Railway Greenway
Railway Greenway

Trails in Richmond, BC

Richmond offers the best of both worlds: a busy downtown area, with shopping and an abundance of dining options; and beautiful, easily accessible parks and trails. The city boasts over 80 km (50 miles) of trails that pass through rural areas and city neighbourhoods, connecting parks, wetlands and protected nature areas.  

If you’re looking for a longer trail, it’s important to note that many of these trails connect to each other,and many different loops can be created from them. If a shorter trail is what you’re after, consider visiting one of Richmond’s many parks which also have scenic trails running through them.

Steveston & South Dyke
One way: 6km | 1 hour to walk

Start the trail at Garry Point Park, and head east. As you leave the bustling Steveston waterfront, you’ll enter the South Dyke agricultural area, which is full of quiet rural landscapes and fields of produce and berries. Some of the highlights along the way include the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Imperial Landing, Britannia Shipyards, fishing piers, London Heritage Farm, and Finn Slough. Each of these points of interest is worth checking out, and you’ll want to leave yourself enough time to do so!

Railway Greenway
One way: 5km | 45 minutes to walk

This 5km trail runs north/south from Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site to the Middle Arm Dyke Trail. Together with existing trails, Railway Greenway connects the Fraser River Middle Arm and South Dyke/Steveston waterfronts and all the neighbourhoods between. The trail is full of colour in the spring and summer, when wildflowers grow in areas alongside the path.  

West Dyke Trail
One way: 6km | 1 hour to walk

The West Dyke Trail runs from Steveston all the way to the Middle Arm of the Fraser River. It offers some incredible views of the Coast Mountains to the north, and the ocean and Gulf Islands to the west. The trail is located adjacent to Sturgeon Banks, a significant habitat for waterfowl. One of the highlights along the north part of the trail is Terra Nova Rural Park, which features viewing platforms, pathways and picnic areas.

Middle Arm & Waterfront Greenway
One way: 5.5km | 1 hour to walk

This trail runs along the Middle Arm of the Fraser River, with views of Sea Island and the Vancouver International Airport, and the North Shore Mountains. The Middle Arm Trail starts at the north end of the West Dyke Trail and runs along the waterfront to Cambie Road (which is just a quick walk from the Aberdeen Canada Line station). A few of the points of interest along the trail include Terra Nova Rural Park, Dover Beach, the Richmond Olympic Oval, and Cambie Plaza.  

For more information on Richmond’s trails, visit the City of Richmond’s website.

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