West and South Dyke / Sea IslandThe Steveston/South Dyke and the West Dyke/South Dyke routes extend cycling trips from the Horseshoe Slough area via the Shell Road Recreational Trail and Bridgeport Recreational Trail with a return using on-street bike lanes through Sea Island and concluding on the Middle Arm Recreational Trail.
Allow for one hour and 45 minutes of cycling time when taking this scenic route that combines rural and dyke recreational trails, as well as on-street bike lanes and connector routes. Be aware surroundings and take care where necessary.
Printable Route Map - Scenic Route No. 5
Points of Interest
Shell Road Recreational Trail
This long interior trail runs north/south along the Shell Road corridor from Alderbridge Way to Williams Road with a distinctly rural feel with tall trees and shrubs lining both sides making it a unique trail experience in an urban City Centre.
Tree damage can naturally occur, especially during wind storms and inclement weather. It is recommended that users exercise caution while enjoying the trail and watch for falling trees and/or branches.
Note: The Shell Road Trail is considered a Dogs Off-Leash area. See Dogs Off-Leash Areas for more information.
Richmond Nature Park
This park include a nature interpretive centre, walking trails, a short boardwalk trail suitable for wheelchairs and strollers, unique bog vegetation, a chance to observe birds and animals, a picnic area, washrooms and parking. See Richmond Nature Park for more information.
This ‘rail to trail’ east-west trail is built on a former Canadian National (CN) rail corridor. Located between Shell Road and Van Horne Way, this 1.5 km recreational trail travels through residential and industrial areas and, over time, will provide an important link between the proposed Shell Road Greenway and the Bridgeport waterfront.
Exercise caution exiting the recreational trail at Van Horne Way, which is used by local industries as a truck route.
The closest cycling routes linking to this area are along Garden City and Sea Island Way. The Richmond Middle Arm recreational trail system is also close by, however access is through major intersections so it may be challenging.