Traboulay PoCo Trail
The foundation for Port Coquitlam’s trail network is the Traboulay PoCo Trail, a 25.3 kilometre route that encircles the community. This flat walking and cycling trail is suitable for exploring at any time of the year.
Alternate Routes Around Colony Farm
The section of trail through Colony Farm Regional Park has been closed due to construction.
Please see the map to the right for safe alternate routes or view as a Google map. We do not recommend that cyclists travel along busy Shaughnessy Street. You can find additional walking and cycling resources and maps here.
The closure is related to construction on Kwikwetlem First Nation land and is expected to continue into 2020.
Thank you for your cooperation. We will provide updates here and on social media as soon as we receive any new information.
What You'll See Along the Trail
The trail traverses a varied landscape that includes forest and creek, meadow and marsh, riverfront and urban development:
- Downtown: This paved section winds through areas where local residents live, play and work. It’s well used by recreational users as well as bicycle commuters.
- Colony Farm: Walk or cycle through serene and historic Colony Farm, which features more than 150 bird species and is one of the most biodiverse parts of the region. See above – this section is currently closed.
- South Pitt River: The trail winds past the Citadel Landing boardwalk, Peace Park and river-based industry, while offering views of the river and Douglas Island.
- Deboville Slough and north Pitt River: Featuring splendid views of farmland and the mountains.
- Coquitlam River and Hyde Creek: Enjoy the cool shade from the tall trees along the Coquitlam River and Hyde Creek sections – particularly refreshing on a hot day.
The PoCo Trail was born in 1967 as an idea for a Centennial project for the City of Port Coquitlam, to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday. It began to physically take shape in the early 1970’s, through the hard work of a dedicated group named the ‘PoCo Trail Blazers’. Over the years, the PoCo Trail became part of the fabric of life in Port Coquitlam.
In 1997, City Council adopted a plan to upgrade the PoCo Trail and make it truly a source of community pride. The major objectives, in order of priority, were to:
- deal with major safety issues
- connect the trail all around the City
- make general improvements
- Much has been accomplished in recent years. In 2001, the Trail was renamed the ‘Traboulay PoCo Trail’, in honour of the late Mayor Len Traboulay.
The comprehensive trail map includes distance markers, viewpoints, locations of parking and other amenities, as well as descriptions of the flora and fauna found along different sections of the trail.
Pick up a free copy of the Traboulay PoCo Trail Guide and Map at City facilities or download it now (map updated with alternate routes).
- Hyde Creek Recreation Centre to DeBouville Slough – 1.8km
- DeBouville Slough to Prairie Avenue – 2.9km
- Prairie Avenue to Dominion Avenue – 1.5km
- Dominion Avenue to Peace Park – 4.9km
- Peace Park to Pitt River Road – 1.4km
- Pitt River Road to Shaughnessy Street – 2.2km
- Shaughnessy Street to Red Bridge – 4.2km (closed)
- Alternate Route 1 – Peace Park to Red Bridge: 4.5km
- Alternate Route 2 – Citadel Landing to Red Bridge (5km)
- Red Bridge to Gates Park – 1.5km
- Gates Park to Lions Park – 1km
- Lions Park to Hyde Creek Recreation Centre – 3.9km