- Difficulty Easy
- Time 0.75 hours
- Round-Trip 3km
- Elevation Gain minimal
- Season year-round
- Camping No
- From Vancouver 1 hour 20 minutes
- Public Transit No
- Dog Friendly On-Leash
The Browne Creek Wetlands are located on the south side of the Vedder River in Chilliwack and are an important spawning channel that was built by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The trail offers a short walk, which can be combined with part of the Vedder River Trail.
From the parking lot at the end of Browne Road, walk past the metal gate and follow the wide trail towards the Vedder River as you pass the Hopedale Slough waterway. Just before the Vedder Trail, there is a sign to the left and another trail marking the start of the trail for the Browne Creek Wetlands. Go left and follow this trail.
Follow the path as it passes through the scenic marshland area until you reach a junction. Go left and pass by the open water pond on both sides of the trail as you continue along the gravel path. When you reach another junction, this is where the loop begins. Go right and begin the loop.
Enjoy the scenic marshlands and keep an eye out for several types of birds, including the great blue heron. The trail will eventually reach a junction, where there is a wooden bridge to the right. Go left (not across the bridge) and follow the wide Bergman Road Trail. Just before it looks like you are heading to a parking lot, go left onto the Beaver Loop Trail and follow this route as it winds its way back to the junction you passed earlier.
At this point, continue following the trail back along the direction you came from. Once you reach the junction near the open pond, you can go left and walk the short distance to the Vedder River to enjoy views of the river. Either continue walking along the Vedder River Trail in the direction you came from or return to the Browne Creek section and follow that trail back. Whichever trail you follow back, make sure you go right at the next junction as that trail will take you back to the parking lot where you began.