Widgeon Falls

Pitt Meadows, British Columbia V3Y 1M7

Widgeon Falls

Widgeon Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A canoe paddle through a low-lying slough and a short hike make the perfect summer weekend day trip. Lace your way through Widgeon Slough, leave the canoe on a sandy beach, and make the easy walk through the woods to powerful Widgeon Falls. As the creek tumbles over a rocky drop, it creates a refreshing rainbow of spray and a stunning view.

Paddling canoes, hiking to waterfalls—you can’t get more picturesquely Canadian than this. And yet Widgeon Falls and the approach through the snaking slough are fairly unvisited, especially when comparing numbers with the lineup of trucks and motorboats that launch into Pitt Lake on summer weekends. Rent a canoe or bring your own (kayaks are also permitted), and depart from the dock at the south end of Pitt Lake. This tidal freshwater lake is the largest of its kind in the world. As the tide comes in, the lake level rises, and as the tide falls so does the lake level. See if you notice a difference between the paddle in and the paddle out."

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Trail Information

Pitt Meadows
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
4-5 hours
Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/pinecone. Or Canadian Wildlife Service, Protected Areas and Stewardship, 5421 Robertson Rd., Delta; (800) 668-6767; www.ec.gc.ca/ap-pa/default.asp?.ang=En&n=684CAC2D-1
Local Contacts
Information signs display a trail map near the parking lot. Check the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Trails Guide for more information, available online at www.mapleridge.ca. A topographic map (92G7) is available through the National Topographic System and online at www.atlas.gc.ca.
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Dec 2018