3.7 out of 5 - 10 reviews

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Amy Huestis from Ladner writes:

Tthis is a globally recognized Key Bird Area -- the marsh is a delicate ecosystem. Stay on the trail, keep your dog on a leash, and do not go out into the marsh area with a camera. There are increasing problems with people going into the Wildlife Management Area that is the dyke to photograph the birds. Remember that those birds are hunting and need that area to be clear of people.

    Posted: January 16, 2021 07:45:40 PM PST

    Tom from North Vancouver writes:

    I've walked this trail, it's beautiful. I'd like to include it as part of a long bike ride but I can't tell if bikes are allowed. Does anyone know if this is the case or not?

      Posted: October 1, 2020 09:22:08 AM PST

      Graham & Josiah from Langley, BC. writes:

      A fun and relaxing walk to clear your head. Lots of birds to look at. The duck hunters in the distance can be distracting.

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        Posted: January 13, 2019 08:07:18 PM PST

        B from Vancouver writes:

        Brunswick Point is a nice walk on a gravel path. It's a very quiet area away from the big city.

          Posted: August 10, 2017 04:50:55 PM PST

          Peaches152 from Ladner, BC writes:

          I'm new to hiking and have been reading this wonderful site, and when I saw this was called Brunswick Point, I was flabbergasted that it has a name! To us Ladner Locals, it's just "The second View" (the first one being Wellington Point Park). We used to go out there at night time when there was more of a "forest" at the beginning of the trail, and we'd drink and smoke and do all those stupid things kids do when they're still young and dumb. It's probably been over 10 years since the last time I was there. Not much "forest" left at the start, but that's ok. Wasn't lookin to do the same things that we did once upon a time. Oh how the times they do a'change!

          The trail was quite nice. I was the only one out there on an overcast day last month, mid week. It's certainly not a hike. It's just a nice lil 6k walk on a gravel access road with no elevation whatsoever. There's a few quaint little things to see along the way. Some seaside benches, and some farmers have set up little bridges to cross the crick and they're all decorated with flags and colourful things. Some dream catchers and whatnot. Very hippy dippy and interesting. Something to photograph if you're into that kinda thang.

          I did not go all the way to the coal ports, I turned around where I saw some hunting signs. I wasn't interested in going out further where people might have guns. It might have mentioned some Native American land as well. I can't remember now.

          All that being said, if you're in the area, I suggest a gander. If not in the area, I would not recommend coming all the way out here JUST for this guy if you live 30 mins away or more. It's just a flat trail that skirts the river. I didn't have any binoculars or anything and I didn't see any wildlife at all. Nothing to write home about. Oh! Wait! I DID see a snake. I tried to grab it but he was too quick. He was sunning himself in the small little window of sunshine that showed up that afternoon. So. There's that.

          As far as parking goes, I just parked my car right up against the dyke at the end of River Road, but not blocking the gate at all. That's where we've always parked since we were teenagers, so, I just went with it. And my car was still there when I got back, so, I figure it was good enough!

          Here's a couple photos I took along the way. This is pretty much exactly what you can expect from the entire 6k.

          #ladnerisawesome #mybackyard_bc


            Posted: May 26, 2016 06:38:01 PM PST

            Jaime from vancouver writes:

            Lovely little trail, great bird watching but I couldn't believe how many dogs off leash there were considering the area (and signs). The only other complaint is the trainyard turnaround. I think if I did it again, I would turn around about a km away to skip it.

              Posted: April 18, 2015 03:16:41 PM PST

              John from Surrey writes:

              This is a riposte to Angela's review, plugging her scandalously narcissistic blog. I wouldn't recommend her Brunswick Point blog review, as a one-year-old writing in crayons could probably come up with something more intelligent to say.

              Here is a precis:

              -One encounters a cute door along the dyke trail.
              -I saw a snake on the trial. It scared me. I later Googled the fact that there are no poisonous snakes in BC.

              Apart from being a parvenu, she would also appear to be a moron as well; two separate conditions that are lamentable on their own, but combined they are a bloody tragedy.

              Sorry, Angela, BC does have poisonous snakes, and sadly, you're one of them.

                Posted: February 22, 2015 10:10:22 PM PST

                Debbie from Coquitlam writes:

                Did this trail this morning. It's was a really lovely walk. (I wouldn't consider it a hike. A good pair of walking shoes is really all you need.) It's a really quiet, out-of-the-way location, which means there were no crowds out, even with the gorgeous fall weather.

                Flat and fast, there was tons to see: migrating birds, rolling fields, a huge shoreline, and endless space.

                Definitely much different than the North Shore mountains, but just as beautiful...just different.

                One note: you can no longer park in the gravel area next to the metal gate as the description describes. Instead, parking can be found on the road next to the dyke.

                  Posted: November 8, 2014 07:42:49 PM PST

                  Angela Luo from richmond writes:

                  I'm currently doing this "Hike Every Trail" on Vancouvertrails.com challenge and went to the Brunswick Point. I'll blog about each of my hiking experience and this one is as follows :


                    Posted: October 10, 2014 02:50:36 PM PST

                    John from Surrey writes:

                    7.2 km return trip from the cul-de-sac on River Road. One may also start at Wellington Point if they wish to double their experience.

                    Anyone familiar with Boundary Bay, or Westham Island will feel right at home here, as there is a definite mix of the finest elements of both: exquisitely maintained dyke trail, verdure farmer's fields, and views out to the Strait of Georgia. Sadly, the trail is far shorter than Boundary Bay's.

                    Because one has to purposely drive off the beaten path to get there, the trail is sparsely occupied with only the devout making the pilgrimage.

                    For those with a need to remove themselves from the swirling rapacious idiocy of city life, there's no better place to start to feel sane, normal, and vaguely human again than after a stroll along Brunswick Point.

                      Posted: May 1, 2014 11:01:06 AM PST

                      carl from vancouver writes:

                      lovely to visit. we saw snow geese, herons and mallard ducks. chwck the weather. it hailed and wind was wild. other than than it was worth the trip.
                      carl march 29th 2010. :-).

                        Posted: March 29, 2010 03:09:05 PM PST

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