Green Timbers Urban Forest offers wetlands, lakes, grassland meadows and nature trails all nestled within a beautiful second growth forest.
Green Timbers is known as the birthplace of reforestation in British Columbia. Towering ancient forest once lined the old Yale Wagon Road (now Fraser Highway). As early as 1860 people tried to designate the area for parkland.
At the public's request, the first square mile was replanted in 1931, the province's first major reforestation project. In 1996 it was decided through referendum that the forest would henceforth be managed in perpetuity for its intrinsic values.
Trail Round Trip: Combined trails approximately 5 km. Allow 2 hours.
How to Get There: Take Fraser Highway to 140 Street, turn north on 140 Street and right (east) on 100 Avenue. Parking is on the right between 144 and 148 Streets. Other trails can be accessed at the Teachers' Conference Centre. Turn south and left into the parking lot south of 96 Avenue. Additional parking lot: BC Hydro Right-of-Way south of 96 Avenue on the west side of 148 Street
For More Information: Green Timbers Heritage Society