Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam

The picturesque Lower Marsh in Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, British Columbia was revived by a project with Ducks Unlimited Canada in 1983 and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Today, hikers can admire the Park's beautiful surroundings from its many trails and visit Minnekhada's unique points of interest. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

View across Lower Marsh from Lodge Trail in Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam, British Columbia.

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Type:

Park

Season:

All Seasons

Weather:

All Weather

Time:

3 hours

Cost:

Free

What to bring:

Camera, Binoculars, Sense of Curiosity, Drink, Hiking Boots, Bird Book

Minnekhada Region Park (Minnekhada is a Sioux word meaning “water rattling by") is a 200 hectare park located in north-eastern Coquitlam not far from the Pitt River. Inside the Park visitors can enjoy over ten kilometres of trail, its upper and lower marshes, one of five lookouts and the historic Minnekhada Lodge which was built in 1934 by Canada's Lieutenant Governor Eric Hamber and also was visited by Queen Elizabeth! Come visit this picturesque Coquitlam Park and enjoy its many unique amenities.

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!

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There are over ten kilometres of trails for hikers to enjoy throughout Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, British Columbia which weave along the marshes, lakes and forests in this 200 hectare park. These trails offer spectacular views of the Park and surrounding region and are also frequented by birds and other wildlife.
Minnekhada Lodge located within Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, British Columbia is a beautiful wood and brick building which was constructed in 1934 as a hunting lodge for Lieutenant Governor Eric Hamber. Today, the Lodge is a popular site for events and is open to the public most Sundays throughout the year.
Built in 1934, Minnekhada Lodge located in Minnekhada Regional Park in north-eastern Coquitlam, British Columbia is an elegant historic two story building which was constructed as a hunting lodge by Lieutenant Governor Eric Hamber. Once visited by Queen Elizabeth, the building is a popular venue for events and can also be explored by the public most Sundays throughout the year.
The Lodge Trail which runs along the Lower Marsh in Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, British Columbia offers stunning views of the water, surrounding mountains and forests which make this north-eastern Coquitlam park a popular site. Hikers can also enjoy the Park's other sites such as the Lodge, its gardens and its many lookouts.
Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, British Columbia offers hiking trails, lookouts, bridges, dykes and beautiful views throughout the year.


Location of Minnekhada Regional Park

Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Minnekhada Regional Park

From 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)


Map of Coquitlam

Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region

Things to do in Coquitlam

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