Elgin Heritage Park
Explore the trails through natural areas, have a picnic or visit historic Stewart Farm at Elgin Heritage Park in South Surrey.
City parks are open for casual use. To minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission, stay home when sick, stay 2 metres apart, do not gather in groups, and wear a mask in crowded spaces. Spectators for outdoor sports are not permitted as per new public health orders.
Dawn until dusk
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.
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) that live here.
Take a peek into the past with a guided outdoor tour of Historic Stewart Farm on Tuesday-Friday afternoons.
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.