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The City of Surrey will be removing hazard trees at Elgin Heritage Park October 29 – December 10, 2018. The park will remain open. You may be temporarily redirected from certain trails during this time. See below for details.

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Elgin Heritage Park lies on the banks of the Nicomekl River and is home to a gorgeous wetland, a meadow, a forested area and the Historic Stewart Farm. The nature trail through the park is over 3 kilometres long and takes about an hour to complete.

Park Features & Guidelines

The park's most important ecosystem is its wetland which features a tidal 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) who live here.

Take a peek into the past with a visit to the Historic Stewart Farm, open to visitors Tuesday to Friday from 10am - 4pm and on weekends from 12pm - 4pm.

Picnic Shelters

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. If you’re having a picnic or hosting an event in a Surrey park please review the Park Activity Guidelines.  Steps to hosting an event at Elgin Heritage Park will differ if you’re looking to host a public event.

Hazard Tree Removal

There will be hazard tree removal from October 29 - December 10, 2018. The hazard tree work consists of the removal of dead, dying and diseased trees that pose a high risk to the public. Please be aware of work zone signage and barriers within the park.  Expect trail closures while crews are working. The work is throughout the park.


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.

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