• Difficulty Easy
  • Time 1 hour
  • Round-Trip 4.2km
  • Elevation Gain minimal
  • Season year-round
  • Camping Yes
  • From Vancouver 1 hour
  • Public Transit Yes
  • Dog Friendly Yes
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The short walk to Tavistock Point on Brae Island offers scenic views of the surrounding Fraser River and distant Coastal Mountain range. The route is a wide gravel trail that is perfect for families and campers staying at the Fort Camping campsite.

From the gravel parking lot, walk past the map of the area and along the gravel trail as it follows along the boundary with the campsite. After passing the end of the campsite, the trail briefly follows near the shoreline before reaching an open picnic area. Continue along the wooded trail until you reach a 4-way junction. Go left for a short walk to view the first viewpoint of the Fraser River on the west side of the island. Return to the trail and go left towards Tavistock Point.

A short distance later, you reach another junction with a short trail on your left to the second viewpoint. After checking out this view, return to the trail and walk past the Tavistock Loop junction, continuing a short distance to the end of the trail. Tavistock Point marks the northern tip of Brae Island and on a clear day has scenic views of the Fraser River and both shorelines.

Once you've soaked in the view, walk back along the trail to the Tavistock Loop junction and go left for an alternate return route. Not far along, you reach a view point of the distant Coastal Mountain range. Continue walking along the loop as it weaves through the forest and across small wooden bridges before meeting up with the main trail. Go left at the junction and walk back, passing the picnic tables and alongside the campsite before reaching the gravel parking lot.


A panormaic view of the Fraser River from Brae Island near Fort Langley.

How to get to Brae Island Regional Park

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
1 hour

Drive east and enter Highway #1 (the Trans Canada Highway) heading eastbound. Drive through Burnaby, across the Port Mann Bridge, and continue to Exit #66, the 232nd Exit North to Fort Langley. Drive North on 232nd as it weaves around a sharp corner and reaches a stop sign. Turn right onto Glover Road and go straight into the town of Fort Langley. Continue straight across the bridge and look for Fort Camping to your left. Park in the gravel day-use parking lot.

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Transit Access to Brae Island Regional Park

While it is possible to take public transit to Fort Langley, it is an extremely long trip that includes many transfers. For those willing to try, the C62 Bus from Walnut Grove via Fort Langley is the bus that you need to take. Getting to this bus from Surrey or Langley may not be too difficult but it's challenging from Vancouver.

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Additional Info

Camping at Brae Island Regional Park

Campers wishing to stay in Fort Langley can stay at the nearby Fort Camping campsite on Brae Island.

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Dogs at Brae Island Regional Park

Dogs are permitted in the park but please ensure to pick up after your dog and keep them under control at all times.

Toilets at Brae Island Regional Park

Public toilets are located at the start of the trail to Tavistock Point. There are no toilets along the trail.

Dogs, Toilets and Camping

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