- Difficulty Easy
- Time 1.5 hours
- Round-Trip 8km
- Elevation Gain minimal
- Season year-round
- Camping No
- From Vancouver 30 minutes
- Public Transit Yes
- Dog Friendly On-Leash
Located in Port Coquitlam just off of Lougheed Highway, Colony Farm Regional Park has a number of trails that pass along the Coquitlam River and offer views of the nearby fields. The area is popular with joggers, cyclists, bird watchers and those going for a quick walk who want to enjoy some scenery along the Coquitlam River. The popular Traboulay PoCo Trail passes right through a section of the park.
There are several trail options in the park and it's recommended to check the map before you leave the parking area to plan your route. This description will explain a route that crosses the Millennium Bridge, then follows the Wilson Farm Dyke Trail before returning via the same route. However, you can choose to explore your own route through the park.
From the map near the parking lot, follow the trail past the community gardens, then go left along the Garden Trail. Immediately, there are scenic views looking across the fields towards the Coquitlam Mountains in the distance. After walking about 900-meters, cross the small bridge and walk up the stairs to the wide trail on the dyke.
Go right and walk along the wide path to the big bridge, called the Millennium Bridge. Cross over it and enjoy the view of the slowly moving Coquitlam River below. On the other side, go left and follow the wide trail along the Wilson Farm Dyke Trail as you catch some scenic views of the river to your left and mountains in the distance.
A short distance later, there is a bench with a view looking across the wildlife habitat area. Depending on the time of year, many birds can often be spotted and the occasional larger animal, such as a coyote.
Continue following the trail to a junction with the Pumphouse Trail but go left and stay on the Wilson Farm Dyke Trail. This section of trail is park of the Traboulay PoCo Trail, which is a long route around Port Coquitlam that is a popular biking route. The path reaches a junction, where the Traboulay PoCo Trail goes off to the left. Staying in Colony Farm Regional Park, go right and walk along the trail until it reaches a metal gate. The metal gate marks the end of the park and, at this point, you can turn back and retrace your footsteps.
Walk back to the Millennium Bridge, crossing over it, then going right and down the small set of stairs across the small bridge, following the Garden Trail back to the parking lot.