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52 Weeks of Trails - Week 42- Porpoise Bay Provincial Park Trail

In case you missed it, we've introduced our challenge to you for 2014-- 52 Weeks of Trails.  Each week we'll blog about a trail (hike, bike, snowshoe, and paddle!) and we hope you enjoy and share your experience with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and/or Instagram using #52weeksoftrails.  Happy Trails!

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LENGTH & DIFFICULTY

2km  | 15 minutes - 1 hour |  Easy

The trail system in Porpoise Bay Provinicial Park is very well maintained and easy to follow.  The trails center around Angus Creek, which flows through the park to the Angus Creek estuary and then into Sechelt Inlet.    In the late fall there is a large salmon spawn here, and viewing the fish is a major attraction.  On this day in October there were several visible chum salmon in the creek.   Other trails in the park wind beneath large fir, cedar, hemlock, and maple trees.

The paths are quiet soft and wide, and in October were completely covered in beautiful fall foliage.  When you start on the path its only a short hop to the creek, with one branch off prior to the ampitheater.  Once you reach the creek, you can go left or right.  Going right takes you further up alongside the shallow creek and eventually to the ampitheater, and turning left takes you downstream to a bridge and eventually the beach.  Both directions can easily be explored in a short time.  The trail is friendly to all manner of users so as always, be respectful of one another and pick up after your dog.

TRAIL MAP & DIRECTIONS: 

At the main intersection in Sechelt (Hwy 101 and Wharf Road), turn north on Wharf Road.  At the next stop sign, take a left onto Sechelt Inlet Road and then drive approximately 4km to the entrance to Porpoise Bay Provinicial Park on your left.  Once inside the park, follow the signs to the ampitheatre.  When you reach the parking for the ampitheatre you'll see the trailhead.

Share your adventure on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and/or Instagram using #52weeksoftrails.
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