Widgeon Marsh Regional Park in Coquitlam offers more than just stunning views. This secluded area with mountain slopes, forests, and wetlands is also home to diverse wildlife, from cougars and black bears to sandhill cranes, frogs, and trout.
The relatively remote location and its nearness to large wilderness and protected areas (e.g. Pinecone Burke Provincial Park and Widgeon Valley National Wildlife Area) mean that its ecosystems are relatively undisturbed – something truly rare in the region.
The newest regional park in Metro Vancouver’s system, Widgeon Marsh is not yet open to the public. Regional Parks staff are developing a design that will provide access and amenities for future park visitors (including facilities such as trails, toilets and parking), while also ensuring that this is done in a way that will preserve what is special about Widgeon Marsh Regional Park.
Check out this video and find out what makes the park unique and how we’re working to keep it that way, while giving you a chance to experience that distinctiveness firsthand.