This Loop combines the popular Discovery Trail and Matsqui Trails to form a loop via the Clayburn Creek Park Trail creating a 64 to 70 kilometre varied and very interesting journey. Of note, the Matsqui Trail and the eastern part of the Discovery Trail are on the main route of the Trans Canada Trail. Apart from bottom valley views of the coastal mountains including Mt.
Othello-Hope to Agassiz
This 48k cycle route features the famous Othello Canyon with its tunnels, bridges, and rapids, the Coquihalla River, Sucker Creek Fish Channels, Hope Center, the Fraser River, and Seabird Island with its picturesque Maria Slough.
Okanagan Trestles Tour (July 2, 2017)
If you'd love to check out a part of the Trans Canada Trail / Kettle Valley Railway within a supported large group consider joining in this year's Okangan Trestle Tour on Sunday July 2th, sponsored and hosted by Trails BC supporter Glen Bond . This year they will have three routes, the 80km route starts with 18 trestles and two tunnels, beautiful views, flat profile for the first 36km then a 2.2% decline to Penticton. The 40km route starts at the half way point “Chute Lake” goes through Rock Oven Regional Park, Naramata Wine Country and is a 2.2% decline to Penticton.
For more detail information to this link on the Trails BC website. This is a great opportunity to visit Grand Forks and Christina Lake. The trail follows the Kettle River and then rises above Christina Lake for superb views of the Lake. It is well worthwhile to spend time at the park where a former rail bridge spans the gorge.
New Brighton Park to Lafarge Lake t65
For more detail information go to these 2 links on the Trails BC website: Vancouver to Burnaby and TriCities. Allow about 4 hours to complete these 42.5k. The highlights incluce a series of greenways and parks as well as experiencing Port Moody and Coquitlam City Centres. The climb over Burnaby Mountain is somewhat of a challenge thus most people will need to walk their bike up for a least part of the way. A mountain bike is recommended for this trip.
For more detail information go to ths Trails BC Website link. There are actually 3 options on this section of the Trans Canada Trail. The complete Spirit Trail version is a paved greenway path all the way through and can be done quite easily in 1.5 hours. The Capilano Regional Park routing while being on parts of the Spirit Trail climbs up to the Cleveland Dam in Capilano Regional Park and continues through Edgemont Village to Mosquito Creek. This latter routing involves roadway and can be done in less than 3 hours.
Chekkamus Canyon to Shannon Falls on the TCT t62
For more detail information go to this link on the Trails BC website. This portion of the Sea-to-Sky Trail has for its features the Chekamus Canyon, Squamish greenway, and Shannon Falls. Again a mountain bike is recommended. This ride is best done downhill starting at Chekamus Canyon. There is a significant quiet road section going through Paradise Valley.