Elgin Heritage Park
Elgin Heritage Park lies on the banks of the Nicomekl River and is home to a gorgeous wetland, a meadow, a forested area and the Historic Stewart Farm. The nature trail through the park is over 3 kilometres long and takes about an hour to complete.
Park Features & Guidelines
The park's most important ecosystem is its wetland which features a tidal river, a salmon-bearing creek, and many ponds and marshes. Wetland habitats are rare in British Columbia, so please help us take care of the ones in the park by staying on trails and keeping dogs on leash at all times. By doing so, you will also protect the many animals (including shorebirds, barn owls, and fish) who live here.
Take a peek into the past with a visit to the Historic Stewart Farm, open to visitors Tuesday to Friday from 10am - 4pm and on weekends from 12pm - 4pm.
There are 4 picnic shelters in Elgin Heritage Park:
- 1 located west of the boat launch
- 1 located east of the boat launch
- 2 located in the west section of the park
Picnic shelters are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you’re having a picnic or hosting an event in a Surrey park please review the Park Activity Guidelines. Steps to hosting an event at Elgin Heritage Park will differ if you’re looking to host a public event.
The land was pre-empted by Samuel Hardy in the 1880s and later settled by John Stewart who built the fine Victorian farmhouse in 1894. For over 5 decades, the Stewart family operated a hay farm and helped build the local school, church, community hall and river dykes of the historic community of Elgin. Their property, including the farmhouse, is well-maintained and open to visitors.