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Minnekhada Regional ParkMinnekhada Regional Park940127302001



Minnekhada photo1 photo1Both Upper and Lower Marsh are key features of Minnekhada Regional Park
Minnekhada photo2 photo2A network of loop trails take visitors from Minnekhada Lodge and around the marsh
Minnekhada photo3 photo3The roots of giant trees are wrapped around rock along the trail at Minnekhada Regional Park



-122.70027301949.2930617154940127302001 Vancouver Regional Parks Central Area Office: 604-520-6442<div class="ExternalClass2E52D8EBB6CC4A959FC0209DE6F18CCE"> <p><a href="/services/parks/reservable-facilities/facilities/minnekhada-lodge">Minnekhada Lodge</a> (capacity 60)</p><p>Minnekhada Lodge is open to the public on the first Sunday of the month and most other Sundays, February through December, from 1 - 4 pm. </p><p>During private events, parking and access to the lodge may be limited. Please use the Quarry Road Entrance.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass15EA43CCCFA846DDA9C245A61B7FB3C3">The first floor of Minnekhada Lodge is wheelchair accessible, although the washrooms are not. The pit toilet at Quarry Road is wheelchair accessible, 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.</div> <div class="ExternalClass15EA43CCCFA846DDA9C245A61B7FB3C3"> </div> <div class="ExternalClass15EA43CCCFA846DDA9C245A61B7FB3C3"><strong>Trail Accessibility:</strong></div> <div class="ExternalClass15EA43CCCFA846DDA9C245A61B7FB3C3"><strong></strong><br><strong>Lodge Trail</strong> is surfaced with loose gravel and has one steep slope (18% for 12 m) plus additional steep slopes of 12%.</div> <div class="ExternalClass15EA43CCCFA846DDA9C245A61B7FB3C3"><br><strong>Cliff Trail</strong> has a natural soil surface and steep sections.</div> <div class="ExternalClass15EA43CCCFA846DDA9C245A61B7FB3C3"><br><strong>Meadow Trail</strong>  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.</div> <div class="ExternalClass15EA43CCCFA846DDA9C245A61B7FB3C3"><br><strong>Log Walk Trail </strong>is narrow with a packed dirt surface.</div> <div class="ExternalClass15EA43CCCFA846DDA9C245A61B7FB3C3"> </div> <div class="ExternalClass15EA43CCCFA846DDA9C245A61B7FB3C3"><strong>Quarry Trail</strong> is narrow<strong> </strong>with a packed dirt surface and steep slopes.</div> <div class="ExternalClass15EA43CCCFA846DDA9C245A61B7FB3C3"> </div><div class="ExternalClass7B34DD01F92D4B958F40773BE6937C98"> <div> <div class="ExternalClass28F101EA6AEA4E03B36A3BFD4F45EFBB">Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and under control at all times. Dogs are not allowed in Minnekhada Lodge. Please scoop up your dog's poop and dispose of it properly. </div><div class="ExternalClass28F101EA6AEA4E03B36A3BFD4F45EFBB"> </div> <div class="ExternalClass28F101EA6AEA4E03B36A3BFD4F45EFBB"><a href="/services/parks/learn/bylaws-and-policies/dogs/Pages/default.aspx">More on Dogs in Regional Parks...</a></div></div></div><div class="ExternalClassEFCF2DF382C14D3BB4A04768D7F124ED">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.</div> <div class="ExternalClass1B110C619959497B8DBD9FCEAC43E3E2"> <div> <div class="ExternalClass7FE1AD28B56240BBB08B9AAFE6C7526C"><strong>Minnekhada Park Association </strong>is actively involved in this regional park. For information or to get involved visit their <a href="" target="_blank">website</a> or contact the <a href="">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=""></a></div></div></div><div class="ExternalClass88736624F3D94A07A0DA6CD953ED58BD"> <div> <div class="ExternalClass7AF9177FF0B84DB5B02D4A1E6234135A"><span lang="EN-CA"><font color="#993300"><font color="#000000"> <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></font></font></span></div> <div class="ExternalClass7AF9177FF0B84DB5B02D4A1E6234135A"><span lang="EN-CA"><font color="#993300"></font></span> </div> <div class="ExternalClass7AF9177FF0B84DB5B02D4A1E6234135A"><span lang="EN-CA"><strong></strong></span> </div><div class="ExternalClass7AF9177FF0B84DB5B02D4A1E6234135A"><p><strong>Wildlife:<br></strong>Bears are a common sighting in this regional park. Please exercise caution and obey all signs. Visitors are reminded that they should not feed or approach wildlife. For more information about bears and safety please visit the <a href="">WildSafeBC</a> website. </p><p><a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/Bears_in_Metrovancouver.pdf">Bears in Metro Vancouver</a></p></div></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="ExternalClass6BBF87518A944F1BA7DFC305506659A5"> <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="ExternalClass95B4267364DF41D7B9764A6F229EFB05"><p>Forest, marsh and rocky outcrops make this regional park a gem to explore any time of year. The 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 class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834">​<strong>Nov 8 - Jan 23</strong><br>Opening: 7 am<br>Closing: 5 pm<div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"> </div><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><div class="ExternalClassC7C7B6A702FA43BDB98F23F9AFBCE834"><span aria-hidden="true"></span><strong>Jan 24 - Mar 9</strong><br>Opening: 7 am<br>Closing: 6 pm<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></div></div><span aria-hidden="true"></span></div></div></div></div>



Minnekhada Regional Park-122.70027301949.2930617154,,+-122.70027301900&sll=49.12227,,-122.300807&sspn=0.010588,,0.027831&ie=UTF8&z=16,,+-122.70027301900&sll=49.12227,-122.300807&sspn=0.010588,0.027831&ie=UTF8&z=16<div class="ExternalClassEF18BC5F347944A08918BF49B54453F3">Regional park trails fan out from the large <em>Quarry Road Entrance</em>. From Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam, turn north on Coast Meridian and travel 2.5 km to Victoria Drive. Follow Victoria Drive for 1 km to the crest of the hill and make a deliberate left turn to stay on Victoria. Travel northeast for 3.5 km to the park entrance on Quarry Road. </div> <div class="ExternalClassEF18BC5F347944A08918BF49B54453F3"> </div> <div class="ExternalClassEF18BC5F347944A08918BF49B54453F3">To get to the small parking lot at <em>Minnekhada Lodge </em>from Lougheed Highway, turn north on Coast Meridian. Turn right on Prairie Avenue, and left on Cedar Drive. Cedar Drive continues to Oliver Road and the park entrance. Parking and access to the lodge may be limited during private events.</div> <div class="ExternalClassEF18BC5F347944A08918BF49B54453F3"> </div>





Bear Safety Reminder<div class="ExternalClassFE80BEDA21C545D5A81AF51C7D907A63"><p>​The park has extensive bear habitat and the animals that live here are wild and unpredictable. Visitors who see bears are reminded to avoid them and stay back at least 100 metres. Dangerous bear-human interactions can increase when bears lose their fear of humans. Do not approach or try to feed bears; do not leave any garbage. If you encounter a bear, stay calm and slowly back away. For more information, see our ‘<a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/Bears_in_Metrovancouver.pdf">What About Bears?</a>’ brochure.</p></div>True





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