Elgin Heritage Park
Explore the trails, have a picnic or visit historic Stewart Farm at Elgin Heritage Park.
Dawn until Dusk
Elgin Heritage Park is a very popular location, featuring a gorgeous wetland, meadow, forested area, marina and the Historic Stewart Farm heritage zone. 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 the tidal Nicomekl 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.
Hosting Events at Elgin Heritage Park
The City has larger, multi-use parks that may be better suited for your event, particularly if your event or activities feature more than 50 people.
Steps to hosting an event at Elgin Heritage Park will differ if you’re looking to host a public event.
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.
Professional and group photography at Elgin Heritage Park & Historic Stewart Farm requires a no-cost permit.
Book your free photography permit
Due to a high volume of inquiries, submit your Photography Permit request at least seven days before your photoshoot. Once processed, we will email you a permit.
Book your photography permit using the online form linked below or call 604-501-5050.
Limousine and chartered buses
Limousine and chartered buses are not permitted to park on-site.
- Drop-off is at the roundabout by Ward’s Marina.
- Use off-site parking for the duration of the session.
Learn more about photography at the Historic Stewart Farm.
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.