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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|
|Trans Canada Trail Closed|
|Obstacle or Warning (click it for details)|
Alternate Route Legend:
|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:
In this more rural part of the Trans Canada Trail there is a main and an alternate or spur route.
At the Pitt River Bridge, take the time to notice the activity of the Pitt River and be reminded that this river is tidal and it flows out the largest tidal lake in the world, Pitt Lake.
The Main route from the Pitt River Bridge head for the Golden Ears Bridge via the Pitt River Regional Greenway. The Greenway follows the Pitt and Fraser River to Harris Landing. On the way there are great vistas of the mountains to the north, in particular, the Golden Ears in the Alouette Provincial Park, of cranberry and blueberry fields, of log booms in the two rivers, and a local airport. Harris Landing at the end of the Greenway provides a terrific refuge from the open dikes to a typical coastal forest along with its huge black cottonwoods and wonderful glimpses of the Fraser River.
Past Harris Landing the pathway continues past a settlement that used to be a mill site called Sawyer's Mill where views of the Golden Ears Bridge come into prominence and on a clear day the Mount Baker snow cap towers over it.
The Golden Ears Bridge offers great pathways on both sides and allows for a leisurely ride or stroll across the bridge getting yet another perspective of the mighty Fraser splitting around Barnston Island on the west side of the bridge.
After crossing the Bridge into Langley down a spiral ramp the route soon goes past a very large cranberry farm that used to be a peat farm. Further along is Derby Reach Regional Park and the Historic Fort-to-Fort Trail, a very pleasant journey mostly on single track trail. A stop at the Old Fort site to take in the interpretive panels is a must. As well, it is highly recommended to take the 1 km heritage tour of Fort Langley with its shops, restaurants and museums.
From here the present route is on River Road overlooking the Fraser River to the Nathan Creek dike and, a short distance later, again on roadway off the dike to the Abbotsford Boundary in a very rural setting.
Alternate or Spur and Equestrian route to Kanaka Creek (23-km)-(route will continue to Mission in the future)
All the way along this trail there are interpretive panels detailing the activities and heritage of this area. They are well worth the time to read and contemplate. Do not be alarmed by the cannon blasts during blueberry season. These are to keep the birds from devouring the blueberries. The trail along the dikes is rural and is on the south side of the Pitt Polder. From this point it is very much quite urban as it passes through Old Haney and past heritage buildings all the way to Kanaka Creek Regional Park. The equestrian trail splits with the cycling and walking trail at Harris Road -- see map.
Trail Highlights and Developments:
- Fort Langley National Historic Site
- Quiet farmland scenery
- Non-motorized dike trails
- Options for equestrians
In Pitt Meadows, there are staging areas on the north side of the Pitt River Bridge and at Harris Landing. For the Alternate Route see directions. In Langley the main staging areas are at Derby Reach Regional Park, Brae Island Regional Park, and the Fort site in Fort Langley and at the start of the trail at Nathan Creek.
The are public washrooms in Pitt Meadow are at Harris Landing. On the Langley side of the bridge there are several opportunities once you reach the Fraser River.
Fort Langley Village is a treasure trove of boutiques and restaurants.
Curt Alberts (Mayor) and his wife operate an Art Gallery in Fort Langley.