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Kanaka Creek 
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Park Features at a glance
Drinking Water Fish Hatchery Fishing (see below) Canoeing / Kayaking 
Trail Information
Hiking / Walking 10 km  Horseback riding 5 km  Cycling 7 km 
Maps and Directions
This linear park is in several distinct units. The best trails are at the Riverfront and Cliff Falls sections of the park. First time visitors are recommended to visit Riverfront. Take Lougheed Highway to the traffic lights at 240th Street in Maple Ridge. Turn south towards the river and follow River Road west for 3 km to the park entrance on your left. If coming from Fort Langley, the closest crossing is the Golden Ears Bridge; follow 96th Ave west, turn north onto Golden Ears Way, take the exit for Maple Ridge East and follow it east for 7.5 km, then turn south onto River Road. The entrance is around the bend on your right.
Park Hours
In general, parks are open during daylight hours. For specific hours see PDF below.

Park Hours
Fishing
Fishing
Both tidal and freshwater fishing is available. Please check for and respect local closures to protect fish stocks.
Other Info
The Bell-Irving Hatchery and fish fence are important parts of Kanaka Creek Regional Park. They support enhancement activities for chum and coho salmon as well as cutthroat trout populations in Kanaka Creek.

The name for the park comes from the term “kanakas” given to Hawaiian labourers who settled in the lower portion of the creek in the late 1800s.
Dog Information
Dogs
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 droppings.
Accessibility
Accessibility
The washrooms and some picnic tables are accessible at the Fraser Riverfront area of the park. The Hatchery is accessible with assistance as some gravel areas make maneuvering difficult. The pit toilet along the Nature Trail at the Riverfront is partially accessible (lip at entrance, surfacing on access path). The pit toilets at the Hatchery are also partially accessible (lip at entrance, no path for access). Cliff Falls are not wheelchair accessible.
 
Trails
Nature Trail Loop
is 1 km long, has a firm surface, with gentle slopes (less than 5%) and a minimum width of 1.4 m.

Spit Trail is 200 m long (from Nature Trail to the Dyke Trail), has a firm surface with a maximum slope of 8% for 70 m. The minimum width of the trail is 2.7 m.

Dyke Trail is 4 m wide with gentle slopes. The trail is 530 m long. The Dyke trail connects the parking lot to the Spit Trail.
 
East Dyke Trail is 420 m long with a firm surface and gentle slopes (less than 5%).
 
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Parks Field Trips
Fishing

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
Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society (KEEPS) is actively involved in this park. For information or to get involved , visit the KEEPS website or call 604-462-8643.
For Information, Questions, or Comments
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks East Area Office: 604-530-4983
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.

Resources

Kanaka Creek Regional Park Management Plan
    Map 1 
    Map 2 
    Map 3 
    Map 4 
    Map 5 
   Map 6
Fire Danger Rating Advisory
as of July 28, 2014
Current Rating: MODERATE
Campfires are permitted in designated areas with containment facilities (i.e. fire rings/pits), and only as local fire authorities allow
■Briquette and propane barbeques and gas stoves are permitted in approved facilities under direct supervision - if you are using briquettes, PLEASE dispose of them carefully in provided receptacles
■Report all forest fires to 911 and Parks staff
 
For more information call 604-432-6350.
 
Upcoming Events
No events upcoming at this park
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