Deas Island Regional Park
Trail Length: 5 kilometres
Difficulty: Easy - Family
The activities enjoyed in the Vancouver Deas Island Regional Park include hiking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, birdwatching, biking, horseback riding and sightseeing. The three main public areas with amenities are Fisher's Field, the Heritage Area and Muskrat Meadow.
Fisher's Field is located in the centre of the island and includes a day use picnic area with a picnic shelter, information signs, washrooms and a parking lot . Most of the hiking trails are accessed from here.
Muskrat Meadow is a bare bones field reserved for group camping. The Vancouver group camping site is for large activities, events and festivals.
This Vancouver heritage area is located near the entrance of the island park. The amenities here include some picnic tables, viewing tower (wheelchair friendly), pond, information signs, Delta Deas Rowing Club, public dock (for fishing and rowing club), parking, horse staging area and three heritage buildings. Here you can launch a canoe or kayak and... fish from the dock... and saddle up a horse.
Deas Island was once the site of a Vancouver cannery during the late 1800s. The three heritage buildings still standing include the 1905 Burvilla (heritage home), 1909 Inverholme Schoolhouse and the 1899 Agricultural Hall. The heritage school can be reserved for meetings, corporate training seminars, weddings and receptions.
There are over 5 kilometres (3 miles) of sightseeing trails in the Deas Island Regional Park. Most follow the dykes and a series of boardwalk paths. They are considered level and easy going trails suitable for all fitness levels and abilities. Located on the paths are sightseeing benches and viewing areas.
The trails are shared trails so be respectful of others. The more popular trails include the Island Tip Trail (leads to viewpoint on tip of island) and the the Dyke Loop Trail (walking dykes good for birdwatching). Other trails include the Tinmaker's, Riverside Walk, Sand Dune, Slough View and Tidal Pond Trails. Dogs must be on leash at all times in park.
Explore Deas Island Regional Park in Delta - Tsawwassen, BC, Canada
How To Get ToDeas Island Regional Park:
From the centre of Delta, BC travel north on 112th Street. Take a left turn onto 90th Avenue and then another left turn onto River Road and continue traveling west. Take a right turn onto Deas Island Road where River Road meets 62B Street. Can park in Heritage Area or continue to Fisher's Field parking lot.