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Trans Canada Trail Legend:
|Trans Canada Trail Pavilion|
|Multi-Use Route (Cycling & Walking)|
|Hiking Only Route (No Cycling)|
|Equestrian Route (May Allow Cyclists/Walkers)|
|Temporary Bypass or Unofficial TCT Route|
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|Alternate Route for Cyclists & Walkers|
|Alternate Route for Hiking|
|Alternate Route for Equestrians|
|Connection Point to the Trans Canada Trail|
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About the Route:
Burrard Inlet is more often called Moody Inlet starting at the Port Moody Boundary. The Trail through the TriCities covers a 26 km stretch from this boundary to the Pitt River Bridge. Expect a varied, fun, and interesting trail experience with a few sidewalks for walkers and roads for cyclists in Port Moody Centre and Guildford Way in Coquitlam.
The Inlet Trail is a greenway with an undulating gravel trail. The first part of the Trail to Reed Point Marina was once the location of Aliceville. The ivy seen along the Trail was the backyard of residents. The country store was on the road down to Petro-Canada Port and the last house was sold to Gulf Oil Company in 1958. The views take in the BC Hydro Thermal Plant and Mountain Views over Moody Inlet, an arm of Burrard Inlet. The second part of Inlet Trail from Reed Point Marina to Port Moody Centre additionally features industrial activity such as the yellow sulphur piles of the SimcprTerminal and the Reichhold Chemical Plant. There are interpretive signs all along this route. Of note, this was the location of the first western most CPR rail station established in 1886. A visit to the Port Moody Museum at the entrance of Rocky Point Park will divulge many of these historical moments in the area.
The Trail takes in the Old town of Port Moody with interesting heritage buildings, shops, and restaurants. Past this, the Shoreline Trail starting at Rocky Point Park features extraordinary tidal activity in the mud flats and is a greenway past a large recreation centre complex and a modern City Hall. Given extra time, it is worth taking a look at the architecture foyer of the City Hall. Past this complex through Pioneer Park the Trail heads through Newport Village a prime example of a dense liveable residential village that reduces the need for a car.
Guildford Way, a boulevard with sidewalk and bike lanes, accesses a number of schools, the Coquitlam Grind and a park before reaching the entrance of the Hoy Creek Trail, a connector greenway between Douglas College Campus and Coquitlam Center Park. Hoy Creek is one of four major salmon producing creeks in the TriCities.
Entering Coquitlam Town Centre Park and following LaFarge Lake to the TCT Pavilion, the Trail continues on a series of greenways, that includes the Coquitlam River Park, Hyde Creek Trail and the Pitt River dikes and features magnificent coastal trees, a major fish hatchery on Hyde Creek and tidal Pitt River. It is also part of the Port Coquitlam Traboulay PoCo Trail that encircles Port Coquitlam.
Of note, the Hyde Creek Recreation Center is the site of the Terry Fox Hometown Run. It is difficult to imagine that LaFarge Lake was the site of a former quarry. Also, treat yourself to an extraordinary sight on Hyde Creek when the salmon are spawning in November. The dry creek reverts back to a flowing creek teeming with spawning salmon.
Along the Pitt dikes herons are plentiful along with other wild birds such as ospreys and ducks. Be treated with extraordinary views of the Golden Ears Mountain and farmlands all along these dikes. The river is also very active with boats and log booms. It is a tidal river in conjunction with Pitt Lake, one of the world's largest tidal lakes.
In Port Moody, parking is available along Clarke Street, Rocky Point, and at the Ice Centre.
In Coquitlam, parking is mainly available at Eagle Ridge Park and in the Town Centre Park.
In Port Coquitlam, parking is available at the Hyde Creek Community Centre and at the start of DeBoville Slough dike trail.
In Port Moody, there are washrooms at Rocky Point, The Petro-Canada Ice Centre and at the library entrance to the City Hall.
In Coquitlam, there are public washrooms at the Douglas College Campus in the Community Centre, at the tennis courts and the stadium in the Town Centre Park.
In Port Coquitlam, there are washrooms at the Hyde Creek Community Centre and at the start of DeBoville Slough dike trail.
There is a campground at the entrance to Buntzen Lake in Anmore at Anmore Camplands 3230 Sunnyside Road. Be prepared to climb hills and to travel approximately 7.5 km.
There is other accommodation available along Lougheed Highway at PoCo Inn & Suites that can be accessed by going south on Coast Meridian.
Port Moody: Shops and restaurants are plentiful in Port Moody along Clarke Street and St Johns Street as well as in Newport Village
Port Coquitlam: Restaurants and shops are near the trail by going south on Coast Meridian from the Trail.
TransLink - There are bus stops at Union Street, all along Clarke St., Rocky Point, Port Moody Civic Centre, and all along Guildford Way.
Westcoast Express (train) at Moody St. and Clarke Street at the bridge crossing over the tracks to Rocky Point, across the Coquitlam Center in Coquitlam, and near the centre of town in Port Coquitlam.