- Difficulty Easy
- Time 1 hour
- Round-Trip 2.5km
- Elevation Gain minimal
- Season year-round
- Camping No
- From Vancouver 1 hour
- Public Transit Yes
- Dog Friendly On-Leash
Located along the shore of the Fraser River in Maple Ridge, the lower section of Kanaka Creek is an easy walk, popular with local residents and dog walkers.
From the gravel parking lot, walk to the left side and follow the raised path as it loops around next to Kanaka Creek. The wooden viewpoint offers an opportunity to do some bird watching and enjoy the view of the winding creek and surrounding park area.
Continue along the path until you reach the Fraser River. To the left, the path follows alongside the river until reaching an industrial area. To the right, the trail heads into the trees and continues along a path, offering occasional glimpses of the passing boats.
Walk past the wooden bridge on your right and onto a wooden viewpoint that overlooks the Fraser River. After enjoying the view, walk a few steps back along the path and cross the wooden bridge over Kanaka Creek. Once on the other side, stay to your left and follow the main trail that continues alongside the shore before passing a picnic area and heading back in land.
Watch for the Nature Trail on your right as this route loops back to the wooden bridge across Kanaka Creek. Once at the bridge, retrace your steps back to the junction and along the trail, passing the wooden viewpoint and returning to the parking area.