Central Valley Greenway
The Central Valley Greenway is a 24-kilomtre pathway for cycling, jogging, walking, wheelchairs, skateboarding and blading - it's a major transportation and recreation project that is critical to the healthy future of the region. It will link to multiple destinations, communities, and workplaces in the Lower Mainland, will become a focal point for communities needing green space and will provide a model for future greenway projects.
Together with the BC Parkway the route forms the spine of Metro Vancouver’s cycling network and roughly parallels the Millennium SkyTrain Line through the Burnaby portion of the trail.
The Greenway officially opens to the public on June 27th, 2009. Come celebrate with us! Click here for more information...
The Central Valley Greenway varies greatly throughout the length of its route. In some sections it is fully constructed as a separated urban greenway or a rural recreational trail. In other sections the route runs parallel to a railway corridor or the edge of an industrial roadway.
Most sections of the trail are suitable for all kind of walking and wheeling (pedestrians, commuter and recreational cyclists, wheelchair users, in-line skating, skateboarding etc.). The exception is in Burnaby where there are some compacted gravel paths less suitable for in-line skating. Note that some sections of the Greenway are composed of interim routes that will be upgraded in the future.
If you plan to bike along the Greenway to the SkyTrain, please see the guidelines for bikes on SkyTrain.
Take a no-sweat tour of the Central Valley Greenway! Click here…
The Greenway is a partnership between the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia, TransLink, Metro Vancouver, the City of Vancouver, the City of Burnaby and the City of New Westminster.
Central Valley Greenway Opening Celebrations
Join us for a family-friendly celebration from noon to 3 p.m. at the Winston Overpass near the Sperling-Burnaby Lake SkyTrain station. Festivities will feature ribbon cutting, a children’s booth, free BBQ, a unicyclist, dance performances and lots of interactive booths!
The family-friendly, 8-km guided bicycle tour to Winston Overpass begins at Trout Lake. Look for the VACC departure station on the northeast side of John Hendry Park. The tour departs at 10:30 a.m.
Novice riders can start in New Westminster. The VACC departure station will be at Hyack Square on Columbia Street, just west of Begbie, near the New Westminster Quay. This journey offers 13-km of historic city and nature views all the way to the Winston Overpass. The tour, which departs at 9:30 a.m., will share historic information about New Westminster, which is celebrating its 150th birthday.
If you’d prefer to explore the Greenway on foot, Vancouver Parks and Recreation will provide guided walks through Trout Lake and onto the Central Valley Greenway. The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. next to the Trout Lake VACC departure station. After the walk, you will be able to take the SkyTrain from Broadway Station to the opening event at Sperling Station.
Getting there on Transit
Transit riders can board the SkyTrain Millennium Line to the Sperling-Burnaby Lake Station. From the station guests can walk towards the magnificent Winston Overpass. This overpass has been designed for pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross Winston Street and the railroad tracks.