About the Recreational Trails
Public playgrounds, sport fields, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, skate parks, bike parks, lacrosse boxes and outdoor fitness amenities are closed until further notice.
Parks and trails remain open, however please maintain physical distancing, avoid gathering in groups and practice frequent hand washing.
The majority of public washrooms remain open and are frequently cleaned and maintained. See Affected City Services & Facilities for details and maps.
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.
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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