Pitt Lake and Pitt-Addington Marsh – Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
Our visit to Pitt Lake and Pitt-Addington Marsh – Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
PITT-ADDINGTON MARSH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA
Pitt Lake located in Pitt Meadow’s most northerly region is one of the largest tidal lakes in the world and its marshes originally served as a natural floodplain in the region. Today, a large network of dykes protect the farmland that lie south of the Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area which spans over 2,882 hectares of marsh, wetland and forest. The dykes have been converted into trails which are ideal for hiking and cycling which offer spectacular views of Pitt Lake and its surrounding mountains and many opportunities for birding and wildlife viewing.
Explore the dramatic landscape of Pitt Lake at the Pitt-Addington Marsh in Pitt Meadows. Spanning 2,882 hectares of marsh, wetland and forest, the Wildlife Management Area is offers breathtaking scenery of Pitt Lake (the largest tidal lake in the world) and mountains along its expansive network of dyke trails and viewing towers:
LOCATION: Pitt-Addington Marsh is located at the end of Rannie Road in Northern Pitt Meadows, British Columbia (map)
DISTANCE: 6km round-trip (Pitt Lake to Nature Trail loop)
TIME: Allow 3-4 hours
POINTS OF INTEREST: Two viewing towers (one on the Pitt Lake dyke and the other at the end of the nature dyke trail), wildlife, birding and spectacular views.
OTHER INFORMATION: The dyke trails are very exposed and are often quite windy. Dress appropriately for the elements as the weather is unpredictable in the valley.