Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
With a pretty harbour, coastal mountains and alpine lakes, hiking – and to a lesser degree mountain biking – is part of the Port Moody lifestyle.
Nearly all trails are groomed and well maintained. Trail information boards are easy to locate at both Belcarra and Buntzen Lake.
Shoreline Park System and Trail (easy)
By far the most accessible and popular trail, the 3km/1.9mi Shoreline Trail meanders along the horseshoe-shaped shoreline from Rocky Point Park to Old Orchard Park, linking several small parks and heritage landmarks along the way.
Some of these include Pigeon Cove, named after the thousands of Band-Tailed Pigeons that migrate through Port Moody in the Spring and Fall; Hutchinson Creek where a thriving brickyard stood in the 1890s; as well as locations of logging operations and steel mills. Fruit trees from the early 1900s still stand in Old Orchard Park. Pick up a Heritage Trail Map from the Station Museum; allow two hours for the full return trip.
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