6 Things to Do at Aldergrove Regional Park

Cyclists at Aldergrove Regional Park near Vancouver

Cyclists at Aldergrove Regional Park. Photo: Metro Vancouver

Head to Aldergrove Regional Park in Langley to enjoy forests, meadows, and streams. You can picnic, hike, bike, or get in touch with the outdoors at a specially designed nature play area.


How to Get to Aldergrove Regional Park

Aldergrove Regional Park is located in southern Langley. To get there from Vancouver, take Highway 1 East, then take Exit 73 to go south on Highway 13. Turn left onto 16th Avenue, then go right onto 272 Street. Turn left on 8th Avenue, then turn right a minute later at the Aldergrove Regional Park sign. Follow the road into the park to the main parking area.


Tips for Visiting

  • Visit the park website and use the park map to plan your trip.
  • The park gate opens at 7 a.m. each day and closes in the evening. Closing times vary with the season. Check opening hours on the park website so you don’t get locked in.
  • Dogs must be on leash in the park to protect wildlife and are not allowed in the Nature Discovery Area. There is a large off-leash area in the northeast corner of the park.
  • Smoking, vaping, cannabis, drones, alcohol, and collecting plants are not allowed.
  • There are washrooms at the main day-use area as well as at Aldergrove Bowl.
  • Be safe in the park. AdventureSmart recommends bringing a backpack with essential safety and first aid gear on every hike. Check the forecast and pack extra clothing for the weather. Leave a trip plan so someone knows where you are going and when you will be back.
  • Read our tips for safe spring hiking in Vancouver.


Explore the Nature Discovery Area

Families will love the Nature Discovery Area. This part of the park is specially landscaped to allow children and visitors of all ages to connect with nature through play. The area includes fun natural play elements such as a climbing stump, stepping stones, balance beams, and a sandy play area.

Nature play area at Aldergrove Regional Park

Nature play area at Aldergrove Regional Park. Photo: Metro Vancouver


Take Your Dog for Adventure

Aldergrove Regional Park is dog-friendly. There are over 15 kilometres of on-leash trails to take your pup on a hike. There are also two huge off-leash dog areas at the northeast corner of the park where your pup can run and play. You can hike there from the main day-use area along the Pepin Brook Loop Trail or use the small parking lot on Lefeuvre Road just south of the intersection with Huntingdon Road.


Go For a Bike Ride

The gravel Rock’n Horse Trail makes a 6.5 km loop around the middle of the park and is open to cyclists. You will share the trail with hikers and horses, so go slow around the corners and move aside to let others pass.

Cyclist at Aldergrove Regional Park

Cyclist at Aldergrove Regional Park. Photo: Metro Vancouver


Have a Picnic

Aldergrove Regional Park has several picnic areas. There are picnic tables at Aldergrove Bowl and in the Nature Discovery Area. There is also a covered picnic shelter at the main day-use area. It even has a fire ring so you can roast marshmallows.

Picnic area at Aldergrove Regional Park

Picnic area near the nature play area. Photo: Metro Vancouver Parks


Enjoy the Views From Aldergrove Bowl

Until the 1990s, Aldergrove Bowl was a gravel pit. In 2000, the area was landscaped into parkland and wildlife habitat. Today you can walk through a grassland and around a pond. Be sure to follow the Aldergrove Bowl Trail up the hill to a great viewpoint of the Cascade Mountains and Mount Baker.


Go for a Hike

With 15 km of trails, there are several hiking options in Aldergrove Regional Park. The Pepin Brook Loop is a great easy hike. The 3.5 km loop is mostly flat with a few short (but steep) hills. The trail winds through the forest, then alongside a stream. As you walk, watch for birds and other wildlife near the brook.

Boardwalk on the Pepin Brook Loop Trail in Aldergrove Regional Park

Photo: All Trails/Maria Alison

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