Note: Exercise caution at the north end of this trail by watching for both passenger and commercial vehicular traffic when crossing River Road to access the dyke and the Middle Arm Trail.
Points of Interest
Terra Nova Rural Park and Adventure Play Environment
This 63-acre city-wide nature park in the Thompson area includes historic buildings, a community garden, a picnic area and an Adventure Play Environment.
This rural park has an excellent habitat for birds and other wildlife in the area. Boardwalks, slough and viewing platforms are available for enhanced park visibility and access. Various agriculturally-oriented activities take place at the park including a Waterwise Demonstration Garden and community garden and is home to user groups that include the Fruit Tree Sharing Project and the Terra Nova School Yard Project.
The Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment is a play experience unique to Metro Vancouver and is a result of an extensive and highly successful community planning process that reflects the agricultural traditions of the area and complements the City’s growing collection of innovative parks. Visit the Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment page for more information.
A new feature along the Railway Greenway is the addition of a beginner to intermediate skill level bike park. Complete with pump track, rolling hills and low jumps, this bike park is geared toward helping young or novice riders develop skills before trying out the bigger jumps at the Garden City Bike Terrain Park.
In 2022, the City expanded its community garden footprint to include three new community gardens along the Railway Greenway. Located at key entrance points along the Greenway, food grown in these gardens belong to the registered gardeners and cannot be used or sold for any commercial purposes. Gardeners grow food, flowers and plants, share knowledge with each other and the community and celebrate the seasons through social gatherings. Visit the Community Garden section on the Richmond Parks page for more information.
Visit the Railway Greenway Park page for more information about this evolving site.
This is one of the earliest homes built in Steveston and is significant for its historical association to the development of this community, both as a residential building and through its connection to the Branscombe family’s general store located in downtown Steveston. This house reflects the pattern of commercial and related residential development that occurred early in Steveston’s history.