trail hike through Quarry Trail, Fern Trail, and Lodge Trail covers a distance of 5.2 km (this does not include excursions to lookout points such as High Knoll and Low Knoll).Minnekhada Regional Park is a designated Wildlife Watch site.Minnekhada LodgeMinnekhada Lodge was built as a country retreat for hunting in 1934 by Lieutenant Governor Eric Hamber. It was donated to the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) by the provincial government in 1984. The rooms and grounds of the lodge are open to the public on many Sundays throughout the year.
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  • We went with my 1.5 y.o. WITHOUT a stroller and he made it all the way around the loop! so this place is suitable for young children :) Beware: we've spotted two beard on the road 5 min before the par...  more »
  • The park is somehow at the border Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, approx. 10 km from Coquitlam Centre. So if you want a break from the city noise this is the perfect spot to recharge your batteries. You...  more »
  • This is a beautiful BC park; a few bears, deer and other small wildlife share the trails some days. Enjoy!  more »
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  • Great trails with some built on top of old Beaver dams for quite a unique experience. Access to lookout areas and a picnic area near the Minnekhada Lodge. Lots of wildlife including beavers, Canadian Geese, goslings, and lots of other waterfowl and frogs etc. Well maintained park.
  • The is park and trail is amazing. The terrain changes during the hike which is awesome. It can get really muddy. The path down to the marsh is horrible. This needs to be fixed. I'm wondering if they can stock trout in the marsh, if so it would be a great place to fish.
  • Beautiful forest surrounds a lush green marsh. Very nice trails.
  • Easy hiking trails with great viewpoints.

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