4.2 out of 5 - 55 reviews

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Jesse from Vancouver writes:

I hadn’t been in more than 10-years and noticed that a lot of improvements have been made to the campsite. Great place to kayak and hike up to the falls. The colour of the water is stunning. Saw a bear eating berries in the bushes as I paddled by. Great day!

  • Widgeon Falls photo

    Posted: July 22, 2021 10:47:58 PM PST

    Tracy from Surrey writes:

    Wow - amazing day. I Definitely underestimated the time though. It was a full hour on a paddleboard to the campsite. About 10 minutes longer returning due to wind and tides/waves crossing back to boat launch. Did the sceic path for hike (45 minutes) and had gorgeous dunk in the top pools of the falls. Loved it! All in was 4 ½ hours, including about 30 at the top.

      Posted: July 14, 2021 06:04:08 PM PST

      Julien A from Richmond writes:

      I wouldn't rate it Easy. Intermediate is where I would put it. The last bit of paddling to cross the lake was pretty hard, after being out all day. Other than that, a magical day out. Highly recommended.

        Posted: September 8, 2020 07:58:22 PM PST

        Anne from vancouver writes:

        If you have your own kayak or canoe, the access is open :), for the rest of us, there won't be a way to get to the widgeon falls, the canoe rental place is close for the rest of the year.

          Posted: September 3, 2020 11:11:39 AM PST

          doug from Vancouver writes:

          it's closed today. No access on road to the narrows. why??

            Posted: June 25, 2020 04:52:53 PM PST

            Derek from Richmond writes:

            Difficulty: 1/5
            Time: 2.5 hours for canoe, 3 hours for hike

            We got to the canoe rentals at 8 AM sharp (they said on the phone that for long weekends, people start lining up before they even open).There was a lineup accumulating over the next half hour. Although we had 5 people and 1 dog (!), the vendor said we could all fit into a 4 man canoe as long as we knew what we were doing, so there's some flexibility to their rules. Prices are still $80/$100 for 2 man canoes same day/overnight and $100/$150 for 4 man canoes same day/overnight. They did not request for a $50 deposit.

            It takes about an hour for canoeing one way to the campsite. Give yourself an extra half hour on the way back because you have to paddle against the current and there are more waves created by motorboats. The hike was an easy trail leading 2.9km to Widgeon Falls. About 1.5km in, there is a junction to go right via the forest trail or straight via the road. I recommend going to the forest trail on the way there as it is more scenic (although slightly longer), and perhaps using the "road" on the way back after a long day. Note that this is not the junction to Widgeon Lake, which is not doable in a single day (you'll have to camp). It took us around 55 minutes going to the waterfall and 45 minutes back.

            We spent about an hour at Widgeon Falls. There are many small pools for dipping your feet and a larger one where people swim. Would love to come back with swimming gear, although the water can get cold after a while. Heed caution while taking photos beside the waterfall as you can get really close and the rocks can be slippery.

            Overall a very good canoe and hiking experience. The only downside is that the hike is only accessible via canoes, creating an additional rental cost unless you bring your own canoe/kayak/paddle board.

            • Widgeon Falls photo
            • Widgeon Falls photo

              Posted: September 2, 2019 10:48:09 PM PST

              Patrick from Vancouver writes:

              Great Paddle - Ok hike - nice falls.

              You can do the Paddle portion in a SUP, I was searching to see if it was possible but didn't see anyone mentioning it. I saw a few Paddle Boards out there and once you cross the lake (20mins give or take) the winding creek is great. There's a current, but not too strong. I'm sure you can time it well.
              The hike portion is alright, nothing spectacular and a little dull, but the falls are great to cool off. Best to go somewhat early if you want the sun.

                Posted: August 9, 2018 10:11:08 AM PST

                Lisa from Vancouver writes:

                If you are renting overnight, your rental must be back by 1pm or you forfeit your $50 deposit. The pricing is now $80/100 & $100/150 for 2 man or 4 man canoe rentals for the day and overnight respectively PLUS $50 deposit. Overnight parking is now $10. When we came back on Sunday morning from our overnight rental at 11am, there were ppl waiting so perhaps don't go on a Sunday if possible as there will be less rental due to weekend overnighters?

                We did it July 14/15th, the temp was abt 30 degrees Celsius but the water at the fall was still quite cold.

                There is a sign at the rental office that says they have the right to refuse rental if you don't have an experienced rower in your group (which was our case) but they never asked us any questions. Obviously experience helps but it wasn't that difficult; awkward and slow going for sure you figure it out real quick. If you are worried, read up a bit on the hows and watch some YouTube vids like us.

                There were many available camp sites when we were there and no one was at the over flow grassy area. We got drinking and cooking water (we treated it with drops ) from the creek found on the hike ~ 20 min away. We also took water from the fall from a rapid moving part and drank straight without anyone getting sick.

                  Posted: July 15, 2018 06:19:57 PM PST

                  Esther Tupper from Abbotsford writes:

                  Are there kayaks for rent or only canoes?

                    Posted: July 7, 2018 04:14:03 PM PST

                    Person from Pitt Meadows writes:

                    The listed estimated time and distance for this hike - is for just the hiking portion to the falls and back or does it include the canoeing portion of the trip? I'm trying to figure out how much time we'll need to return to the parking lot before dark. Thank you.

                      Posted: July 6, 2018 04:11:37 PM PST

                      Jan from NV writes:

                      Does anyone know what time canoes need to be returned on day 2 of an overnight rental from Pitt Lake Canoe Rentals? The company doesn't seem to answer their phone/have a website. Thanks

                        Posted: July 4, 2018 10:56:27 AM PST

                        Monica Brown from Vancouver writes:

                        This is a great combo of a canoe and hike! The lake is beautiful with super clear water and mountains in the background. During the summer it can get really busy and the canoes can rent out. I would suggest getting there early to make sure you get one (i.e. around 8am in the Summer). Otherwise you’ll have to wait around until people return which is typically sometime after 1/2pm.

                        Note that the canoe rentals have gone up quite a bit in price since last year. As noted below a two person canoe is $80/day + $50 deposit (last year it was only $55 and no deposit. They also have a 4 person canoe available for $100/day + $50 deposit (not sure what the previous price was) - they don’t have too many 4 person canoes though. It is cash only.

                        • Widgeon Falls photo

                          Posted: May 6, 2018 05:16:55 PM PST

                          DJ from North Vancouver writes:

                          Love this spot but if renting a canoe mak eit a whol eday as it is EXPENSIVE, the canoes are in rough rental condition, which is fine but check the seats etc before you leave. The rental company is very hard to get on teh phone and do not retunr messages but know they are open weather permitting and that you need your rental and the deposit all in cash. Deposit is $50, 2 man canoe $80. The trip is wonderful.

                            Posted: April 23, 2018 10:57:45 AM PST

                            Rhea from Antigonish writes:

                            The canoe place is close now until spring!!!

                            I even called to check and the man told me they were open, but when we went, a lady said they haven't been open in winter for 4 years. I don't know how the communication went wrong! But we still walked along the path that goes through the lake for a couple hours, was nice, but not what we were expecting!

                              Posted: February 10, 2018 05:08:59 PM PST

                              blozom from surrey writes:

                              I just want to ask how to reserve for camping at widgeon creek? Can't seem to find it! Thnnxxx

                                Posted: September 7, 2017 01:36:01 PM PST

                                Miguel from Richmond,BC writes:

                                Had a great canoe and hiking trip up widgeon falls. Here is a glimpse of our adventure! Click link:

                                • Widgeon Falls photo
                                • Widgeon Falls photo
                                • Widgeon Falls photo

                                  Posted: August 21, 2017 11:48:40 PM PST

                                  Danielle from Port Coquitlam writes:

                                  Hey everyone!

                                  I scrolled through the comments but couldn't find the answer to my question.

                                  Is there a specific spot to leave your canoe at the campsite when only planning to hike to the falls or is it recommended to carry the canoe with you.


                                    Posted: August 21, 2017 10:21:05 PM PST

                                    Aletta from Vancouver writes:

                                    Correction to my previous comment - the Widgeon Lake details are located right on this page within the details for Widgeon Falls.

                                      Posted: July 31, 2017 08:18:00 AM PST

                                      Aletta from Vancouver writes:

                                      The person who gave this hike three stars because they didn't read the information correctly and was not prepared is ridiculous. This hike is exactly as described in the above description for Widgeon FALLS and it is an absolutely stunning trip. If you're planning on renting a canoe on the weekend in the summer, show up no later than about 8:30am as they are all first come first served and many people go up on the Friday to over night at Widgeon Lake (which is a different hike and you can find details of that on another page - please don't give a hike a bad rating because you don't know how to canoe and didn't bring enough water to get lost and take a different hike). Anyways, we were waitlisted for a canoe so we drove back down the road a bit to a butcher/grocer and had a little late breakfast on the patio. We then returned and did the walk out to the lookout at the Pitt Addington Marsh on the other side which took about an hour round trip and offered some really beautiful views. Plus that trail was loaded with black berries and thimbleberries which we were excited to snack on. The first people of the day started returning around 2pm and that gave us enough time to get out to the falls and have a dip and take some photos. The trail splits to either "Service Road" or "Trail" after you reach the campsite, it took us an hour to get to the falls on the trail side due to the elevation changing and switch backs. It took us 30 minutes to return on the road. The trail did have another little swimming spot on it, so if you have the time I'd recommend doing the trail portion at least one way,

                                      • Widgeon Falls photo
                                      • Widgeon Falls photo
                                      • Widgeon Falls photo

                                        Posted: July 31, 2017 08:12:35 AM PST

                                        KH from Vancouver writes:

                                        The canoeing was great with awesome mountain and water views (although we did struggle to paddle properly to move forward but that's no one's fault).

                                        At first we thought this is an easy/intermediate trail that takes about 3-5 hours roundtrip at 6k, but what we didn't know was that it was referring to the waterfall.. to hike to the lake takes about 8 hours roundtrip and it will be like about 15k roundtrip. When you are about 10 min into the trail, you shall see a sign that leads you to either the "Widgeon Lake" or "Widgeon Falls". If you are not prepared for a full day hike in completely UN-maintained trail, take the path to the waterfall. We ended up taking the trail to the lake and it was one of the most terribly maintained trail. The steepness itself wasn't too bad, but us not being prepared (i.e. not enough water) for the trail condition destroyed our group. Specifically, the trail is full of fallen trees, wet mud, big flying bugs and missing trail marks. When we finally arrive at the lookout point to the lake, we felt like the view didn't deserve the extra efforts. Lastly we had to rush down the mountain to paddle back so that our canoe rental won't exceed the daily rate (rental store closes at 8pm).

                                        In short, if you decide to hike to the lake, make sure you come prepared with enough water, bug spray, and waterproof shoes for the wet mud. The trail is not too easy to follow because of the missing trail marks so be extra careful that you don't go off. I personally wouldn't come back for the hike. The canoeing maybe.

                                          Posted: July 15, 2017 11:27:48 PM PST

                                          Rachel from Maple ridge writes:

                                          Can we bring dogs on the canoe?


                                            Posted: July 4, 2017 04:24:36 PM PST

                                            Chris from Port Moody writes:

                                            Easy hike, but a great one with lots of variety. We rented a canoe for $84 for the day (4 person; the 3 person ones are $55). They only accept cash there.

                                            The paddle is easy and scenic. It will take you about an hour to get to the trail head. The trail itself is very easy as well, a gentle walk with no little to no elevation that takes about an hour to the falls. You have two options: one will take you along a service road and another through a wooded trail. The wooded trail is nicer but slower. The falls are great, exactly like you see pictures. Great spot for lunch. It was decently busy/crowded when we went last Sunday with campers, day hikers, and families milling about.

                                            With lunch, it took us 5 hours round trip. I would recommend this paddle/hike, particularly if you have your own canoe or kayak. If not, it's still worth it. The paddle was excellent and the falls were a great payoff. Good fun and good variety.

                                            • Widgeon Falls photo
                                            • Widgeon Falls photo
                                            • Widgeon Falls photo

                                              Posted: June 6, 2017 11:06:33 AM PST

                                              Kim from Coquitlam writes:

                                              We did this canoe & hiking trip on April 30, 2017 for the first time. It was a unique & fun way to see this beautiful area. It took us 4 hours round trip (hiking along the easier logging road). The canoeing was 1 hr each way & hiking/lunch was 2 hrs. The time would depend on how windy it is, your canoeing speed/skills, & your hiking speed. It wasn't very windy today, a bit choppy sometimes but mostly fairly calm, especially in the narrower parts of the lake. It rained the day before, so the rocks at the waterfalls were slippery. You'll be fine if your careful. Nice spot to have lunch. Part of the trail had a some water running on it but just step on the rocks to cross. The daily rental rate of the canoe is $55 for the day (cash only, I think) which includes lifejackets & paddles. We rented 1 canoe for the 3 of us & our dog. Very enjoyable!

                                              • Widgeon Falls photo
                                              • Widgeon Falls photo
                                              • Widgeon Falls photo

                                                Posted: April 30, 2017 08:24:47 PM PST

                                                Andrew from Vancouver writes:

                                                Hi guys, does anyone know if you can have a fire at the Widgeon Falls camp site?

                                                  Posted: September 20, 2016 03:31:50 PM PST

                                                  Ellen from White Rock writes:

                                                  I have done this trip for many years. It never fails to delight. But I do not agree this is an Easy level hike. If you take the water edge trail it is very steep, with few or no steps. It's quite difficult at times, especially in the heat or when it's wet. But the other route that follows the logging road is easy. Seniors and small kids may have to be careful not to slip going down to the falls.

                                                    Posted: August 23, 2016 12:26:18 PM PST

                                                    Daryl_Sturdy from VAncouver writes:

                                                    The paddle across the lake is not difficult, although it becomes more challenging if there a lot of motor boats or if it is very windy. If you know the basics of paddling you shouldn't have any trouble. Just don't paddle on the same side as I've seen some people do.
                                                    And if you come on a nice weekend, especially in the summer, be prepared to have to park your car a long way back on the road, unless you get there really early. You can unload your canoe at the put in place and load it on your car at the end, if you have your own canoe.

                                                      Posted: August 21, 2016 08:12:54 AM PST

                                                      Daryl_Sturdy from VAncouver writes:

                                                      The paddle across the lake is not difficult, although it becomes more challenging if there a lot of motor boats or if it is very windy. If you know the basics of paddling you shouldn't have any trouble. Just don't paddle on the same side as I've seen some people do.
                                                      And if you come on a nice weekend, especially in the summer, be prepared to have to park your car a long way back on the road, unless you get there really early. You can unload your canoe at the put in place and load it on your car at the end, if you have your own canoe.

                                                        Posted: August 21, 2016 08:10:43 AM PST

                                                        Angela from Fort Langley writes:

                                                        Update for Pitt Lake Canoe Rentals: 604-836-7117

                                                        Can anyone share how difficult it is for a beginner to cross the narrows to Widgeon a Creek?

                                                        Thank you!

                                                          Posted: August 13, 2016 01:33:23 PM PST

                                                          Natalie from West Vancouver writes:

                                                          So this hike is amazing. The combination of canoeing and hiking is a great mix. Did 2 nights, and camped one night at Widgeon falls, and the next night at Widgeon Lake.

                                                          The last 1.8km to Widgeon lake is definitely scramble over logs, rocks, and roots. Be prepared to get on all fours - it is slippery AND steep. However, the lake itself at the top is worth all that hard work. Bring your swimsuit!

                                                          Keep in mind that there are very few campsites at Widgeon Lake - and when it has rained recently the "beach" at the lake is completely flooded, limiting the number of places to camp. And definitely bring the bug spray, especially if you're going all the way up to Widgeon Lake. In the day there are black flies, and mosquitos come out at sunset.

                                                            Posted: June 30, 2016 05:52:58 AM PST

                                                            Alex from Vancouver writes:

                                                            Went there June 27th, beautiful hike. For those who don't know where and how to start the hike, you can use google maps to find Pitt Lake Adventure Rentals to rent a canoe and to reach the hike. The path is quite narrow because of growing vegetation but very walkable. FYI this area is known for bears, I saw one climbing a tree during the canoe portion but not for the hike. Into the hike you will find a split where you can follow the Widgeon Falls ROAD (easy)or TRAIL(a few steep bits). There is a sign warning you about closure for the trail route because of worn out wooden steps and etc but I walked through with sandals and was fine. Waterfall was gorgeous.

                                                              Posted: June 28, 2016 08:42:31 PM PST

                                                              John from vancouver writes:

                                                              Apparently the campsites are closed for the Canada day long weekend.

                                                                Posted: June 28, 2016 06:38:49 PM PST

                                                                Mel from Maple Ridge writes:

                                                                Apparently there is a bear trap placed this week and there is no camping aloud until it has been relocated. Overnight Canoe rental = 85.00.

                                                                  Posted: June 22, 2016 02:35:27 PM PST

                                                                  Michael from Vancouver writes:

                                                                  2016 Update: Pitt Lake Canoe Adventure Rentals, I tried calling the phone number written in the description for them but it didn't go through. Upon arrival I found out they were open and a sign with their phone number said 778-984-5334 or 604-460-8837. Hope this helps!

                                                                    Posted: May 20, 2016 04:42:30 PM PST

                                                                    Enric from Burnaby writes:

                                                                    This place is a piece of heaven on earth. I called it a Hidden Jewel and the Carribean of Pitt Meadows.

                                                                    "On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it" - Jules Renard.

                                                                    Check out my video to decide for yourself.


                                                                      Posted: May 11, 2016 04:01:06 PM PST

                                                                      David from Vancouver writes:

                                                                      I did this on Canada day last year, we got there around 10am thinking we might not get two canoes between 5 of us. Plenty were left (I believe they're open 365 days a year) plan your trip, cash only! You will get your feet or footwear wet when you bring the canoe on shore at the camp site. We found the walk through the trees not enjoyable at that time of year as the flies were constantly in your ears, I ended up with a t-shirt over my head and there was tough step/rock based climbing too, it was quite a sweaty hike for a city boy. Glorious time at the top, jumping into the pools. We took our three dogs in the canoes, all enjoyed it, one small weakling dog found it difficult to jump up some of the rocks though. Bring a camera... and possibly a towel and a dry bag... and water!

                                                                        Posted: March 28, 2016 09:00:14 PM PST

                                                                        Linda from Vancouver writes:

                                                                        Has anyone done this trail recently? What is the state of the campground/trail?

                                                                          Posted: February 9, 2016 05:28:38 PM PST

                                                                          Peter from Vancouver writes:

                                                                          Does this mean you have to get your feet wet pulling the canoe on to the shore and pushing it back into the water afterwards?

                                                                            Posted: October 8, 2015 09:37:31 PM PST

                                                                            Mani from Mississagua writes:

                                                                            It is an amazing place, highly recommended to visit, safe for girls.

                                                                              Posted: August 23, 2015 09:11:07 AM PST

                                                                              Tiana from Maple Ridge writes:

                                                                              Does anyone know what time the canoe rental opens at? Also how long would you say it takes to do the entire hike/canoe for two fit adults? :)

                                                                                Posted: August 19, 2015 10:41:13 PM PST

                                                                                Irene from Tri Cities writes:

                                                                                Has the water level increased? We were there a couple of weeks ago, and had to walk quite a bit with our kayak.

                                                                                  Posted: August 11, 2015 08:41:25 PM PST

                                                                                  Dale from Surrey BC writes:

                                                                                  we have been hiking to the lake since 1992 . Sometimes going up 3 times a year.(been there in winter)
                                                                                  Couple good paddlers can do the canoe thrip in 25-30min. Tough for kids up the creek
                                                                                  Hike depends on the people you take with you
                                                                                  I am 59 years old and carry a a 60 lb pack(got to take our belly boats and fly gear) it takes me about 4-4 1/2 hrs
                                                                                  We usually stay 4 days.
                                                                                  With a light pack(25lbs) mostly food and water but don't forget a first aid kit you could do a round trip in a day.
                                                                                  Warning, you will be tired. Do not do it with kids.
                                                                                  Average for 10-12year olds is 5 1/2 hours one way if they are carrying 15 lbs. I have seen many people come up unprepared and could not get back down before dark. They spend the night, get eaten by bugs, and are hungry. Not a pleasant trip
                                                                                  We are going on the 7th of August .

                                                                                    Posted: August 2, 2015 11:49:47 AM PST

                                                                                    widged from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                    Anybody think it's possible to hike to the lake in a day?
                                                                                    The description says it's too much to do in a day. The canoe rental hours run from 8-8, so I'm wondering if this is considered during that estimate.

                                                                                      Posted: July 23, 2015 11:32:18 AM PST

                                                                                      Janet from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                      How much is a 4 person canoe?

                                                                                        Posted: July 14, 2015 08:50:13 PM PST

                                                                                        JILL M from Maple Ridge writes:

                                                                                        What an awesome day trip. Highly recommended to anyone really. A couple things to note ... canoes are $55 for the day and this can only be paid for in CASH. Long drive to go and get cash. We got there at 9:30 on Canada Day and had no trouble getting a canoe. There were lots. The paddle takes about an hour and then the hike is another 45 minutes. There is construction on the trail so the old road is suggested but we took the trial and it was just fine. The falls are beautiful. It was a great way to spend the day. Dropped the canoe off and headed home around 4:30 ...

                                                                                          Posted: July 2, 2015 02:03:55 PM PST

                                                                                          Kat B. from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                          Did this canoe & hike yesterday. Got to the parking lot around 9/9:30am and there were tons of canoes still. Canoe ride was about 5km and took us about an hour to get to the campground. The Widgeon Falls trail was very easy - we hiked it in sandals.

                                                                                          Definitely recommend this for a fun/easy day trip - it was gorgeous! Water was like glass on the ride there:

                                                                                            Posted: June 22, 2015 07:38:03 PM PST

                                                                                            Jen from Langley writes:

                                                                                            We are thinking of doing this with kids - only concern is the crossing. Is it a tough paddle to get across with kids ages 9-12 paddling with 1 parent in each canoe? Thanks!

                                                                                              Posted: June 7, 2015 08:17:39 AM PST

                                                                                              Kate from Coquitlam writes:

                                                                                              Do you guys know what time the canoe rental opens on Sunday? Thanks,

                                                                                                Posted: June 4, 2015 11:30:09 AM PST

                                                                                                Debbie Miller from Pitt Meadows writes:

                                                                                                Pitt lake canoe rentals # 604-836-7117 seven days a week year round $55 for day $85 for overnight employees are James or Ed

                                                                                                  Posted: February 23, 2015 09:51:41 AM PST

                                                                                                  Ivy from Richmond writes:

                                                                                                  Maria: You can't get the trail without crossing the body of water first.

                                                                                                  It's pretty safe for two girls. I wouldn't be concerned.

                                                                                                    Posted: August 5, 2014 02:11:21 PM PST

                                                                                                    Please answer from North delta writes:

                                                                                                    Is this trail safe for 2 girls to do based on wild life (bears cougars etc.) How busy is it during the week?

                                                                                                      Posted: June 24, 2014 09:52:29 PM PST

                                                                                                      MARIA from Abbotsford writes:


                                                                                                      Is there any way to do this trail omiting the canoing first part? Thanks for the info!

                                                                                                        Posted: June 20, 2014 01:51:06 PM PST

                                                                                                        Brad from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                        There ARE canoes for rent at the entry point on the south side of the river. At the end of the road, in the parking lot.

                                                                                                        Pitt lake canoe rentals # 604-836-7117

                                                                                                        Open 365 days a year.
                                                                                                        Two seat Yukon's. 3 people (1 in middle) probably okay.

                                                                                                        They are right where the old Ayala rental was (well across the road). Canoes are on the water already - most of them anyways. Easy-peasy.
                                                                                                        Hike is nice.

                                                                                                        Good to go as of May, 2014.

                                                                                                          Posted: May 19, 2014 11:40:56 PM PST

                                                                                                          patrick from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                          Fun 1 hour paddle eachway. Went in early May and lots of water all day, tides weren't an issue.

                                                                                                          Pitt Lake Canoe runs 365 days a year, no reservations, $55/day or $85 overnight. (was going to upload photo of their board, but no capability here)

                                                                                                          Great easy hike up the road to the falls (1-1.5 hours round trip). Lunch spots 5 minutes on non-road trail south of the falls are great mid-afternoon with some sun.

                                                                                                          Camping here can be a gong-show in the weekend, with lots of people partying. So be aware of that - probably not the place for a young family unless you want them to learn about life quickly.

                                                                                                            Posted: May 19, 2014 11:37:31 PM PST

                                                                                                            Thi from Langley writes:

                                                                                                            It says the hike is year-round but does anyone know if its still safe and ideal to do it in late Nov? Also with an 11 year old? Thanks!

                                                                                                              Posted: November 15, 2013 10:32:00 AM PST

                                                                                                              sofcrafts from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                              Before Canoeing/kayaking up from the parking lot, check the tide table for New Westminster at http://www.tides4fishing.com/ca/british-columbia/new-westminster

                                                                                                              Tides at Widgeon Creek are generally about 6 hrs behind.Plan well and you don't have to drag canoe/kayak over the shallow water up the creek.

                                                                                                              I was there 2 weekends back and great trip.


                                                                                                                Posted: August 14, 2013 01:02:28 PM PST

                                                                                                                Colin from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                Great day up to the falls yesterday despite heavy rain on the canoe in. A rainy weekday hike meant that we didn't see another person the whole day after renting the canoe. Fantastic day and hike made even better when the sun came out on the canoe out which let us dry off a bit. My first visit to Widgeon Falls will almost certainly not be my last. Gorgeous.

                                                                                                                What others have said applies as well...if you decide to take the trail to the falls make sure you have good footwear..lots of slippery roots and log stairs/bridges...some of which are in disrepair. Fair amount of mud too.

                                                                                                                If you take the 'road' up it's much easier going. We did the trail up and the road down for about a 3.5 hour round trip from the campground.

                                                                                                                  Posted: June 26, 2013 10:07:27 AM PST

                                                                                                                  Sarah from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                  I would not trust the new Canoe guy at all. He apoiled our camping trip once. Even though we had a reservation, he rented out our canoe, he asked us to wait for a canoe to return which took couple of hours. The returning canoe has crack on it!!!!!! Just a rent a canoe from somewhere else if you are not looking for a headache!

                                                                                                                    Posted: June 25, 2013 08:32:24 PM PST

                                                                                                                    ken from langley writes:

                                                                                                                    Pitt lake canoe rentals # 604-836-7117 seven days a week year round $55 for day $85 for overnight employees are Ken or Lou

                                                                                                                      Posted: June 22, 2013 09:33:55 PM PST

                                                                                                                      Thomas from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                      Just checked, the most updated phone number if any of you have questions about canoe rental at Pitt Lake should call 604-836-7117.

                                                                                                                        Posted: June 9, 2013 03:10:04 PM PST

                                                                                                                        Charlene from Chillliwack writes:

                                                                                                                        I was wanting to do this hike this weekend with my young boys.6 and 9. Does anyone know how long the hike would be with out the canoeing part, to get to the FALLS..And where you would start the hike?

                                                                                                                          Posted: March 28, 2013 07:43:08 PM PST

                                                                                                                          Dief74 from North Delta writes:

                                                                                                                          Does anybody know what water level is like up Widgeon creek right now? Prefer not to drag the canoe all day...

                                                                                                                            Posted: September 27, 2012 01:23:07 PM PST

                                                                                                                            zak from surrey writes:

                                                                                                                            where to rent a canoe for the day to make this trip....please

                                                                                                                              Posted: September 21, 2012 08:19:53 AM PST

                                                                                                                              kitsuko from Langley writes:

                                                                                                                              Just got back from a busy camp trip.

                                                                                                                              Most of the comments here are on the button - Parking is crazy if you come later in the day! We got there at 9am and it wasn't too bad, however we talked to some people who were there at 3pm and they had to park on the road. Even when we got back from our campout it was crazy busy with daytripers and boaters.

                                                                                                                              I will say that the trails are a bit harder than we pictured. The service road is easier, while you're on the road. However, it is pretty steep on the last 10 mins of the trip and very slippery when you get to the falls if you take the trail that leads farther up than the main trail.

                                                                                                                              There is a bridge that's partially out near the last leg of the main trail. It's at a 45 degree angle and is doable, but caution is best. Some people did fall and it sucks cause there's mud and lots of rocks.

                                                                                                                              Would like to try the hike up to widgeon lake in the future. Looks really interesting!

                                                                                                                                Posted: September 16, 2012 07:46:08 PM PST

                                                                                                                                Amroe Graham from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                Where are canoes rented from? Can someone post a name and phone number please?

                                                                                                                                  Posted: August 25, 2012 03:31:50 PM PST

                                                                                                                                  Brenda B from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                  Yesterday was the best day yet. We did this canoe/hike/swim/hike/canoe first when our girls were 6 and 9. They are now 12 and 15. This time we rented a 6 person canoe, and each of us paddled. The rental was easy ($85). It was 9:30 when we left the shore-we were at the falls by 11:15. We were surprised at how few others were there! As before, we had a blast in and out of the water!
                                                                                                                                  On the paddle out, we love swimming in the creek in the deep clear parts!
                                                                                                                                  Highly recommended!

                                                                                                                                    Posted: August 5, 2012 08:02:17 AM PST

                                                                                                                                    charleyhorse from langley writes:

                                                                                                                                    We did the trail today in decent weather. The water level was high enough that it was smooth paddling the whole way. The trail was super mucky and the bridges and stairs were treacherously slippery and/or loose. Trail was really overgrown in spots but easy to follow. The berries were so plentiful and made for a delicious treat. A beautiful place!
                                                                                                                                    On another note..the campground was disgusting. Garbage left all over the place including hanging in the trees..bottles and cans..and one party had left a pile of dog food right next to a tent pad.

                                                                                                                                      Posted: July 22, 2012 07:53:21 PM PST

                                                                                                                                      IM from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                      Renting a canoe was quick and easy, and I thought $55 for a 2-person canoe for a whole day was quite a reasonable rate. The water was very still this morning and it looked like glass... the surrounding mountains, trees and sky reflected off it like a mirror. It was so beautiful! We paddled to the Widgeon Falls campsite, and started up the trail to see the Falls.

                                                                                                                                      The trail you take from the campsite is actually the Widgeon Falls Road. A little more than a kilometer down, you'll come across a sign post and the start of the Widgeon Falls Trail. The trail is marked 1.5 km, but expect it to take 2-3 times longer than you think! It looks very nice and inviting at first, like an easy stroll in the woods, but you'll soon come upon sections of the trail that are badly overgrown with vegetation, so that you can't see more than a foot in front of your face. Many parts of the trail were very wet and muddy, with little creeks running right over the trail. There are tons of wooden stairs and bridges, and they are all either warped and rotting and *very* slippery, or have missing planks, or have completely fallen over. The trail is not well maintained at all, so watch your step. And look out for mosquitoes! Put on bug spray or else keep moving.

                                                                                                                                      There was another sign post just a few minutes before the Falls, pointing the way up to the Widgeon Falls Road in case you don't want to take the trail back to the campsite. By the time we emerged at the first part of the Widgeon Falls, we were quite sweaty and muddy and had resolved to return via the Widgeon Falls Road. We spent some time taking in the incredible waterfalls, then went back down the trail to the last sign post, and hiked for several minutes more before we came out onto the road. Then it was a little less than a 3 km jaunt back to the campsite and our canoe.

                                                                                                                                      Despite the condition of the trail, I really enjoyed the experience! The woods here are gorgeous and definitely worth seeing.

                                                                                                                                        Posted: July 21, 2012 11:40:32 PM PST

                                                                                                                                        Mahsa from West vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                        Hearing a lot about widgeon lake, my friends and myself planned to rent canoes and camp by the creek last Saturday. We called the number here for Ken and victor and reserved 2 canoes. We went there on saturday morning, and victor told us, he has NO canoes left!! He said he is not focused and he rented out the canoes without considering the reservation! We were so upset how can one not honor a reservation. We ended up going to golden ear park, we rented a 4person canoes from their rental which cost us half the price. There are lots of little spots on the other side of the lake that you can camp by the shore.
                                                                                                                                        I would never rely on victor and Ken for the canoes!

                                                                                                                                          Posted: July 15, 2012 03:45:08 PM PST

                                                                                                                                          Ken from Langley writes:

                                                                                                                                          The Great thing is seven days a week 6am to 10pm for 55 dollars cash you can paddle over to Widgeon Falls and enjoy the day free parking for the day and its 85 dollars plus 5 dollars overnught parking to paddle over to Widgeon Falls and camp

                                                                                                                                            Posted: July 7, 2012 09:17:11 PM PST

                                                                                                                                            Nature lover from Langlwy writes:

                                                                                                                                            Katzie First Nation runs the park as of January 2012 and 20 canoes are available to rent at the park ( trailer)... $55 for day and $85 over night for camping trips to widegon creek. Like Jamie said Ken and Vic are there 24/7 and you can call and reserve canoes. Easy and convient... Hae fun enjoying the beauty of Pitt Lake! :)

                                                                                                                                              Posted: July 7, 2012 09:09:51 PM PST

                                                                                                                                              Jaime from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                              The new canoe rental company is up and running now. Two really great guys, Ken and Victor, are there 7 days a week. Their cell number is 604-836-7117.

                                                                                                                                                Posted: June 25, 2012 08:22:03 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                Remy from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                For canoe info, here's what it says on the Ayla Canoes website:

                                                                                                                                                Ayla Canoes Sales and Rentals

                                                                                                                                                Is Permanently Closed effective October 1st, 2010

                                                                                                                                                You may contact ‘the canoe guy’ at Sam-Bo Rentals at (604) 314-1431

                                                                                                                                                for possible rentals at Pitt Lake

                                                                                                                                                  Posted: May 19, 2012 12:16:03 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                  Mahsa from West Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                  We are planning to go Widgeon fall this weekend. Wondering who we can contact for canoe Rental. If Someone can leave a number, would be highly appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                    Posted: May 16, 2012 11:18:02 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                    OccasionalAlbatross from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                    Just returned from a great day at Widgeon Creek/Falls.

                                                                                                                                                    We had been wondering if someone was renting canoes again out of a trailer like last year, but we were unable to reach anyone via the phone number provided on the old Ayla canoe website.

                                                                                                                                                    We tried our luck and were able to rent from a very nice guy who used to work for Ayla and bought 10 of their canoes. That's not a whole lot of canoes, so you'd want to be early.

                                                                                                                                                    Happy trails!

                                                                                                                                                      Posted: May 13, 2012 10:18:58 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                      Patti from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                      Thank you for sharing the Canoe rental information! I was concerned there were no options. Greatly appreciated!

                                                                                                                                                        Posted: August 29, 2011 12:33:57 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                        Francis from Richmond writes:

                                                                                                                                                        Hiked here last thursday. Awesome place. Canoeing took us about an hour and a half simply because 4/5 of us were novices. It was still fun though. Ayla Canoes is indeed closed but in their website there's a way for you to rent a canoe going to Widgeon: Sam-Bo Rentals. It works. I hope this helps all those who are interested in going here.

                                                                                                                                                          Posted: August 13, 2011 10:48:14 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                          roy throssell from port coquitlam writes:

                                                                                                                                                          I was born here and still live here , there is a beautiful valley and pitt lake relativly untouched, quary rd is a alternative rout to widgen falls and is provisional park land yet there is a gate on the rd, and private property signs posted this is a crime gvrd metro vancouver parks maintain this rd with tax dollars yet we are lcked out .why? because this is a private club freinds of the grvrd are allowed to rent land here and treat it like a private resort at the public expence and then lock us out this is a crime as we have not enough access to park land in b.c. no newparks have been creatated in the lowermainland just bee closed and pay per use has been the new way.

                                                                                                                                                            Posted: August 13, 2011 07:23:52 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                            Stephanie from Surrey, BC writes:

                                                                                                                                                            July 3, 2010
                                                                                                                                                            Canoeing was great, took approx. an hour to get to the camping area. We saw a bear on the shoreline which was exciting. We didn't camp, but would definately consider it; the site is really nice. Hike wasn't too bad. We did see bear tracks so were kind of weary of that but didn't see any bears while hiking. Beautiful view of the falls at the top. Good intermediate hike for us who are just getting into hiking.

                                                                                                                                                              Posted: July 3, 2010 06:32:11 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                              Tyler Ingram from Pitt Meadows writes:

                                                                                                                                                              My cousin used to work at Alya Canoe rentals and I was able to get a canoe for a day and paddle up widgeon. It was pretty cool as beavers swam around us in the water.

                                                                                                                                                              Once we got to the north side of the creek where you can land the canoe (as do other people) you can hike up to the larger creek were the waterfalls are etc. Most of them you can actually walk on top of and continue after the trail goes back into the forest. It's a great place for lunch, photos etc.

                                                                                                                                                              I plan on doing hike to Widgeon Lake (glacier fed) but at 5 hours to the Lake and an overnight sort of trip I don't have the gear for that yet.

                                                                                                                                                              One thing you _have_ to remember is that that Pitt River is a tidal river meaning that the tide will affect it and its current. When the tide is going out be prepared to paddle extra hard to get back over to Alya Canoe Rental. My cousin was telling us when he worked there that he was always rescuing people who found that they were being pulled down river by the current.

                                                                                                                                                                Posted: June 18, 2008 06:23:04 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                Jason from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                Great day! Canoing is very relaxed to the campsite area and the a nice short hike to the waterfalls. We walked up the gravel road and then took the trail along the creek. The trail was a bit tricky in areas as mud slides have washed sections out but it was still a lot of fun. With all the melt from the snow this hot long weekend, the falls were very rapid and water very cold.

                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: May 19, 2008 01:03:01 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                  HikerBoy from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                  The great thing about Widgeon Creek is that you can canoe and do a short hike to some beautiful waterfalls all in one day.

                                                                                                                                                                  The bad thing is the canoes rentals, at $50+ was pretty expensive.

                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: October 24, 2007 10:51:58 PM PST

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