• 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
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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.



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How to get to Colony Farm Regional Park

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
30 minutes

Colony Farm Regional Park is located in Port Coquitlam, just off of the Lougheed Highway, near the Port Mann Bridge.

From Vancouver or Burnaby

From Highway #1 heading eastbound from Vancouver or Burnaby, drive towards the Port Mann Bridge but before crossing, take Exit #44 to Highway 7 towards Coquitlam. Stay in the right lane as the exit passes under the highway and then continue on Lougheed Highwayy (Highway 7). Watch for signs and at the first traffic light, turn right to Colony Farm as you immediately cross the train tracks. Follow the long, bumpy road to a gravel parking lot at the end, where the trails access the Colony Farm Regional Park area.

From Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, or Maple Ridge

Drive to the main intersection by Coquitlam Mall and follow Lougheed Highway heading Southbound towards Highway #1. Watch for signs to Colony Farm and, just before the traffic light, pull into the left turn lane. Turn left onto Colony Farm Road, cross the train tracks and drive to the end of the road where there is a gravel parking lot on the left.

From Surrey or Langley

Drive to Highway #1 and head westbound. Before the Port Mann Bridge, take the Exit for Coquitlam and Lougheed Highway (Highway #7). After crossing the Port Mann Bridge, continue following signs to Coquitlam. Just after merging onto Lougheed Highway, turn right at the traffic lights onto Colony Farm Road, cross the train tracks and rive to the gravel parking lot at the end of the road on your left.

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Transit Access to Colony Farm Regional Park

It is possible to take public transit to Colony Farm Regional Park but the bus stops at the southeast end of the park at a different entrance from where the main parking lot is.

To do so, take the Skytrain to Braid Station and transfer to Bus #159: Poco Station. The bus drives through the United Blvd area before leaving and joing the Mary Hill Bypass. Just after the bus turns left off of the Mary Hill Bypass, xxit the bus at the stop at Mary Hill Bypass and Shaughnessy Street. Ask the bus driver to stop at this location if you are unsure.

After exiting the bus, walk back to the traffic lights and cross Shaughnessy Street. Follow the trail that heads into the forest and you will see a sign at the entrance to Colony Farm Regional Park.

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Additional Info

Camping at Colony Farm Regional Park

Camping is not permitted at Colony Farm Regional Park.

Dogs at Colony Farm Regional Park

Dogs are permitted in Colony Farm Regional Park but must be leashed at all times. Please ensure to pick up after your dog.

Toilets at Colony Farm Regional Park

Public toilets are located near the parking lot area next to the Community Gardens. There are no other toilets along the trails in the park.

Dogs, Toilets and Camping

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