Parks, recreation, and culture

Cyclist resting on a bench

McCleery to Deering Island Park

Route statistics

Distance 1.55 km
Steps 2034
Elevation change 5 m

 

The riverfront trails from McCleery to Deering Island are part of a larger network of trails running along the Fraser River from Boundary Road in the east to Musqueam in the west. This route will take you through the only portion of the Agricultural Land Reserve within Vancouver.

Route description

This quiet agricultural area is ideal for those looking for a slower lifestyle within a major urban city. The equestrian paths, riverfront trails and quiet streets make for an almost zen atmosphere any time of the day.

Accessibility

Equestrian trails, compact gravel paths and city streets make up this route. There are no sidewalks in Southlands, pedestrians must share the roads with horses and vehicles.

  • Starting at the west end of Celtic Ave, follow the path south towards the Fraser River
  • Turn right and follow the Fraser River Trail.
  • The trail follows the river until you reach Balaclava St, once at Balaclava St and Celtic Ave turn left
  • Follow Celtic Ave and turn left on Blenheim St.
  • At the dead end turn right onto the Fraser River Trail and follow the trail to Carrington Street
  • Turn left on Carrington Street and talk across the small bridge
  • On the south side of the bridge turn right into Deering Island Park and follow the path to its end

Points of interest

McCleery Golf Course

Equestrian Trails

Deering Island Park