• 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.

How to get to Kanaka Creek Riverfront

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
1 hour

From Vancouver, take Highway #1 (Trans Canada Highway) eastbound to Exit #44 and merge onto the Mary Hill Bypass. Follow the Mary Hill Bypass and merge onto the Lougheed Hwy eastbound towards Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. Continue along the Lougheed Hwy for about 10km into the town of Maple Ridge. Turn right onto the Haney Bypass towards Mission and a short distance later, turn right again onto Lougheed Hwy. At the first light, turn right onto River Road, cross the train tracks and pull into the gravel parking lot on your right.

View a map of Driving directions to Kanaka Creek Riverfront.

Transit Access to Kanaka Creek Riverfront

It is possible to take public transit to Kanaka Creek but you first must reach Haney before catching a bus that stops right next to the parking lot area of the park. This would be a long, difficult trip from Vancouver.

From Haney Place, take the C48 Thornhill / Haney Place bus and get off at the River Road stop next to the Kanaka Creek Regional Park.

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Additional Info

Camping at Kanaka Creek Riverfront

Camping is not permitted at Kanaka Creek Riverfront.

Dogs at Kanaka Creek Riverfront

Dogs are allowed in Kanaka Creek Regional Park but must be on-leash at all times. Please make sure to pick up after your dog.

Toilets at Kanaka Creek Riverfront

Public toilets are located at the gravel parking lot area and also at the picnic area at the far end of the park.

Dogs, Toilets and Camping

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