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The TransCanada Trail crosses Canada from sea to sea. Part of this trail runs through a beautiful park setting in North Vancouver, BC. This article describes the trail and the park and includes an array of photographs taken along the trailway. Who likes the woods? If you do, please join me for this pictorial walk along North Vancouver's Mosquito Creek Trail. Who would believe it? Right smack in the middle of the bustling city of North Vancouver, we find a wonderful, secluded, wheelchair- accessible walking trail that follows a creek through the forest. It is cool, green, and verdant year round, resplendent with birds and other wildlife. The trail is popular with dog walkers, joggers, bicyclists and those who are walking for exercise, as well as with those who are simply wanting to relax and commune with nature. The Mosquito Creek segment of the Trans Canada Trail starts on Marine Drive in the City of North Vancouver, winds through a forest and takes you to Queens Avenue in the District of North Vancouver.
As to the unfortunate naming of the trail and the creek -- I can only say that I have lived here more than twenty years and have walked this trail multiple times a month. I have yet to see, hear or feel a mosquito in that area! Unless otherwise stated, all photo credits are to June Campbell. Do You Enjoy Nature Trails? Do you use or enjoy nature trails? If yes, what do you enjoy most about walking through natural surroundings? I commune with nature. Its a spiritual activity for me. I take my children or grandchildren for walks along the trails. Its family time for me. I don't use nature trails. It's not for me. Debate: The Bright Lights or Mother Nature? Vancouver's North Shore, which includes North Vancouver and West Vancouver, touches the ocean on three sides and is backed up against the North Shore Mountains. We can choose between the ocean and all that it has to offer -- or, we can opt for skiing, snow shoeing, snow boarding, hiking and nature trails within a few minutes drive or walk.
Many residents of the North Shore prefer to live here because of the close proximity to nature. The City of Vancouver is located across Burrard Inlet. Vancouver is a wonderful, cosmopolitan, world class city. People live there for the shopping, the art and culture and the trendiness and excitement that is part of that culture. So where would you prefer to live? The trail follows a bubbling creek running through a residential neighborhood. Although this trail is smack dab in the middle of a populated city area, large trees block the residences from view. Although you may sometimes see a rooftop peeping through the greenery, the sensation is that of being in a wilderness area far removed from civilization. The trail itself is well developed and is accessible to those using wheel chairs. However, some chair users may find the terrain to be a little too rough for their comfort. The trail habitation includes trees of various varieties, ferns, moss and other plant life. Vancouver is situated in a rain forest. While we enjoy complaining about the rain, we appreciate the year round lush greenery that we also enjoy. Birds are plentiful, as are squirrels and other small animals.
From time to time, a coyote or a bear is spotted. See the photos below for trail pictures taken in the month of March. In March, snowdrops and a few crocuses blossom along the trail. The white flowers are stunning set against the lush green ferns and moss. It is a joy to see them heralding the first signs of spring. According to information provided by a local resident, a woman planted the snowdrops along the trail. What a beautiful legacy to leave behind. The photos below do not do them justice. The Trans Canada Trail is a non-profit registered charity raising funds to build a recreational trail that will wind its way through every province and territory in Canada, linking 1000 communities along its route. Welcome to the Cycling BC's Trans Canada Trail website. Here you'll find information and maps to guide you through some of the province’s most stunning landscapes as you explore BC's Trans Canada Trail.