A first time visitor might expect to find Hawthorn trees, but in fact the forest consists mainly of Paper Birch, Red Alder and Black Cottonwood trees. The park includes a rhododendron garden, picnic shelter, playground and water playground, in addition to the walking trails.
The trunks of the deciduous trees show differences in colour and texture of the bark. For example, the Paper Birch, also called White Birch, has thin bark that is white to reddish brown in colour, peels easily and is used by native peoples for baskets and containers. The bark of Red Alder is usually smooth and light gray with white blotches which are actually lichens. The bark of Black Cottonwood is green and smooth when the tree is young. It becomes grey and furrowed as the tree gets older.
Trail Round Trip:
Approximately 2.6 km. Allow less than 1 hour.
How to Get There:
From King George Highway turn east on 104 Avenue, then left on 144 Street. The parking lot is immediately to your left, just north of 104A Avenue.