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Park Features at a glance
Drinking Water Public Phone Picnic Shelter Visitor Centre Fish Hatchery Fishing (see below) Heritage Site / Building Canoeing / Kayaking Beach Activities Transit Softball Field 
Trail Information
Hiking / Walking 12.5 km  Horseback riding 5 km  Cycling 5 km 
Maps and Directions
Several access points to park trails surround Snug Cove on Bowen Island.  First-time visitors are encouraged to drive or take public transit to Horseshoe Bay and walk on to the Bowen Island ferry.
Park Hours
In general, parks are open during daylight hours. For specific hours see PDF below.

Park Hours
Reservable Facilities:
   (seat 36 each)

 Softball field


Freshwater angling in Killarney Lake.

Fishing in Metro Vancouver Parks is subject to regulations set out by the Provincial Government for fresh water and by the Federal Government for tidal waters.

The BC Ministry of the Environment can provide information about freshwater fishing regulations and acquiring the correct licenses.

The Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans can provide information about fishing in tidal waters and acquiring the correct licenses.

Other Info

Bowen Island is serviced by the BC Ferries Corporation. 
 BC Ferries website

Crippen Regional Park, located on beautiful Bowen Island, is a multiple-use park that contains a lake and a seasonal fish hatchery.

The Terminal Creek Hatchery is operated by members of the Bowen Island Fish and Wildlife Club.

Dog Information
Dogs must be on-leash throughout the park. Check local signs for details. Please show courtesy to other park visitors by removing your dog’s poop.
For more information, see Dogs in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks.
Currently, there are no fully accessible washrooms, although the washroom at the Terminal Creek Hatchery is partially accessible. There is a small lip to get into the pit toilet building, there are no grab bars. There is also a partially accessible washroom at the Snug Cafe (entrance through the patio; there is a 5 cm threshold to access the washroom). There is an accessible picnic table at Snug Cove Picnic Area.
The Causeway is a short paved road down to an overlook of the Lagoon. The slope down to the causeway is 8% for 40 m.

Alder Grove Trail is a 780 m long trail, 2 m wide, with a maximum grade of 9% for a 50 m stretch. The majority of the slope of the trail is less than 3%.  The connecting path on Miller Road is quite steep (9%) for 30 m. The trail surface is semi firm packed fine gravel, with some soft/loose sections.

Killarney Creek Trail is 420 m long, 2.5 m wide from the junction of Meadow Trail to Magee Rd. There is a steep (14%) slope for 15 m and an 11% downhill slope for 28 m. The rest of the trail is almost flat. The trail surface is fine crushed rock.  The trail from Meadow Trail junction to Miller Road has a gentle grade with fine crushed rock surfacing and is 780 m long.

Meadow Trail is a 1.6 km long trail that is 3 m wide, but with some areas that narrow into 2 separate tracks, separated by grass. The trail is hard packed soil and semi firm crushed rock in some areas. The trail grade is less than 1% for the majority of the trail.

Lady Aleaxandra Promenade is an accessible boardwalk path.

Killarney Lake Trail's South West side can be accessed from the Killarney Picnic Area. The trail is 1 km long and generally 2 m wide to the first boardwalk. There are six steeper undulating slopes along this trail, between 10-15 % for about 200 m in total. Some users may require assistance on the slopes.  The trail is surfaced with a semi firm aggregate, with some sections of looser material. The trail becomes more difficult past the first boardwalk and is generally not accessible to wheelchair users past this point.
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Contact Us
The calendar fills quickly so please plan to register two months in advance of your preferred date. Book on-line or call 604-432-6359 for more information.

Park Partners
To learn about the variety of ways to get actively involved in regional parks, contact the Community Development Coordinator at West Area. Phone (604)224-5739
For Information, Questions, or Comments
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks West Area Office: 604-224-5739
Pacific Parklands Foundation
Pacific Parklands Foundation
Founded in 2000, Pacific Parklands Foundation (PPF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of Metro Vancouver’s regional parks. An arm’s length organization, PPF is valuable to Metro Vancouver as a fundraising body dedicated to regional parks projects, youth environmental leadership, volunteers and regional parks associations, and the commemorative and memorial gifts program.
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