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140 communities of metro Vancouver: EastWood

We'll visit all 140 communities that make up Metro Vancouver (in alphabetical order). Today we'll visit  far off Eastwood.

The weather forecast shows Monday to be rain free. We'll finish that trail in Kilmer Park that we found on one of ourt earlier walks. We'll walk the scenic Poco Trail along the Fraser. I won't mention the walk up Kingsway on our way back.

For those who like: trails and riversides

Starting Time: start meeting up at 12:45 - walk starts at 1 PM

Getting there: The #159 comes from Braid Station or the #160 comes from Burrard  Station. Since this is a round-trip walk, you could drive.

Cancelled If: It won't be.

Pace: Normal (5 km/hr).

Distance: 8.5 km (if we don't get lost). 

Time: approx. 2 hours

Elevation Gain:  Pretty flat (50 feet max).

Washroom Break: Thompson Park

The end of the walk: Port Coquitlam Station (where we started - it's a round-trip).

a map of the route:

fullsize map

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  • Denwa B.

    Hey Dave, the section of Kingsway between McLean and Tyner is without sidewalks. If it's dry out, you can walk on the grass. otherwise it's a bit messy/uncomfortable. I walk around there fairly often (today, actually), and it might be worth checking out the Coast Meridian Overpass. Interesting to watch the train engines turn around. Pretty sure there is a short section of Kingsway near the Mary Hill that is also sidewalkfree, near the Horton Tim's.
    I was going to suggest McLean, but it is ALSO lacking a sidewalk between Kingsway and Brown. I usually go down Broadway and along Langan, but it is (arrgh) missing a sidewalk too.
    Port/Coquitlam has many streets without sidewalks, but to compensate, there is an amazing network of footpaths which riddle the whole area. Might be worth revisiting it in the future.

    December 15, 2013

    • Dave S

      Thanks for the info. Since I was the only one on the walk I decided to just keep going on the Poco Trail. I got across the tracks and Lougheed Highway. Some interesting stuff in that section of the Poco Trail.

      December 16, 2013

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