1 review of Pitt-Addington marsh Wildlife Management Area "The Pitt-Addington marsh Wildlife Management Area is located on both sides of the Pitt River on portion in Port Coquitlam behind Minnekhada Regional Park and the other Side in Pit Meadows at Grant Narrows. View to the glacial valley in the north, Pitt Lake. Located on the north side of Pitt Meadows, Grant Narrows is the gateway to the surrounding Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area (WMA managed by the provincial Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development). The 16.2 km route begins and ends at the Grant Narrows car park. The main trails are the Quarry Trail, Mid-Marsh Trail, Lodge Trail and the Fern Trail. This restoration project provided better water quality, salmon rearing habitat, increased invertebrates, and feeding and loafing habitat for waterfowl. Directions: Drive to Pitt Lake and park in the parking lot. The bike trail starts at the end of the road and circles the marshes. Raptors, … https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/british-columbia/katzie-marsh-loop The marsh is surrounded by steeply sloping wooded hills rising to 165 meters above sea level to the northwest and by flat agricultural lands to the southwest. Additional information about the WMA can be found online here. Pitt Polder Ecological Reserve - Eighty-eight hectares of the Pitt Unit are formally designated at the Pitt Polder Ecological Reserve (Reserve #99). Their mother stays with them until they develop flight feathers. Heading east on the Trans-Canada Hwy 1/BC-1 E, take exit 44 United Blvd leading onto the Maryhill Bypass/BC-7B. From our understanding, access is restricted to the summer months. The road into the park may not be open if the gate is locked to reduce bear-human interactions at certain times of the year, you can access the property on foot through the locked gate or via the trail system in Minnekhada Regional Park. Pitt Polder Ecological Reserve was established to preserve a fragment of the rapidly disappearing Fraser Valley boglands. Installing Wood Duck Boxes. The hike around the Pitt Wildlife Loop begins at Grant Narrows near Pitt Lake. The blue-listed Great Blue Heron, Trumpeter Swan, Osprey, and Bald Eagle are can be seen here. The hike to High Knoll is located within Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, near the Pitt-Addington Marsh and the Pitt River.With over 200 hectares in Minnekhada Regional Park, there are many trails to explore throughout. There is a boat launch right there, as well as several kilometres of trail along the waterfront. See 14 photos and 2 tips from 23 visitors to Pitt-Addington Marsh. There are a bunch of trails that you can make into a fun loop that involves three viewpoints as well as the historic Minnekhada Lodge. One of the Lower Mainland’s best places for a walk or cycle is the stretch of dyke right at Pitt-Addington Marsh, starting at the parking lot at Grant Narrows Regional Park. Details for Pitt-Addington Marsh. This is an extended version of the Pitt Wildlife loop. This is more of a walk, as it is completely flat, but the distances can be over 10 km, depending where you go. The saved track starts along established, easy-to-follow trails in the north part of the marsh, and passes the two main viewing towers. Seasonal Popularity. Minnekhada Regional Park is a natural park situated in northeast Coquitlam, British Columbia, alongside Pitt-Addington Marsh and the Pitt River.It is over 200 hectares in size, and features trails, rock knolls, abundant trees, birds and other wildlife. The Pitt River lies to the north and east. Each summer The Nature Trust of BC Lower Mainland Conservation Youth Crew undertakes restoration and maintenance projects on the property. You can either take a northwest dyke path that cuts across the marsh and joins Rannie Rd. It takes in the north and east sides of the Addington Marsh bird sanctuary and continues to the south to the start of the blueberry fields. Rare plants found in the marsh are the Pointed Broom Sedge, Two-edged Water-starwort and Sessile-leaved Sandbar Willow. The scenery is spectacular year-round. Before starting your walk, take a look at the board next to the parking lot and feel free to grab a map of the park if they are available. The 16.2 km route begins and ends at the Grant Narrows car park. Best Hiking in Pitt Meadows, BC - Minnekhada Regional Park, Crystal Falls - Trailhead, Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, Pitt-Addington marsh Wildlife Management Area, Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, Quarry Rock, Burnaby Mountain Trail, Diez Vistas Trail, Traboulay Poco Trail, Baden Powell Trail The Pitt-Addington Wildlife Management Area is a 2,972 hectare nature reserve in the northern part of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. Activities enjoyed in the marsh include walking, photography, birding, jogging and cycling. From Vancouver, take Highway #1 (Trans Canada Highway) eastbound to Exit #44, the Pitt Meadows / Maple Ridge Exit. If you are coming with no strollers or bicycles, there is an option to proceed with the hike into the full loop. As soon as the chicks hatch, they leap from the nests into the water. Overview. All in all a great walk for nature lovers. There are more bike routes around Pitt Lake.. Katzie Marsh Loop. The main trailhead access is located at the metal gate at the end of Rannie Road. This fund was established by... Take a glimpse behind the scenes and see The Nature Trust in action, including stunning photos you won’t see anywhere else! Katzie Marsh Loop – Pitt Addington Marsh. A level hike along the west bank of the Pitt River. Katzie Marshe Loop: Pitt-Addington Marsh Loop: Pitt Meadows Trail Key: Easy, views, dog friendly (leashed), kid friendly Elevation: minimal Length: 6.6 K Dogs: Yes; leashed Porta Potty: yes-trail-head start Hiking Checklist: Water, snacks, tell someone, check gate closures. As cavity nesters, they like to build their homes in tree hollows, which can be very challenging to find in an open marsh. It's basically an extension to the one loop. 1 review of Pitt-Addington marsh Wildlife Management Area "The Pitt-Addington marsh Wildlife Management Area is located on both sides of the Pitt River on portion in Port Coquitlam behind Minnekhada Regional Park and the other Side in Pit Meadows at Grant Narrows. Pitt-Addington Marsh. Minnekhada Regional Park is north of Coquitlam, near the Pitt River and the Pitt-Addington Marsh. It is best to travel in groups and make noise as you walk. Nothing strenuous, it was a pleasant 6.5 km walk. Located on the north side of Pitt Meadows, Grant Narrows is the gateway to the surrounding Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area (WMA managed by the provincial Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development). Fish and Wildlife: The Pitt-Addington Marsh WMA supports over 200 bird and 29 mammal species. The Nature Trust leased the property to the Province in 1979, Ducks Unlimited Canada signed a conservation agreement in 1986 and the marsh formed part of the Pitt-Addington Wildlife Management Area in 1987. It's basically an extension to the one loop. Much of the reserve used to be known as Grant Narrows Regional Park, but that was dissolved in 2011 when the Katzie First Nation were given control of the area – now called the Pitt-Addington Recreation Area. The marsh supports over 200 bird species and 30 mammal species. Of particular note is the presence of Greater Sandhill Cranes feeding and nesting in the adjacent Wildlife Management Area—one of only two nesting sites in the Lower Fraser Valley. Be sure to allow a couple more hours of time if completely the entire loop. Female Wood Ducks lay up to 15 eggs at a time and incubate them for 28 to 30 days. Hiking trail in Silver Valley, British Columbia (Canada). The main entrance to the Minnekhada Regional Park is located on Quarry Road located off of Victoria Drive in the northeast corner of Coquitlam. Turn left onto Cedar Road and then take Oliver Road (signs for Minnekhada Regional Park) to the end where there is a parking lot for the regional park. Hiking trail in Silver Valley, British Columbia (Canada). The total loop is about 6.5km long. The area features dyked and undyked wetlands on the alluvial plain created by sediment deposited by the tidally influenced Pitt River. Cycling and Hiking at Pitt Lake. In 2004, Ducks Unlimited Canada and the Province breached the dyke and returned the habitat to a freshwater intertidal system. Wood Ducks are a migratory species that are considered one of most beautiful waterfowl in the world. Cougars are also present. It takes in the north and east sides of the Addington Marsh bird sanctuary and continues to the south to the start of the blueberry fields. It takes in the north and east sides of the Addington Marsh bird sanctuary and continues to the south to the start of the blueberry fields. The main trailhead access is located at the metal gate at the end of Rannie Road. Amenities: viewpoint; Hiking Trails (1) 1. SUMMARY: This trail has a variant where you can either complete the one 7km loop or add the additional 7 plus kms by carrying on with the Addington Marsh loop. There are views across the wetlands and to the surrounding mountains. There are views across the wetlands and to the surrounding mountains. It then turns west and follows the dyke along the north edge of the fields until it joins Koerner Rd. We actually spotted a crane from a distance. This is an extended version of the Pitt Wildlife loop. Facebook; Twitter; Email; directions Driving Directions. 500 – 888 Dunsmuir Street Vancouver BC V6C 3K4, © 2020 The Nature Trust of British Columbia, Conversations on Conservation with Trisha and Carolynn Beaty, Apply Now – 2021 Brink/McLean Grassland Conservation Fund, Located north of the City of Port Coquitlam between Pitt Lake and the Fraser River. The area features dyked and undyked w… Once on the dyke it is a pleasant stroll back to the car park. https://www.alltrails.com/canada/british-columbia/pitt-meadows Both areas are protected land but are open to the public for walking or biking along dyke systems. Contact; Open Search. I couldn’t believe this beauty was just a 45 min drive from home! Of particular note is the presence of Greater Sandhill Cranes feeding and nesting in and adjacent to the WMA; it is one of only two nesting sites in the Lower Fraser Valley. This reserve was established in 1980 to protect a fragment of rapidly disappearing Fraser Valley boglands. Rare plants found in the marsh are the Pointed Broom Sedge, Two-edged Water-starwort and Sessile-leaved Sandbar Willow. Prior to 1897, Addington Marsh was part of the Pitt River floodplain. Dog-and-bicycle friendly, the Nature Dyke Trail is a flat, easy 6km loop that starts out from the very northern tip of the Pitt Lake parking lot, near the canoe rental shed, and encircles a portion of the Pitt-Addington Marsh. All threee loactions have great views to the SW, S, and W over the Pitt-Addington Marsh lands and the Fraser River Valley. Addington Lookout is a viewpoint inside of Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area. Stay on the bypass until you reach Broadway St where you turn left, Continue onto the Coast Meridian Overpass onto Coast Meridian Road. At the centre of the park is the main marsh area, divided into upper and lower sections, divided by a dike and small footbridge. There was plenty of wildlife to see including otters (2), Ospreys, Blue Herons, a Sandhill Crane, Bald Eagles and a wide variety of ducks. after 2.6 km or continue straight west to Rannie Rd. It would be very difficult to get lost as it all joins up. Note that there are many bears in the area during the summer and early fall feeding on berries. The Pitt-Addington Wildlife Management Area is a 2,972 hectare nature reserve in the northern part of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. It is a perfect trail for nature lovers and bird watchers. NTBC staff install nesting boxes | photo by Andrew Klaver. Additional information about the WMA can be found online here. share Share . There are a network of dykes and trails taking you along the River/Lake and marshland. Be sure to allow a couple more hours of time if completely the entire loop. The … Two large marsh ponds host abundant and varies waterfowl. “Lovely trails all around and nice view. In the summer of 2019, Nature Trust staff installed nesting boxes for Wood Ducks at Addington Point Marsh. Be the first to hear about our exciting new projects, and opportunities to get involved with email updates every month. The scenery is spectacular year-round. Hi everyone, Hubby, I and my best friend went walking along the beautiful Katzie Marsh Loop today. They return to the Lower Mainland in the early spring to breed and raise their young. High Knoll Loop via Quarry Trail. It is located where the Pitt Lake drains into the Pitt River. Cycling and Hiking at Pitt Lake. There is a boat launch right there, as well as several kilometres of trail along the waterfront. Download its GPS track and follow the itinerary on a map. link Copy Link. Download its GPS track and follow the itinerary on a map. Debouville Slough to Pitt Addington Wildlife Marsh, Coquitlam, BC. Minnekhada Regional Park is a peaceful nature sanctuary located near the Pitt - Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area. 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