Nestled between Maple Ridge on the east and Pitt River on the west, Pitt Meadows is situated in BC's southwest - approximately 35 kilometres from Vancouver proper.
The city is a flood plain town and home to Pitt Lake, known to be the world's largest fresh-water tidal lake. Pitt Meadows also features a series of dykes, which can be explored on foot or on bike and offers some amazing scenery.
Along with a system of trails, the area surrounding the dykes offer an abundance of natural wildlife - including several bird species, which makes the dyke system particularly popular among bird-watchers and naturalists. The area is also part of the Trans-Canada Trail - the world's longest trail system at 16,400 kilometres - which actually begins in Pitt Meadows and winds through both urban and rural settings.
The Pitt River Regional Greenway is part of the Trans Canada Trail and is a long trail along the dikes of the Fraser and Pitt Rivers in Pitt Meadows.
The Pitt Wildlife Management Area is perfect for nature lovers and bird watchers as well as those looking for a nice easy walk along the dikes of Pitt Lake.
Combining a canoe trip with a hike to a series of waterfalls makes Widgeon Creek a unique day experience.