The trail system is a year round destination visited by many outdoor enthusiasts. In the spring, summer and fall the trail is a rainbow of colors explored by many on foot or bike. In the winter it is a popular destination for cross country skiers and snowshoers.
The park was once a travel route for our earliest Western Canada explorers like Alexander MacKenzie. The park itself was established in 1965 to protect the lakes and surrounding sub-boreal forests of white spruce, douglas fir and lodgepole pine trees.
The extensive trail network is accessed by cross country skiers in the winter and mountain bikers and hikers in the summer. Some of the routes lead to wildlife viewing areas while others lead to viewpoints and wilderness cabins.
The city's largest park covering over 65 acres of well maintained lawns dissected by pathways leading to viewing benches looking out over the Fraser River, flower gardens, a First Nation cemetery and a children's playground and water park.
It is an easy-going short hiking trail (150 metres maybe) through a forest along the banks of the Hixon River which connects to a canyon and Hixon Falls. The canyon is home to chutes, river rapids, protective pools and swimming holes. It all depends on the season too, as river levels will fluctuate