Cheam Wetlands Presented by Star 98.3 FM
ACTIVITY OVERVIEW: A flat and easy stroll through a 107-hectare park comprised of lake, marsh and forest. Home to 184 different bird species.
- Chill or Thrill?: Chill
- Time: 60-90 minutes
- Distance: 4.6km, 34 meter elevation gain
- Location: 53480 Elgey Rd, Rosedale, BC V0X 1X1. Open 7am to sunset. Google Map
- Notes: Includes picnic tables, running water, and toilets. No dogs. Stroller friendly. Free parking. View trail map.
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- Find the big metal bucket thing (called a Marl Scooper) at the edge of the parking lot.
- Start your timer at the Marl Scooper.
- Go left along the gravel trail.
- Walk a few minutes and then veer left at the Loop Trail sign.
- About 10 minutes later you’ll finish the loop trail and be back at the same Loop Trail sign. Continue straight heading back towards the parking lot.
- Get back to the starting point, pass the Marl Scooper, and continue straight along the gravel path following the water’s edge.
- Pass three big square rocks. Continue on the trail for a minute then veer left on the main wide trail.
- A few seconds later – at the junction – continue straight and follow the sign to the floating walkway.
- Put on life jackets and inflate life rafts if you brought them. If not, don’t worry — just keep going.
- Cross two floating bridges to the viewpoint. Turn around and go back to the floating walkway sign junction.
- Go left onto Creek trail.
- Stay left at the next Creek Trail sign junction. You’re going to be doing a little loop and will come back to this same sign junction again.
- Complete the loop and arrive back at the sign.
- Continue straight.
- Turn left at the next junction.
- Go up a little hill and few seconds later veer right to stay on the main trail.
- Stop your timer where you started.
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