Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam's eastern boundary is a beautiful day use park consisting of grassy meadows, forests, a large lake and surrounding wetlands and a historic lodge.
Open year round, this 200 hectare Park offers many activities such as ten kilometres of hiking trails (map), lookouts over the lake, marshes and grasslands and picnic areas. The small, picturesque marsh is one of Minnekhada Region Park's biggest draws with its beautiful views of the mountains and forests and is home to dozens of species of birds and many animals. This joint project between the Greater Vancouver Regional District Parks Department and Ducks Unlimited was complete in 1983 to restore the marsh which is separated into an upper and lower section.
Another feature of the Park is Minnekhada Lodge - an elegant historic lodge which is open to the public most Sundays. The Lodge was built in 1934 by Lieutenant Governor Eric Hamber for hunting (it is also rumoured Queen Elizabeth spent time in the Lodge) and was acquired by the Greater Vancouver Regional District in 1984 for the enjoyment of the public. Minnekhada Regional Park now also encompasses Minnekhada Farm in 1995 which is currently closed to the public .
An ideal day trip in north-eastern Coquitlam, Minnekhada Regional Park provides an opportunity to hike around the marsh, enjoy the Park's five lookouts, its forested trails and explore its historic Minnekhada Lodge!
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Minnekhada Regional ParkFrom the Lougheed Highway go North on Coast Merdian Rd. Turn west onto Prarie Avenue and then North onto Cedar Drive and continue after it turns into Oliver Road. Signs will direct you into the Park which is North of Oliver Road. (There is also parking off Quarry Road)
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region