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​Tree work begins week of February 5​Tree work begins week of February 5<div class="ExternalClass35EA3B8A13E348DBBACF821354BA56DB"><div>Tree work is planned for several areas of the park. Visitors should expect intermittent, temporary closures along Fern and High Knoll trails; and at parking areas for Minnekhada Lodge, Quarry Road Entrance, and the north trailhead pullout. Work will start the week of February 5 and take a few weeks. Please follow posted safety signs and directions from work crew.<br></div></div>Minnekhada Regional Parksts4s://metrovancouver.org/attachmentUrl=https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/Lists/ParkAdvisories/Attachments/1318/MIN Tree Work_Jan2024_MAP.pdf
Expect detours and delays in getting to the parkExpect detours and delays in getting to the park<div class="ExternalClassC6F03C26A8F746268A52B19B1A23674E"><div>​The City of Coquitlam is working on a major project that includes sewer system improvements, environmental enhancements, and transportation upgrades. Although Victoria Drive and Cedar Drive are primarily affected, visitors heading to the park should expect to encounter detours, delays, and significant increases in construction traffic on all routes to the park. Work is expected to be ongoing until late 2023. Updates can be found at <a href="https://www.coquitlam.ca/920/Cedar-Drive-Upgrade-Project" target="_blank">Cedar Creek Upgrade Project</a>. For more information, email the Cedar Drive Project team at <a href="mailto:cedardrive@coquitlam.ca" target="_blank">​cedardrive@coquitlam.ca</a> or call 604-927-3515.<br></div></div>Minnekhada Regional Park

 

 

Minnekhada Regional ParkMinnekhada Regional ParkMinnekhada Regional Park<div class="ExternalClass0D4282717ED94AD599AC2992C4BB303E"><div><p>Forest, marsh and rocky outcrops make this regional park a gem to explore any time of year. Th​e network of quiet trails are great places to hike and watch for wildlife. It is also home to Minnekhada Lodge, a 1930s country estate with spectacular views of the Pitt River.</p></div></div>246192924https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/PublishingImages/Minnekhada.jpg, https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/PublishingImages/Minnekhada.jpg https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/PublishingImages/Minnekhada.jpg

 

 

Minnekhada Regional ParkGP0|#732f01c7-3203-4080-a710-fd3875d80b73;L0|#0732f01c7-3203-4080-a710-fd3875d80b73|Picnic Area;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#49cdde70-26fc-4a04-9515-0e4912543f4c;L0|#049cdde70-26fc-4a04-9515-0e4912543f4c|Reservable;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#fa3273cc-c453-47fa-a061-f6d8afc45766;L0|#0fa3273cc-c453-47fa-a061-f6d8afc45766|Dog Leash Required Trails;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#dee15a63-f74f-4991-9d95-b4b5f6a64db6;L0|#0dee15a63-f74f-4991-9d95-b4b5f6a64db6|Accessible;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#aff58497-abe6-4ae6-92bb-4757a8488aff;L0|#0aff58497-abe6-4ae6-92bb-4757a8488aff|Viewing Tower;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#64d8e368-ff10-4512-9ac8-def76589bfee;L0|#064d8e368-ff10-4512-9ac8-def76589bfee|View Point;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#814efeb2-a896-4e5d-81d9-c57337f0a14d;L0|#0814efeb2-a896-4e5d-81d9-c57337f0a14d|Heritage Site/Building;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#074e9b20-8623-4996-9eff-66ee300be8ee;L0|#0074e9b20-8623-4996-9eff-66ee300be8ee|Interpretive Exhibit;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e4;GP0|#25080aaf-eb40-4ba1-a9d6-c0915c7e6d38;L0|#025080aaf-eb40-4ba1-a9d6-c0915c7e6d38|Washroom;GTSet|#850077c1-afb0-49c9-a133-2c3df22499e410.202.3<div class="ExternalClassCA448D02EF914FEDB965F9C2F1E194CF"><p><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong>February 6 – March 7:</strong> 7:00 am – 6:00 pm​​<br><strong>March 8  </strong><strong>–</strong><strong> April 1:</strong> 7:00 am <strong>–</strong> 8:00 pm​<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass440CDDF5687C432D97A0EA5B53C2F8DB"><p>​There are a n​​umber of trails in Minnekhada Regional Park, including: <br></p><ul><li>Lodge Trail is about 2 km return from the Quarry Road Entrance. Mostly flat with excellent wildlife viewing along the Lower Marsh. Take a break at the small picnic area before returning, having a peek at Minnekhada Lodge, or continuing along Fern Trail.<br></li><li>Fern Trail is 2.7 km return from the small picnic area near the lodge. Rolling with some steep sections. Enjoy views of Pitt River and Addington Marsh from the Addington Lookout.<br></li></ul><p>To see all the​​ trails in the park, <a href="/services/regional-parks/Documents/minnekhada-park-map.pdf">view the park map</a>.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass10B61FA991E141A6AEEB6CE33F976A70"><div><p>​​There is no cycling on park trails. Cycling is only permitted on Oliver Road, the paved d​riveway to the lodge, and adjacent Pitt River dykes. Bike racks are located at the Quarry Road Entrance, the picnic area, and Minnekhada Lodge.<br></p></div></div><div class="ExternalClassADE4529847EA436790549B7E4B3F7971"><div> <div> <p>Dogs must be le​ashed and under control at all times. Dogs are not allowed in Minn​​ekhada Lodge. Please scoop your dog's poop and dispose of it properly. </p> <p><a href="/services/regional-parks/dogs-in-regional-parks">More on dogs in Me​tro Vancouver regional parks...</a></p></div></div></div><div class="ExternalClassA674D9DFAF1842E1ABB0811D8BF68F4B"><p><a href="/services/regional-parks/facility/minnekhada-lodge">Minnekhad​a L​​odge</a> <br>Minnekhada Lodge is open to the public on the first Sunday of the month and m​ost other Sundays, February through December, from 1 - 4 pm. </p></div><div class="ExternalClass673A044E031344CB84D9B912CDAC8C79"><p> <a href="/services/regional-parks/public-safety">Prepare for your visit​ to a regiona​l park before you leave home</a>.​<br></p><p> <strong>Be Bear Aware</strong><br>The park has extensive bear habitat and the animals that live here are wild and unpre​​dictable. Bears that become comfortable near people can become dangerous and may be destroyed. To help keep bears wild, Be Bear Aware:<br></p><ul><li>Never approach or feed a bear<br></li><li>Stay back 100 metres</li><li>Keep your dog leashed</li><li>Make noise as you go</li><li>Avoid wearing earbuds</li></ul><p></p><p>If you see a bear stay back at least 100 metres. If you encounter a bear, stay calm and slowly bac​​​k away. For more information about bears and safety, see <a href="/services/regional-parks/Documents/bears-in-metro-vancouver.pdf" target="_blank">Bears in Metro Vancouver</a> or visit <a href="https://wildsafebc.com/black-bear/">WildSafeBC</a>.<br></p> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClass521AC0137C814E12A7EB9C6C2FBE7E11"><p>This regional park was officially opened in 1981. Minnekhada Farm was added in 1995 but is currently closed to the public. Some farm buildings are occupied; please respect tenants' rights to privacy.</p> </div><div class="ExternalClass112836A9F4004D49B5A4D6E994DE1DCA"><p>The first floor of Minnekhada Lodge is wheelchair accessible, although the washrooms are not. The pit toilet at Quarry Road is wheelchair access​​ible, but some may have difficulty along the narrow path to the toilet and at the lip at the door. The picnic area near the lodge does not have any accessible tables and the pit toilet is not wheelchair accessible.</p> <p>​Trail Accessibility:</p> <p>Lodge Trail is s​​urfaced with loose gravel and has one steep slope (18% for 12 m) plus additional steep slopes of 12%.</p> <p>​Meado​​w Trail  is surfaced with loose gravel and has some steep slopes (14.3% for 9.4 m). Roots, rocks, and other obstacles may create a barrier for some users.<br></p> <p>Log W​​alk Trail is narrow with a packed dirt surface.</p> <p>Quarry Trail is narrow with a packed dirt surface and steep slopes.</p> <div class="ExternalClass15EA43CCCFA846DDA9C245A61B7FB3C3"> </div></div><div class="ExternalClass4BB8614E699F476DA7BAAAB83C937530"> <div class="ExternalClass8D272EF6EEF64972AD6AFAB1075F5F67"> <p><a href="/school-programs/regional-parks">School Field Trips Information </a><br><a href="/services/regional-parks/programs-and-events">Workshops & Community Group Field Trips Information</a></p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass6BBF87518A944F1BA7DFC305506659A5"> <p><strong>Contact Us</strong> </p><p>The cal​​endar fills quickly so please plan to register two months in advance of your preferred date. <a href="/school-programs/regional-parks">Book online</a> or call 604-432-6359 for more information. </p></div><div class="ExternalClassEA5510314FC944FD9358C18646EF0BE4"><div> <div> <p><strong>Minnekhada Park Association</strong> is active​ly involved in this regional park. For information or to get involved visit their <a href="http://www.minnekhada.ca/" target="_blank">website</a> or contact the <a href="mailto:trina.sakata@metrovancouver.org">Community Development Coordinator</a> at 604-520-6442.</p><div class="ExternalClass7FE1AD28B56240BBB08B9AAFE6C7526C"> </div></div></div></div>

 

 

Hiking trails surround a large marsh and meander through conifer forests in Minnekhada Regional Park.https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/MIN_High%20Knoll%202_jpg.jpgHiking trails surround a large marsh and meander through conifer forests in Minnekhada Regional Park.
Minnekhada Regional Park protects wetland habitats for many wildlife species.https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/IMG_3766_JPG.jpgMinnekhada Regional Park protects wetland habitats for many wildlife species.
Western toads live in Minnekhada Regional Park and migrate between wetland and forest habitats.https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/MIN%20Toad%20w%20ferns_BB_jpg.jpgWestern toads live in Minnekhada Regional Park and migrate between wetland and forest habitats.
All Minnekhada Regional Park trails are pedestrian only.https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/Minnekhada_0243_jpg.jpgAll Minnekhada Regional Park trails are pedestrian only.
Easier trails follow the marsh edge in Minnekhada Regional Park.https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/Minnekhada_0374_jpg.jpgEasier trails follow the marsh edge in Minnekhada Regional Park.
More challenging trails in Minnekhada Regional Park lead to Low Knoll and High Knoll.https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/Minnekhada_0315_jpg.jpgMore challenging trails in Minnekhada Regional Park lead to Low Knoll and High Knoll.
In Minnekhada Regional Park, some trails are rustic with rocky and uneven surfaces.https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/Minnekhada_0401_jpg.jpgIn Minnekhada Regional Park, some trails are rustic with rocky and uneven surfaces.
At Minnekhada Regional Park, cycling is only permitted on Oliver Road which connects to adjacent Pitt River dykes; and on the paved driveway to the lodge.https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/IMG_4579_JPG.jpgAt Minnekhada Regional Park, cycling is only permitted on Oliver Road which connects to adjacent Pitt River dykes; and on the paved driveway to the lodge.
Minnekhada Regional Park is also home to historic Minnekhada Lodgehttps://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/Minnekhada_0147_jpg.jpgMinnekhada Regional Park is also home to historic Minnekhada Lodge
Minnekhada Regional Park is scenic year round.https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/Minnekhada_0391_jpg.jpgMinnekhada Regional Park is scenic year round.
Minnekhada Marsh, a vibrant wetland, in Minnekhada Regional Park.https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/MIN%20wetland_JPG.jpgMinnekhada Marsh, a vibrant wetland, in Minnekhada Regional Park.
Picnic Area near Minnekhada Lodge in Minnekhada Regional Park.https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/Minnekhada_0128_jpg.jpgPicnic Area near Minnekhada Lodge in Minnekhada Regional Park.
Licorice fern, Minnekhada Regional Parkhttps://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/licorice%20fern%20in%20winter_jpg.jpgLicorice fern, Minnekhada Regional Park
Metro Vancouver park interpreters provide nature activities, guided walks and events year round at many sites, including Minnekhada Regional Park.https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/ParkPhotos/_t/welcome%20tent%20Melissa_jpg.jpgMetro Vancouver park interpreters provide nature activities, guided walks and events year round at many sites, including Minnekhada Regional Park.

 

 

 

 

​Tree work begins week of February 5​Tree work begins week of February 5<div class="ExternalClass35EA3B8A13E348DBBACF821354BA56DB"><div>Tree work is planned for several areas of the park. Visitors should expect intermittent, temporary closures along Fern and High Knoll trails; and at parking areas for Minnekhada Lodge, Quarry Road Entrance, and the north trailhead pullout. Work will start the week of February 5 and take a few weeks. Please follow posted safety signs and directions from work crew.<br></div></div>Minnekhada Regional Parksts4s://metrovancouver.org/attachmentUrl=https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/Lists/ParkAdvisories/Attachments/1318/MIN Tree Work_Jan2024_MAP.pdf
Expect detours and delays in getting to the parkExpect detours and delays in getting to the park<div class="ExternalClassC6F03C26A8F746268A52B19B1A23674E"><div>​The City of Coquitlam is working on a major project that includes sewer system improvements, environmental enhancements, and transportation upgrades. Although Victoria Drive and Cedar Drive are primarily affected, visitors heading to the park should expect to encounter detours, delays, and significant increases in construction traffic on all routes to the park. Work is expected to be ongoing until late 2023. Updates can be found at <a href="https://www.coquitlam.ca/920/Cedar-Drive-Upgrade-Project" target="_blank">Cedar Creek Upgrade Project</a>. For more information, email the Cedar Drive Project team at <a href="mailto:cedardrive@coquitlam.ca" target="_blank">​cedardrive@coquitlam.ca</a> or call 604-927-3515.<br></div></div>Minnekhada Regional Park

 

 

Minnekhada Regional Parkhttps://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/PublishingImages/Logos/MinnekhadaRP.png, Minnekhadahttps://www.google.com/maps/place/Minnekhada+Regional+Park/@49.2997156,,-122.7089088,,464m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xeb5c6b5a68343357!8m2!3d49.2991699!4d-122.6990919, http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=49.29306171540,+-122.70027301900&sll=49.12227,-122.300807&sspn=0.010588,0.027831&ie=UTF8&z=16https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/Documents/minnekhada-park-map.pdf, https://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/documents/MinnekhadaParkMap.pdfhttps://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/Documents/minnekhada-regional-park-trail-brochure.pdf, Brochureregionalparks.info@metrovancouver.org604-520-6442Central Area Office

 

 

 

 

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