Colony Farm Regional Park

Quick Facts:

  • AllTrails link: Sheep Paddocks Loop
  • Difficulty: easy, but due to a flight of stairs, not stroller friendly
  • Traffic: light on a weekday
  • Facilities: flush toilet, picnic tables at the community garden
  • View: turns out the best view of the distant mountains was right at the community farm. Views on the dyke trail was fairly bland.
  • Overall score: 4/10

Colony Farm Regional Park in Coquitlam was often mentioned as an easy, flat area for kids to practice riding their bikes. It features views of wetlands, community farms, and snow-capped mountains in the background.

Community Garden with Golden Ears in the background

We parked at the community garden parking lot and followed this AllTrails route to explore the Home Farm Dyke Trail.

Surprisingly, the route was not stroller friendly, as there is a flight of stairs to climb to get from the Garden Trail onto the Home Farm Dyke Trail. Between the two of us, we managed to carry the stroller up. But if either of us came here alone, we wouldn’t be able to safely navigate this.

Garden Trail

The Dyke trail was flat and surfaced with loose gravel, similar to Richmond’s Dyke Trails. The water level in Coquitlam River was very low, so there wasn’t much of a river view to enjoy.

Portions of the loop is quite close to Lougheed Highway, so moderate traffic noise intrudes.

The 6km loop was cut short due to closure on the Sheep Paddocks Trail. We turned around and headed back to our car.

We feel that this is a good option to let a toddler enjoy some protected, easy biking paths if you live in the area, but it would not be worth it to make a trip of this park.

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