Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve – Park Plan Underway



Did you know that Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve sits on the largest freshwater marsh in southwest BC? It's also got spectacular waterfront views. There's currently no public access to the site, but we'd like to change that.

Metro Vancouver is developing a regional park management plan that aims to give people opportunities to connect with nature in Widgeon Marsh, while protecting the site's sensitive wetlands and ecosystems. The draft management plan, adopted April 26, 2019, aims to protect sensitive habitats and ecosystems, and to provide opportunities for park visitors to experience and appreciate the park’s forests and wetlands through hiking trails, wildlife viewing and interpretive programming.

Located along the Pitt River in northeast Coquitlam, Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve protects over 620 hectares of wetlands and woodlands. Limited access for research and educational purposes requires a Special Use Permit from Metro Vancouver.

Regional Park Planning Process

Project Timeline

Initial public engagement was completed in June 2017. A summary of the feedback that helped inform the draft management plan can be found here.

Public engagement events were held in June and July. Thanks to everyone who participated. Your feedback will inform the next phases of the planning process.

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