Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park
Cheam Lake Wetlands is a 107 hectare park located in Electoral Area D that is comprised of lake, marsh and forest. It is popular for walking, picnicking and bird watching and is home to many insect, mammal and bird species. To date, 184 different bird species have been recorded in the park.
The park's trail system is approximately 2 km long. It is ideal for all ages and features raised walkways and an elevated viewing platform. This park is designed and managed to protect sensitive habitat and wildlife. It is unsuitable for intensive recreation.
Amenities include an information kiosk, information shelter, pit toilets, seasonal running water (non-drinkable) and six picnic tables.
A free interpretive program runs at the park mostly during the spring and summer for educational groups. The first part of the tour features a hike through a marsh, a view of a beaver pond and a talk about the park's marsh plants and wildlife. The second part of the program, pond dipping, is a hands-on activity where small nets are used to capture pond creatures such as dragonfly nymphs, frogs and water beetles. Information is shared about the individual creatures captured including their life history.
To book a free tour, call (604) 702-5024 to reserve a date. Demand is high, especially during summer months.