Parks, recreation, and culture

Musqueam Park

Musqueam Park destination walk

Route statistics

Distance 5 km
Steps 6,561
Elevation change 20 m

The Musqueam Park Walk is an out and back loop, totaling 5km or approximately 6561 steps. This route is on the traditional, unceded territory of the Musqueam nation. You will walk through many culturally significant areas including an ancient village and burial site of the Musqueam people, dating back at least 4,000 years. The area has undergone great change, and also includes contemporary Musqueam art pieces reflecting the importance of this area. Take a walk along this beautiful route and feel the history beneath your feet.

Note “Unceded” means that First Nations people did not give up land or legally sign it away to Britain or Canada. Vancouver and 95 percent of BC are on unceded First Nations land. In many parts of Canada, treaties were signed with First Nations that gave incoming settlers rights to much of the land, but in BC very few treaties were signed.

Route description

The Musqueam Park walking route travels through the traditional, unceded territory of the Musqueam Nation. It was developed into a rural region within the area now known as Vancouver, and is quite unique and isolated from the rest of the city. This walk offers an opportunity to learn more about the Musqueam, including contemporary Musqueam art pieces, history of the land, and current significant cultural sites. It also offers an opportunity to reflect on how non-Indigenous development sits alongside a community of Musqueam peoples.

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Accessibility

This walk is made up of dirt, gravel and concrete paths as well as roadways. These paths are used by equestrians, and can often quite muddy in areas. Come prepared with appropriate footwear, especially after or during rainy weather. On many days the Bridal Path is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Route details

Follow these step by step directions so you don't miss anything along the route.

Points of interest

Musqueam land

Deering Island Park

Musqueam-Cutthroat Creek

Musqueam Park

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