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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:
While not an official Trans Canada Trail alternate route at this time, this route is meant to connect the TCT in Langley with the Lochside Trail to Victoria. It offers a shorter route on the TCT in and out of Victoria to the Lower Mainland and vice versa.
The 61-km Alternate Route described here connects back to the main route of the Trans Canada Trail at the Golden Ears Bridge in Langley via Delta and Surrey. Mainly off-road routes are also possible to connect back to the City of Vancouver to rejoin the main route of the TCT.
This corridor connects regional greenways, municipal and regional parks, and forests taking advantage of dikes and utility rights of ways.
From the Tsawwassen Ferry terminal one is pleasantly greeted by a causeway with the Salish Sea washing up on both sides. Next is the Tsawwassen FN with its breakwater, half km boardwalk over marshland, the reserve itself, and finallyy the huge Tsawwassen Mills commercial centre. East of downtown Tsawwassen, the 16-km dike Boundary Bay Greenway overlooks a large bay all the way to White Rock and Bellingham in the United States. Bird watchers abound on these dikes. The dikes run into Mud Bay Regional Park, again a great bird watching area with wetlands. From there heading north the route takes in the Delta-South Surrey Greenway with its Watershed Park and the edge of the famous Burns Bog.
Through Surrey the trail mainly follows a hydro right-of-way and passes through Green Timbers Urban Forest to later experience Tynehead Regional Park.
Connection Points to the TCT:
The western end of this route (at the Tsawwassen ferry terminal) does not connect to the Trans Canada Trail; from the terminal, one can travel on the ferry to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island and use our Victoria - Swartz Bay alternate route (via the Lochside Trail) to connect to the Trans Canada Trail in Victoria.
The Tsawwassen-Langley route's eastern terminus is in the shadow of the Golden Ears Bridge. From here, users can connect with the Trans Canada Trail. Users heading back west towards Vancouver will climb the circular ramps up to the bridge in order to cross the Fraser River. Travellers heading east towards Abbotsford will continue north on 201 Street (underneath the bridge). For route users leaving the Trans Canada Trail and heading to Tsawwassen, go west from this point on 100A Avenue.
Trail Highlights and Developments:
- Bird watching - snowy owls and bald eagles abound in the winter, particularly in February
- Links to the Trans Canada Trail in Langley for a great loop experience (travelling back to Vancouver, then to Nanaimo, returning south to Victoria