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Colony Farm Regional ParkColony Farm Regional Park2203187868001http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/PublishingImages/ColonyFarmgarden_photo1.gif

 

 

Colony Farm photo1http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/ColonyFarm-photo1_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2927&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosColony Farm photo1The labryinth is one of the attractions featured at Mid-summer Fete, held annually at Colony Farm Regional Park
Colony Farm photo2http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/ColonyFarm-photo2_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2930&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosColony Farm photo2Colourful flowers abound in the summer gardens at Colony Farm Regional Park
Colony Farm photo3http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/ColonyFarm-photo3_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2932&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosColony Farm photo3Colony Farm Regional Park offers wonderful trails for biking and walking
Colony Farm photo4http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/ColonyFarm-photo4_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2934&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosColony Farm photo4Fall harvest in the community gardens at Colony Farm
Colony Farm photo5http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/ColonyFarm-photo5_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2936&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosColony Farm photo5Midsummer Fete is an annual festival celebrating art, music and food
ColonyFarm-photo10http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/ColonyFarm-photo10_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2929&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosColonyFarm-photo10Midsummer Fete builds awareness of the importance of food and farming. Honeybees are important pollinators and contribute to regional biodiversity.
ColonyFarm-photo11http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/ColonyFarm-photo11_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2931&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosColonyFarm-photo11Pheasant reported sighted in Colon Farm Regional Park during Midsummer Fete.
ColonyFarm-photo6http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/ColonyFarm-photo6_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2933&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosColonyFarm-photo6Colony Farm is the site of Midsummer Fete, an annual summer fair held in collaboration with Public Dreams Society
ColonyFarm-photo7http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/_t/ColonyFarm-photo7_jpg.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPhotos/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2935&RootFolder=/services/parks/ParksPhotosColonyFarm-photo7Midsummer Fete draws out the creative side of community gardening.

 

 

-122.80108049.2415682203187868001http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/PublishingImages/ColonyFarmgarden_photo1.gifTrueFalseFalseFalseFalseFalseFalseFalseFalseFalseFalseFalseFalseFalseTrueFalseFalseFalseFalseFalse8.706.5http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=49.23961423590http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPublications/ColonyFarmParkMap.pdfFalseTrueFalseFalseFalseFalseFalseFalseMetro Vancouver Regional Parks Central Area Office: 604-520-6442<div class="ExternalClassACA9EE19296B4E42B5017963E8E7E3B4"> <div class="ExternalClassFD3666EA78154848BA00E641431A5CEF">The washroom building can be accessed with a wheelchair. Most of the pathways throughout the community garden are grass and may be difficult for some to use. </div> <div class="ExternalClassFD3666EA78154848BA00E641431A5CEF"> </div> <div class="ExternalClassFD3666EA78154848BA00E641431A5CEF"><strong>Trail Accessibility:</strong></div> <div class="ExternalClassFD3666EA78154848BA00E641431A5CEF"><strong></strong> </div> <div class="ExternalClassFD3666EA78154848BA00E641431A5CEF"><strong>Home Farm Dyke Trail </strong>- most of the 1.8 km trail is 7mm crushed rock (firm). At the north end junction, where Home Farm meets up with Mundy Creek Trail, the surface is loose gravel.  The surface at the start of Home Farm Dyke Trail via the roadway, up to main dyke trails, is gravel. Generally the trail has gentle slopes (< 5%); some areas have potholes.</div> <div class="ExternalClassFD3666EA78154848BA00E641431A5CEF"> </div> <div class="ExternalClassFD3666EA78154848BA00E641431A5CEF"><strong>Wilson Farm Dyke Trail</strong> is a 0.9 km trail, with a semi-firm surface with some softer sections with loose gravel. There is a small threshold on the bridge to get to Wilson Farm Dyke Trail from Garden Trail. The junctions of Wilson Farm Dyke Trail at Millennium Bridge and Pumphouse Trail have gravel surfaces. Both eastern exits of the trail via Pumphouse Trail and Northeast Wilson Farm Dyke, up to Shaughnessey, have steep slopes up to 24.3%. The exit via PoCo Trail is flat, but with a gravel surface.</div> <div class="ExternalClassFD3666EA78154848BA00E641431A5CEF"> </div> <div class="ExternalClassFD3666EA78154848BA00E641431A5CEF"><strong>Garden Trail </strong>has some loose gravel, several steeper slopes up to 14% for 2.3 m, and the trail narrows to less than 810 mm in some sections due to encroaching grass. The trail ends at bridge with one step on both sides, and stairs on the east side of the bridge.</div> <div class="ExternalClassFD3666EA78154848BA00E641431A5CEF"> </div> <div class="ExternalClassFD3666EA78154848BA00E641431A5CEF"><strong>Mundy Creek Trail</strong> has a semi-firm surface with loose gravel is some areas. Some slopes are greater than 10% and the trail narrows to less than 810 mm in some areas. There are steep slopes (up to 19%) for 5 m on the east and west ends of the trail.</div> <div class="ExternalClassFD3666EA78154848BA00E641431A5CEF"> </div> <div class="ExternalClassFD3666EA78154848BA00E641431A5CEF"><strong>Colony Farm Road Trail </strong>has some steep slopes (18%) for up to 5 m. The trail is flat until it reaches the north end at Mundy Creek Parking lot. The trail is surfaced with coarse gravel and is soft/loose in some areas. The path also narrows to less than 810 mm in some areas and may become muddy when wet.</div> <div class="ExternalClassFD3666EA78154848BA00E641431A5CEF"> </div></div><div class="ExternalClass4432FC6DA6194FA28784A5BC6A264E34"> <div>Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and under control at all times. Dogs are not allowed in the park's Wildlife Habitat Areas. Please scoop up your dog's poop and dispose of it properly.</div><div> </div><div><a href="/services/parks/learn/bylaws-and-policies/dogs/Pages/default.aspx">More on Dogs in Metro Vancouver regional parks...</a></div></div><div class="ExternalClass3E0928B428E34FC998C550F24961FEAA"><strong>Colony Farm Regional Park Tidal Flow Restoration and Habitat Enhancement Project - UPDATE</strong></div> <div class="ExternalClass3E0928B428E34FC998C550F24961FEAA">This project, completed on the Wilson Farm portion of the park, was designed to restore tidal flows, enhance ecosystem productivity, and create fish access from the Coquitlam River. It has been monitored for two years to determine its effectiveness. Researchers found more species of fish using the watercourses than prior to construction; and significant use by juvenile Chinook, chum, coho and pink salmon. View the full reports to find out more.</div><div class="ExternalClass3E0928B428E34FC998C550F24961FEAA"> </div><ul><li><div class="ExternalClass3E0928B428E34FC998C550F24961FEAA"><a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/WilsonFarmYear1monitoringReport.pdf">Wilson Farm Habitat Enhancement - Year 1 Report (2012)</a></div></li><li><div class="ExternalClass3E0928B428E34FC998C550F24961FEAA"><a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/WilsonFarmYear2MonitoringReport.pdf">Wilson Farm Habitat Enhancement - Year 2 Report (2013)</a> </div></li></ul> <div class="ExternalClass3E0928B428E34FC998C550F24961FEAA"> </div><div class="ExternalClassE245FC16FBC748649F9982083EB340CA"> <div class="ExternalClass7FE1AD28B56240BBB08B9AAFE6C7526C"><strong>Colony Farm Park Association</strong> is actively involved in this regional park. For information or to get involved visit their <a href="http://www.regionalparkslink.ca/associations/colony-farm/" target="_blank">website</a> or contact the <a title="Email the CDC for Colony Farm" href="mailto:trina.sakata@gvrd.bc.ca?subject=Colony%20Farm%20Park%20Association">Community Development Coordinator</a> at 604-520-6442. </div><div class="ExternalClass7FE1AD28B56240BBB08B9AAFE6C7526C"> </div><div class="ExternalClass7FE1AD28B56240BBB08B9AAFE6C7526C"><strong>The Pacific Parklands Foundation</strong> is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Metro Vancouver’s regional parks.  For information or to make a donation, visit <a href="http://www.pacificparklands.com/">www.pacificparklands.com</a></div></div><div class="ExternalClass7BFFAD8ABA8D43EAA43EC54424933434"> <div>Prepare for your visit to a regional park before you leave home. <a href="/services/parks/learn/bylaws-and-policies/public-safety/Pages/default.aspx">more...</a></div></div><div class="ExternalClass4BB8614E699F476DA7BAAAB83C937530"> <div class="ExternalClass8D272EF6EEF64972AD6AFAB1075F5F67"> <p><a href="/events/school-programs/K-12-field-trips/regional-parks-field-trips/Pages/default.aspx">School Field Trips Information </a><br><a href="/services/parks/discover/programs/groups/Pages/default.aspx">Workshops & Community Group Field Trips Information</a></p></div></div><div class="ExternalClassBF5041C8C4494241BFC08B38100314C3"> <p><strong>Contact Us</strong> <br>The calendar fills quickly so please plan to register two months in advance of your preferred date. <a href="/events/school-programs/K-12-field-trips/regional-parks-field-trips/Pages/default.aspx">Book on-line</a> or call 604-432-6359 for more information. </p></div><div class="ExternalClass98520B24DE124E73A3C1F04BDF5F05EF">Open fields, hedgerows and wetlands provide habitat for more than 200 bird species as well as other animal species in this regional park. Trails for both walkers and cyclists showcase great views of river, fields and mountains. You’ll find picnic tables and washrooms near the community gardens. </div><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834">​<strong>May 31- Sep 5<br></strong>Opening: 7:00 am<br>Closing: 10:00 pm<div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><br><strong>Sep 6 - Sep 26</strong><br>Opening: 7:00 am<br>Closing: 8:00 pm</div></div>

 

 

Colony Farm Regional Park-122.80108049.241568http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=49.23961423590,,+-122.81347403800&sll=49.346836,,-123.112766&sspn=0.01054,,0.027831&ie=UTF8&z=16, http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=49.23961423590,+-122.81347403800&sll=49.346836,-123.112766&sspn=0.01054,0.027831&ie=UTF8&z=16<div class="ExternalClass227EB53B06484E24BC8FFF7893DA0902">From Highway 1, take Exit 44 and follow signs to Lougheed Highway (Hwy 7) east. Continue travelling east on Lougheed Highway to the traffic light at Colony Farm Road. Turn right and continue 1 km to the main parking lot. From the east along Lougheed Highway (Hwy 7) travel through Coquitlam past the lights at Pitt River Road and Riverview Hospital. Turn left at the traffic lights at Colony Farm Road; the parking lot is on your left about 1 km from Hwy 7.</div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPublications/ColonyFarmParkMap.pdf

 

 

Colony FarmColony Farm<div class="ExternalClass1F1BA8B860604CF5BF9116158001E1C3"><p>Due to recent rainfall the fire danger rating is currently in LOW. Visitors are asked to obey posted signs and check back for regular updates as conditions and restrictions can change quickly.</p></div>2016-06-15T07:00:00ZLOW

 

 

New Water Main Construction 2015 - 2017<div class="ExternalClass4EBB3B4EC5A64A7FB27F032AAC9B581D"><div>A portion of Port Mann Main No. 2 will be built along the park’s western boundary. Clearing and survey work has been completed and construction is underway. The project will take about two years and include some park trail improvements.<a href="/services/water/construction-maintenance/construction-projects/port-mann-water-supply-tunnel/"> More about the Port Mann Main No. 2 Project.</a></div><div> </div><div>Visitors may occasionally encounter construction equipment and vehicles near the park entrance (at the junction of Colony Farm Road and Lougheed Hwy).  Please follow posted safety signs. </div></div>True
Temporary Traffic Pattern Changes for Colony Farm Rd & Lougheed Hwy<div class="ExternalClass3001122465064F24B2D8F8CFB4C38B55"><p>To facilitate construction of the new Port Mann Water Main, traffic pattern changes will be in effect for the safety of motorists and work crews.</p><p>Park visitors should anticipate short delays along Lougheed Hwy and slightly longer waits at the Colony Farm Rd traffic light for about four months. Please obey posted signs and directions of traffic control personnel.</p><p>For more information on this new infrastructure project or the temporary traffic changes, call 604-432-6200.</p></div>True

 

 

Curious by NatureCurious by Nature<div class="ExternalClass87C1442E8B3E43CD8B594168007277BA"><p>​Want to know more about nature in Regional Parks?  Drop by these pop up nature stations to chat with an expert.  Learn about a featured creature - from birds to bears to beavers - or bring your questions.</p></div>GP0|#6aa7e3db-a1ac-40ab-82b9-a4e2ede17021;L0|#06aa7e3db-a1ac-40ab-82b9-a4e2ede17021|Coquitlam;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d34322016-07-02T01:30:00Z
Stories Under the StarsStories Under the Stars<div class="ExternalClass246CF42526514472A8F5CC5B8E9146AE"><p>​Listen to children's stories about bats and other wildlife, then watch and count bats as they emerge at dusk.</p></div>GP0|#6aa7e3db-a1ac-40ab-82b9-a4e2ede17021;L0|#06aa7e3db-a1ac-40ab-82b9-a4e2ede17021|Coquitlam;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d34232016-07-17T02:30:00Z
Explore the EveningExplore the Evening<div class="ExternalClass0AE0C6CB5A8042C8ADB44982080E8B2C"><p>​Join these casual nature walks to exsplore your parks at sunset.</p></div>GP0|#6aa7e3db-a1ac-40ab-82b9-a4e2ede17021;L0|#06aa7e3db-a1ac-40ab-82b9-a4e2ede17021|Coquitlam;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d34122016-08-27T02:00:00Z

 

 

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