"Tri-Cities" is a casual term that refers to three cities and two villages in the northeast area of Metro Vancouver: Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody (along with the villages of Anmore and Belcarra).
Though Tri-Cities is only 30 kilometres from downtown Vancouver, the area offers a considerable number of open green spaces and more than 90 kilometres of hiking trails - including a portion of the Trans Canada Trail, the world's longest network of trails, spanning coast-to-coast.
The Tri-Cities' hiking trails are rich with gardens and wildlife, and feature incredible opportunities for outdoor exploration. At Belcarra Regional Park and Buntzen Lake - two parks situated in the forested mountainside of Port Moody - you'll find a network of impossibly scenic and stunning trails. The parks sit along the water's edge, tucked away on the Burrard Inlet at the mouth of Indian Arm.
With its nearly 100 municipal parks and natural areas, the Tri-Cities area offers a number of exceptional, not-to-be-missed hiking and other outdoor opportunities.
Trails located in the Tri Cities region:
A short hike with a beautiful view of Deep Cove, Seymour Mountain, and Burnaby Mountain in Belcarra Regional Park.
Located in Port Moody, Bert Flinn Park has a number of scenic trails that cross small streams and weave through the forest.
The trail around Buntzen Lake pass through scenic forest, offering several views of the lake, crossing a suspension bridge at the northland, and passing the quieter north beach.
The Coquitlam Crunch is a steep, urban trail that follows a route under large hydro power lines and offers a great workout.
Crystal Falls is located along the Upper Coquitlam River and is a scenic waterfall along a short trail that is popular with hikers, dog walkers and mountain bikers.
The Dilly Dally Loop follows the Havlor Lunden Trail above the east side of Buntzen Lake, around Eagle Mountain and along a ridge to traverse Tangled Summit and Dilly Dally Peak, before dropping sharply back down to the north end of Buntzen Lake.
The hike to Jug Island Beach in Belcarra Regional Park passes through beautiful forests before descending downhill to a view of the tiny island.
A peaceful nature sanctuary, Minnekhada Regional Park is located near the Pitt - Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area.
Mundy Park is a pretty community park with meandering trails through a forest setting.
Sasamat Lake offers a great year-round hike or a place for families to combine a short walk with a picnic and some lake swimming.
The Diez Vistas Trail is located east of Vancouver in Port Moody and offers 10 scenic views of Indian Arm, Mount Seymour, and the Buntzen Lake area.
The Shoreline Trail in Port Moody starts from the popular Rocky Point and goes around Burrard Inlet to Old Orchard Park.
The hike to the Swan Falls viewpoint follows the Buntzen Lake trail to the North Beach, then climbs steeply along the Halvor Lunden to the top of the waterfall, offering a partial view of the lake area below.
The Woodland Walk in Coquitlam is a short hike through the Pinecone Burke Provincial Park that ends at the scenic Sawblade Falls.