About the Recreational Trails
The City is implementing the Restoring Richmond Plan, a carefully planned step-by-step approach to reopening services, amenities and facilities impacted by COVID-19. See Affected City Services & Facilities for current service and amenity information.
Please visit our Extreme Weather page for further information and updates regarding the following trails: Shell Road Trail, Horseshoe Slough Trail, Bridgeport Trail, Queens Canal Trail, Nature Park West boardwalks and trails and Nature Park East boardwalk and trails. This page will be updated as needed during extreme weather events.
Richmond's Recreational Trails
Built on two main islands with a group of smaller islands, at the mouth of one of the world's great rivers, Richmond offers a unique ecological setting for enjoyment and exploration. Rich natural, agricultural, and industrial environments have evolved here where the Fraser River meets the Pacific Ocean.
Recreational trails are a key part of Richmond's parks and open space network. They link places and spaces, encourage people to be physically active and help reduce the dependence on cars.
Find Your Path to Active Living
Find your path to better health and active living. Walk, run or cycle along any trail and take in the scenic beauty that surrounds our city. With over 50 km of trails, you can spend countless hours exploring new sights.
Choose an Adventure
There is a new adventure on every recreational trail: heritage sites that take you back to the serenity of time long past; birds, flora and fauna, and other wildlife that share our foreshore environments; our agricultural community and our fishing fleet.
Please refer to the Rules and Etiquette section to familiarize yourself with our courtesy code. By co-operating with each other, we can preserve the beauty and the recreational opportunities that are offered by our trails, for everyone to enjoy.Nature and Heritage Interpretation
The Richmond Museum and the Richmond Nature Park Society each offer a number of interpretive tours or sites along the Richmond recreational trails. For more information call the Museum at 604-231-6457 or the Nature Park at 604-238-6188.
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