Once you reach the campsite, you can flip your canoe/kayak upside down to drain out any water and leave it up on the shore. From there, you can take a hike to Widgeon Falls or Widgeon Lake. Approaching the final junction is an uphill climb. Required fields are marked *. Lake to Widgeon Lake Junker is the second-longest of the lakes, at around 3.5 km. From there, go left (south), following the road all the way back to the Widgeon Creek campsite. 2 reviews of Widgeon Valley National Wildlife Area "Widgeon Valley National Wildlife Area is located at Pit Lake in Pit Meadows. A one-time donation through PayPal helps with monthly website hosting costs. The trail drops down the loose rocks and up the other side. Continue along this tranquil waterway You will be shaded by the green, mossy trees. *For a better understanding of the stats and difficulty rating, check out the Hiking Guides page for details. A short paddle across Grant Narrows and voila – you find yourself at the mouth of Widgeon Creek. The only way to access the wildlife area is by paddle boat (Kayak or Canoe) as no motor boat accesss is permitted. You’ll begin crossing over several smaller wooden bridges. There is a wilderness route beyond the main trail that becomes part of the Boise Valley route that is very seldom travelled, and difficult to follow. This canoe and hike combo takes you from Pitt Lake in Pitt Meadows to Widgeon Falls, a glacial waterfall that’s only accessible to the public by water. There are user-maintained facilities (outhouse, food cache, tent sites) at the trailhead area. Forecast Links. BIV is back! Planner. Widgeon Falls is in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park. The trailhead is marked by the standard, green B.C. You’ll notice the trail continues in the other direction (south). We were very lucky to get the last 2 canoes at 12pm on an overcast day in May! ultimate destination. Click following button or element on the map to see information about it. Some clips from a sunny canoe trip, paddling up Widgeon Creek in May of 2016. In 2017, our canoe rental was $55 for the day or $85 for overnight. Canoe: Cross Pitt lake and toward marsh. Plan to leave early and go with the tides, unless you want to be dragging a Call The campground on Widgeon Lake at the end of the trail is large and beautiful and also has excellent views. You can find a spot to enjoy the falls and eat lunch. Pull it well up off the beach, safely away from any rising tide. The reader is warned that it is unreasonable to rely solely upon the above information. In addition, the mild, humid maritime climate of the area causes high year-round, biological productivity. - 15ft. Stretch out, dry out, grab a bite, and start hiking up the path when you’re ready. The Widgeon Creek campground has 12 campsites, a pit toilet, and a food cache. The trail is open year-round and is also a good option in the shoulder seasons. Is the road for boat lunch open now as well? – Guides for 10 amazing hikes near Vancouver– Hiking safety and trail etiquette– Resources, hiking gear overview, and more! Your email address will not be published. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'outdoorvancouver_ca-banner-1','ezslot_3',104,'0','0']));eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'outdoorvancouver_ca-banner-1','ezslot_4',104,'0','1']));As you reach the entrance to Widgeon Creek, Siwash Island is on your left. I mean, since I will be renting the canoe, if .I go for a hike, I don’t want to come back and gave the canoe gone. Hi any updates on the closure and when will cnaoe rental be open? The whole trek is very beginner friendly, and makes a nice easy day for families, locals, and tourists! As of 2018, there are no fees or reservations to use the Widgeon Creek campsite. Hello.Was up there this morning (July 21), and the gates and boat launch were open. Day parking is free and overnight parking is $5 per night. 1 Reviews of Hike To Widgeon Fall (after Canoe Trip) "The hike to the falls is on very easy, well maintained trails. We are lucky to be in a province where it’s pretty easy to escape the hustle eval(ez_write_tag([[320,50],'outdoorvancouver_ca-medrectangle-4','ezslot_1',107,'0','0']));eval(ez_write_tag([[320,50],'outdoorvancouver_ca-medrectangle-4','ezslot_2',107,'0','1']));Camping is also an option. go straight towards the Widgeon Slough. Pitt Lake is about a 45 minute drive from Vancouver. and ogle at the scenery – keep your eyes peeled for shallow areas this water is 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. Paddling time is approximately 2hrs to reach the Widgeon Creek camp site. possible – who would’ve thought!? The trail requires physical ability and canoeing / kayaking to cross the river. The Widgeon Falls Trail. From there you wind through the slough until you come to the Widgeon Creek Campground. Canoeing to Widgeon Falls Canoeing to Widgeon Falls is a fun day trip from Vancouver that will get you exploring a tidal lake in good ol' Pitt Meadows! You'll pass the popular Widgeon Falls. Outdoor Vancouver © 2020Disclaimer: The information in this website should not be taken as accurate, complete or up-to-date. Just inland there is a trail map and park information board. Hi Leah I was wondering about where we store our rent canoes when we get to the other side. Straight up from the shore, and to your right, you’ll find the trailhead for the hike to Widgeon Falls. Widgeon Falls. Your email address will not be published. It really is a jem to behold and my favorite close to home. The hike itself isn’t too difficult, making this a fun, full-day outing for families. (C) 2020 - Bored in Vancouver. Hi there, Thanks very much for the info! If you don’t have a canoe yourself, you can rent one from Pitt Lake Canoe Don’t forget to pack a big lunch, and make sure to bring a bathing suit! There are two official routes to the falls and one detour route if you dare to go past the 'Hazardous' warning… SUMMARY: Approx 2hrs canoeing and 3hrs hiking with lunch return create. Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription. Located on the north side of Pitt Lake, within Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, Widgeon Falls is a terrific way to spend a summer day. A great way to explore the west coast outdoors on a summer’s day is to combine a canoe trip up the peaceful waterway of Widgeon Creek followed by a short hike to a series of waterfalls known as Widgeon Falls.. The canoe/kayak trip starts at north west corner of the Pitt-Addington Marsh in Pitt Meadows. You need to take a canoe or kayak to reach the trailhead. Located on the north side of Pitt Lake, within Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, Widgeon Falls is a terrific way to spend a summer day. A good spot for dogs to take a drink. But, the trail is much more scenic so that is the way we will go. Once you’re up the stairs, the trail flattens out again and follows the creek upstream. . The paddle across Grant Narrows and up the Widgeon Slough takes about 60 to 75 minutes. For the very adventurous, and those not wanting to paddle, you can access the Widgeon Creek campsite via a very long and difficult hike over the Burke Summit Trail and down the Burke-Widgeon Connector Trail (advanced hikers only). A sign here reads: “Due to very hazardous conditions, the Widgeon Falls Trail is closed beyond this point”. 604-836-7117. sometimes for some reason. 👽 Note: When you’re doing the return trip, be advised that Pitt Lake gets VERY busy with BIG boats. Rating: EasyDistance: 6 kmNet Elevation Change*: 85 mHighest Point: 95 mTime Needed: 2.5 HoursType: Out-and-back, Season: Year-roundDogs Allowed: Yes, on leashEst. The junction is also marked for Widgeon Falls via road. Keep following the trail, and you will come to a spot where you can actually access the creek. Cool fact: “[Pitt Lake] is one of the world’s relatively few tidal lakes, and among the largest. If you have your own canoe or kayak, lucky you, as you will not have to deal with the finicky Pitt Lake Canoe Adventures company that is the only option for rental canoes in the area. If you look at the 42-second mark in the video at the top of this post, you can see the canoes on the beach. I don’t recall seeing any but you can give them a call (604) 836-7117, Oh, I didn’t mean for rent. It’s only about 20 more minutes to reach the waterfall from here. Watch out for wildlife in the tall grasses. Be mindful of the hours of the rental shop if you’ve rented a canoe/ kayak. I’m not experienced with inflatable kayaks, but I don’t see why not. and bustle of the city with just a short roadtrip to the suburbs. Widgeon Falls. Driving Time from Vancouver: 1 HourTrailhead Coordinates: 49.349211, -122.616474. Turn left onto Harris Road, and then right onto McNeil Road. You’ll soon come to a view of Widgeon Creek and a big sign that says ‘Trail’ pointing to the left. planning to do this trip over night, where do we pay for over night parking? Rentals are first-come-first-serve. Park on the road to avoid fees or fine. fullscreen. You just leave them on the beach. I’m not sure why, or when they will reopen. Can be a day trip by canoe or book for an overnight. The trail is open year-round and is also a good option in the shoulder seasons. Last month we paid $80 for a 2-man canoe for the day, a 4-man was renting for $100 for the day! Paddle hard straight across the wide Pitt Lake area and Sep 7, 2020. The path now becomes an actual trail but is still well-defined and easy to follow, with a few tree roots. canoe over a very shallow rock bed. Kayaks and canoes can be rented from Pitt Lake Canoe Adventures located at the end of the parking lot by the boat launch area. We are committed to keeping Outdoor Vancouver free and independent, but we need to find other ways to continue operating this site.If you like our hiking guides, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution – any amount helps! I would suggest getting there early to make sure you get one (i.e. After about 30 minutes of paddling, there is a fork in the creek and you may notice the small sign for Widgeon Falls. Paddle to Widgeon Slough, a small section of Pitt Lake that is accessible via an easy and smooth paddle west from the boat launch. At 2.3 km, the trail climbs up a set of wooden stairs. Many types of birds, deer and maybe even bear or coyote can be seen in this marshland. The valley bottom trail is relatively flat, and follows the run of the river, past Widgeon Falls. Is it crazy to try to do this boat trip with an inflatable raft? Puts a damper on a great day! Widgeon Falls is a popular day-hike, with a fun twist. add_box. All Rights Reserved. Looking for the most amazing hikes near Vancouver? You will get lost. The Lower Fraser Valley in British Columbia has fertile bottomlands from sediments deposits. Take a quick look at the beautiful green water and carry on. You should check this information yourself. Locations *Fishing Spots* Boat Launches Camping Sites U-Catch Trout Parks. Details of fishing spot Widgeon Lake near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada *Sharper Hooks* *Tighter Lines* Species. To get to Widgeon Creek, you need to paddle approximately one hour across Pitt River until you get to Wedgeon Slough. After paddling for about 30 minutes, you'll reach a fork in the creek. Nothing too challenging, but a few minutes of climbing. Pick your spot wisely, the currents can be incredibly strong and there can be undertows. From here you can hike to the beauty of Widgeon Falls. There are several short wood bridges over small streams, which are new and in good shape as of 2017. A canoe paddle through a low-laying slough and a short hike make the perfect summer-weekend day trip. Kayaks and canoes can be rented outside of the winter months at the dock from Pitt Lake Canoe Adventures. Widgeon Creek is located at the point where Pitt River meets Pitt Lake … #boulderingr, Influencer. Canoeing to Widgeon Falls is a fun day trip from Vancouver that will get you exploring a tidal lake in good ol' Pitt Meadows! To access Widgeon Slough you must drive to Pit Lake at Grant Narrows Regional Park. Widgeon Falls is a popular day-hike, with a fun twist. Widgeon Lake is a much tougher, longer hike, usually done as an overnight trip from the campsite. You say it was only $55 in 2017? Hoping to drop off a group of 8. You can see the entrance to Widgeon Slough, almost directly across from the dock. Be careful as speed boats race along Pitt River. Keep walking along the trail, with the forest on your left, and creek on your right. Wear sandals, as you may have to get out and drag your canoe in a few shallow spots. It is located near Pitt Lake, 65 kilometres (km) east of Vancouver. Once in the slough, follow along like a "s". Can we access the start of the trail by boat? Go right at the junction. Try * Widgeon Lake Widgeon Lake is about 2.5 km. Follow directions to Pitt Lake (Widgeon Creek hike directions) and take canoe to the Widgeon Slough and the group campsite therein. Stay to your left and continue paddling. Take a trip out to Pitt Lake (takes about an hour from Vancouver – Driving Directions) with the Canoe Rental Hut as your Driving Time from Vancouver: 1 HourTrailhead Coordinates: 49.375448, -122.642743, Rating: EasyDistance: 15 kmNet Elevation Change*: 85 mHighest Point: 95 mTime Needed: 5 – 6 HoursType: Out-and-back, Season: Year-roundDogs Allowed: Yes, on leashEst. Widgeon Creek Further down Widgeon Creek At roughly 2.7 km, you will reach the junction for the old trail to Widgeon Falls. keep heading down Rannie Road until you eventually you get to Pitt Lake! There are no campfires permitted at Widgeon Creek campsite any time of year. In Pitt Lake, there is on average a three-foot tide range; thus Pitt Lake is separated from sea level and tidal waters during most hours of each day during the 15-foot tide cycle of the Pitt River and Strait of Georgia estuary immediately downstream. This home was built in 2004 and last sold on 6/22/2020 for $650,000. You will receive the file immediately in your email, and will also gain access to the monthly Outdoor Vancouver newsletter. Widgeon Falls is a special place. deep, with an average around roughly 3 ft. of depth. . Overflow camping is available in the large grassy area near the beach. The old trail was re-routed west here in 2015. I’m not sure. The entire paddle is scenic and peaceful, with gorgeous views all around into the Widgeon Valley. The old trail has many slippery and dilapidated wooden bridges and stairs. The slough continues snaking its way along. This happened recently, for example https://globalnews.ca/news/6678220/boat-capsizes-coquitlam/, We have a trail closure and status page here: https://www.outdoorvancouver.ca/hiking-vancouver-covid/. to go in a straight line! It gets really foggy around there it. If you want to save some time on the hike back, go to the previous junction and find your way to the road. If you find our content helpful, please support us via PayPal or Patreon. Start your trek by paddling across Pitt Lake towards the Widgeon Slough. The canoe rental portion of the trip is definitely the only part of the days we spent getting to and from Widgeon Lake that we looked back on with negative feelings. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Widgeon Lake. Pitt Lake is one of the only tidal lakes in the world, which means that this The 150-m portage trail to Disclaimer: The information in this website should not be taken as accurate, complete or up-to-date. From a few things I’ve read online, it seems like the canoe rental place is currently closed. :). Canoeing Pitt Lake to Widgeon Falls and Swimming in Glacier Snow Melt Close. The final stretch of trail drops down a set of wooden stairs and you’ll be able to hear the falls. Thank you! The trip takes you across the Pitt River and into Widgeon Creek. Depart from the dock in your canoe/ kayak and paddle north, across Pitt Lake/ Grant Narrows. There are plenty of bright orange markers. Should we only use kayaks/canoes or is it a quiet/restful float? I was reading this article: https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/access-to-pitt-lake-closed-amid-dispute-between-province-and-katzie/, I haven’t been there but I’ve heard from a few people now that the road is indeed closed… I don’t have any more info than what is in that article. After paddling for a while, you’ll eventually come to a fork in the creek – stay left and continue paddling and eventually you will arrive at the campsite. This is a great combo of a canoe and hike! BC Parks announced they will begin reopening most of their parks starting May 14, which includes this park. There is a very easy trail to follow that will bring you to your final destination. Get our exclusive Patrons sticker, a free copy of Hiking Vancouver (our 500+ page hiking eBook), discounts on our apparel, and more! By providing this information, Bottletop Media does not assume any liability for the use of this information by our readers. Didn’t see any info on that in the link above? We’d like to rely on loyal readers, rather than erratic ads to keep this site going. The water is cold but wonderful on a hot summer day. The trek begins at the boat launch in Grant Narrows Regional Park on the southern end of Pitt Lake. Late in the summer, when the rushing water is calmer, you can find some areas downstream suitable for taking a dip. Finally, after many months of procras, Hanging out on Hornby Island! #vancouver #mtseymour #influencer #li, Best places to have beach bonfires in Vancouver, Dog-friendly off-leash hikes in Vancouver. Just a casual early May swim in the river... 💪🏻😎 friends in high places. Is the canoe rental open as well. You’re welcome, hope you enjoy the hike! More details on camping can be found below. There are about ten designated sites. We arrived to the canoe rental hut at Pitt Lake Boat Launch just after 9am. Canoe Ride To Spend a Day in Nature Preserve We have spent many days over the years at Widgeon Slough across the Pitt River from the Pitt Ecological Preserve, with the most recent being end of September. save. around 8am in the Summer). 1 Reviews of Hike To Widgeon Fall (after Canoe Trip) "The hike to the falls is on very easy, well maintained trails. Go right at this junction, to Widgeon Falls via trail. The hike portion is mostly flat and easy-going, taking about 2.5 hours, return. Once you reach the parking lot, get your kayak or rent a canoe ($50-100 for the day) and set off from the boat launch. rare to be able to combine a relaxing canoe trip with a nice little hike in the The reader is warned that it is unreasonable to rely solely upon the above information. Bring sun protection as you will be exposed to the sun, and its rays will reflect off the water. So its open for day-use activities starting then. Widgeon Slough and Widgeon Valley are accessible by canoe. You may feel like you’re in a horror movie. Hiking Trail Guides / Jul 21st, 2020 / 32 Comments. Wow, canoe rental prices have sure gone up though! !We did this canoe/hike trip last month and it was awesome!! You can camp here if you want, or just park your canoe for the day and continue on your quest for Widgeon falls. One of many wooden bridges Is the road to the boat launch closed? As you enter Widgeon Slough the water will get shallow. As you leave the river the trail climbs to the 800m hanging lake through very steep terrain. Did you happen to see any stand up paddle boards? Paddling up Widgeon Creek. You’ll also find a pit toilet here if needed. The lake is a longer endeavor, traveling 8.8 … They only have 24 canoes and rent them on a first come, first serve basis. Rentals, a small little rental operation that is run by a guy from his trailer. Loved it very much and would definitely recommend! Widgeon Valley NWA is 125 hectares (ha) in size. There … The trail here is more-or-less flat, with some ups and downs for about 10 minutes. By providing this information, Bottletop Media does not assume any liability for the use of this information by our readers.Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions. NOTICEBOARD. . Become a Patron! Join the Outdoor Vancouver Slack Channel to chat about trail suggestions, current hiking conditions, and all things related to hiking around Vancouver and B.C. Pitt Lake is located about 1.25 hours from Vancouver. It is very scenic in this area and feels more like a real hike now. Try and get across as fast as possible. Take Hwy 7 E towards Pitt Meadows/ Maple Ridge. It’s possible to scramble up the large rocks to the top if you wish, taking caution and of course keeping distance from the water. Particularly in the late summer. Birds, bears, and deer are all possible encounters. https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/access-to-pitt-lake-closed-amid-dispute-between-province-and-katzie/, https://globalnews.ca/news/6678220/boat-capsizes-coquitlam/, https://www.outdoorvancouver.ca/hiking-vancouver-covid/. The canoe across the last little section can be harrowing and stressful. The 2,800 sq. There are two official routes to the falls and one detour route if you dare to go past the 'Hazardous' warning… Thanks for subscribing! Turn left onto Rannie Road and follow it all the way to the parking lot near the docks. Canoes or kayaks can be launched from Grant Narrows at the south end of Pitt Lake, and paddled through Widgeon Slough. You’ll come to a junction with a trail sign reading: “Widgeon Creek Falls 50 m”. There will be more orange markers in the trees. If it was calm you might be okay but the wind can really rip up the lake where you make the initial crossing. There is no access from Quarry Road, as it is gated and private. A highlight to make this trip even more memorable, visit the Widgeon Creek Campsite. Lace your way through Widgeon Slough, leave the canoe on a sandy beach, and start this difficult hike. Make your way along the waterway keeping an eye out for ducks, herons, deer, and even bears along the shorelines. The lake is used mainly for hiking, trail running, camping, and canoeing. From here, it is 2.9 km to Widgeon Falls, and 2.4 km to Widgeon Lake Trail connector. You’ll ruin your prop for sure. The falls is easiest and offers a loop trail that takes around two hours. Pitt Lake-Widgeon Falls canoe and hiking trip in British Columbia, Canada. Immediately after the creek, you will come to a junction. Parks trailhead marker. Entering Widgeon Slough The trail/ gravel path is wide and perfectly flat to begin. I will put a note at the top of this guide for now. Last comes the fun part, hopping into a canoe and trying to figure out how DIRECTIONS: Canoe across Pitt Lake and up Widgeon Creek to trailhead create. The trail continues to follow the creek across a few more log and wooden bridges. Not unless you have a riverboat. I can’t find a single article referencing using a stand up paddle board. Stay left at the sign, staying on the newer, well-maintained trail with orange markers. 2796 Widgeon Ln , Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403-5143 is currently not for sale. The hours are 6 am to 8 pm during the busy season, but they don’t operate in the winter months, so call during the shoulder season to make sure they are open (604-836-7117). Place electronics and sensitive gear in a dry sac. Overnight parking is free (from what I recall). Just after crossing the bridge, turn left onto Dewdney Trunk Road. Widgeon is in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park. Thanks. We are lucky to be in a province where it’s pretty easy to escape the hustle and bustle of the city with just a short roadtrip to the suburbs. woods to arrive at a picturesque waterfall. Becoming a Patron through Patreon unlocks all sorts of membership benefits and rewards. BC Fish Species BC Mollusc Species BC Invertebrates BC Marine Mammals. You then Paddle across the Narrows and into Widgeon Slough. The paddle to the trailhead is scenic, as you wend your way through the peaceful and shallow waters of Widgeon Slough. The area includes a trail that is roughly 25 km long and a stunning glacial lake at the end. Water can be filtered from the creek 400 m south of the campsite along Quarry Road. around 9:00 a.m., so it is best to paddle this lake in the morning when the lake is calm. Basically, any info you or other readers can give me that would be great. Rentals cost less than $50 per day. Just During the summer it can get really busy and the canoes can rent out. Follow the creek up, as it becomes narrower and narrower. Views of the Widgeon Valley. Learn More. There is one main trail in the area that heads up the Widgeon Valley from the Widgeon Slough campground. It’s a quick two-minute climb. This tidal freshwater lake is the largest of its kind in the world. After roughly 2.1 km or 30 minutes, you’ll cross a third bridge. I wouldn’t worry too much about them being stolen. That is Quarry Road (an old logging road), that is blocked off to traffic. Go early if you want to rent! Much of the trail is overgrown, and the hiking is much slower and more hazardous, with slippery rocks and roots. Advertising revenue is falling quickly across the internet, and independently-run sites like Outdoor Vancouver are hit hardest by it. Your trip to Widgeon Creek starts about 1 hour and 15 minutes east of Vancouver at Grant Narrows along the shores of Pitt Lake in the community of Pitt Meadows. There is not much to describe for the first 1 km. Stay left at this fork. Canoed on Pitt River to Pinecone Burke Provincial Park then hiked to Widgeon … In total, the entire trip, including return, takes about 5 – 6 hours. Eventually, you’ll see the shore of the campsite, which you can’t miss once you reach it. The lake is beautiful with super clear water and mountains in the background. Want to connect with other local hikers? If you’ve never paddled a canoe before, it could take ft. single-family home is a 5 bed, 3.0 bath property. You want to walk north along the trail, where it begins near the outhouse. The trail narrows a bit here but is still flat. star star star star star. The Slough seemed to range between ~1ft. Widgeon Lake is a lake in British Columbia, Canada in Pinecone Burke Provincial park. You need to take a canoe or kayak to reach the trailhead. Parking is available at the huge, free parking lot at the end of Rannie Road and we launched the canoe from the canoe trip can get a little sketchy if you’re doing it in the middle of summer. It’s pretty easy to see the parts where you’re going to run aground and you can simply hop out and push the kayak in those few spots if you were worried about a puncture. It was a straightforward paddle across the Narrows towards Widgeon Slough, which was just southwest of the boat launch on the east side of the lake. Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit. There are orange, square markers in the trees to guide the way. Widgeon Falls is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. When you’ve had your fill of Widgeon Falls, take the same trail back to the beach to get your canoe. If you’re short on time, or with little children, you can continue to take the road to save a bit of time. 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