The Sheep Paddocks Trail was a popular pedestrian and cyclist trail in Colony Farm Regional Park that provided a key connection to the surrounding communities in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. Due to safety concerns that arose from erosion and regular flooding, the trail was closed and a new alignment was sought.
Decisions about policy, land use and activities for Colony Farm Regional Park are primarily guided by the following plans.
Trail Alignment and Route
Based on a consultant team’s 2013
Sheep Paddocks Trail Alignment Study (see publications box), the Metro Vancouver Board has directed staff to move forward with construction of a multi-use pedestrian and cycling trail linking the Traboulay PoCo Trail at Pitt River Road with Colony Farm’s Home Farm Dyke and Mundy Creek Trails.
Construction is underway and will happen intermittently in three phases over the next three years. This timeline is required to work within environmental regulations and to allow trail subsurface material to settle. In addition to 1.6 km of multi-use trail, riverbank protection along the Coquitlam River, streamside restoration planting and wetland enhancement are also part of this project.