Maplewood Flats: Guidelines for Trail Use
Since 1993, on these lands and flats, the WBT of BC has been managing Maplewood Flats with 5km of trails, plant nursery, and nature house. Access to the site is free.
We acknowledge that the Maplewood Flats is on the unceded lands and waters of the Tsleil-Waututh and Coast Salish People.
The site includes a 96-hectare intertidal area composed of mudflats and salt marsh. A 30-hectare upland area features deciduous and mixed forest, rough grassland, and freshwater marsh habitats. More than two hundred and fifty species of birds have been observed here to date.
It is essential to recognize the impact of human activities on Maplewood Flats ecosystems, especially considering the increase in site visitation yearly.
Joggers appear more intense in the birds’ field of view than walkers, are louder, and cause escape responses at greater distances. The effect of bicycles would likely have an even greater effect on bird behaviour. There is a bike rack located adjacent to the greeter hut near the trail entrance.
Dogs are only on the East side of the Maplewood Flats (i.e. no dogs on/beyond the bridge).
These provide vital food sources for wildlife. Practice a “no trace” visit by taking away only photographs (and garbage).
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Download your very own copy of the All Seasons Self-Guided Tour map for use whenever you visit Maplewood Flats. A laminated map is also available for use while on site and is available at the Greeter Hut (please note, the Greeter Hut is closed at this time as part of our Covid-19 social distancing response).
Maplewood Flats is open 24 hours a day,
7 days a week.
The entire trail network is wheelchair accessible, as are the washrooms.
Washrooms are available at the Greeter Hut and Corrigan Nature House during volunteer hours (typically on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays).
Vehicle parking is free. Please do not park in Environment Canada´s Staff Parking Area Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. You may use their parking area after 5:30 pm, on weekends, and on Statutory Holidays.
A Translink Bus stop is located on Dollarton Hwy just past the entrance to the site. Visit the Translink webpage for transit schedules. Our address is 2649 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 1B1.