Elgin Heritage Park
13723 Crescent Road, Surrey BC
About Elgin Heritage Park
Elgin Heritage Park is on the banks of the Nicomekl River. The forested area between the 2 entrances to the park has many large trees often used by eagles and hawks to survey the surrounding area for prey. The habitat functions of the marsh significantly contribute to the ecological value of the lower Nicomekl River. The area supports fish and other wildlife and is used for nesting by small perching birds and waterfowl.
This park is an unique ecosystem, with waterfowl and shorebirds that are sensitive to disturbance. Please stay on trails and keep dogs on leash at all times. Between October and December you can view spawning salmon in Chantrell Creek, at the southwest corner of the park.
The land was pre-empted by John Hardy in the 1880s and then 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.
Historic Stewart Farm and Ward's Marina are also in Elgin Heritage Park.
Things to do:
- The nature trail around Elgin Heritage Park is around 3.25 kilometres long. Allow 1 hour to complete the loop.