Trip 200 - March 31, 2021 (Wednesday)

Mundy Park Visit

Coquitlam British Columbia

Park Location: In the city of Coquitlam BC, approximately 25 km East of Vancouver.

Liked: Smooth and wide paths with minimal elevation change, numerous large tall trees, pleasant natural environment, a few fine forest scenes.

Of Note: The park is very popular, traffic noise in much of the park (especially on the Perimeter Trail), occasional aircraft noise.

Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook (5th edition) Trailhead Coordinates: Page 11 (North Vancouver) E6.

Related Website: Mundy Park - City of Coquitlam Official Site.

Mundy Park is an impressive large park located in the City of Coquitlam to the East of Vancouver. It has a 4 km-long Perimeter trail, and several trails that cut across the park while beginning and ending at or near the Perimeter Trail. A few shorter trails are there as well. The elevation change is minimal, and a whole lot of people were walking, jogging, and riding bicycles in the park today. Dog walkers were out in force too. It is bound to be even busier on weekends. There are fine tall trees lining up mostly very wide and level paths. A few benches here and there allow to rest for a while. Mundy Lake is located inside the park, and is more of an oversized pond than a lake. That said, there is a 1 km-long trail around the lake, and it's the only dog-free place in the park, as dogs are not permitted to be near the lake.

We have taken public transit to get to and from Mundy Park, and there are several bus and Skytrain photographs in this trip report.

1. We are in Vancouver, on the corner of Terminal Avenue and Main Street, approaching Main Street-Science World Skytrain station.


Main Street at Terminal Avenue Vancouver British Columbia

2. At the entrance to the station.


Main Street - Science World Skytrain Station Entrance

3. Inside the station, getting ready to head up the stairs.


Inside Main Street Skytrain Station Vancouver BC Canada

4. Now on the platform. We need a train to Production Way - University.


Main Street Skytrain Platform

5. Station name sign.


Main Street - Science World Station

6. Our train is approaching.


Skytrain on Main Street Station

7. Inside the train. It's almost 9 AM.


Inside Skytrain Vancouver BC

8. Looking through the windshield.


Skytrain Track

9. Arrived to Braid Station, 30 minutes after boarding at Main Street-Science World.


Braid Station Platform

10. Inside Braid Station.


Braid Station New Westminster British Columbia Canada

11. Outside Braid Station.


Braid Station Exterior

12. There is a bus loop by Braid Station, and we needed bus #153.


Bus #153 at Braid Skytrain Station

13. Inside the bus by the driver's seat.


Inside Translink Bus

14. Inside another bus on the way back.


Translink Bus Interior

15. After a 20 minute ride, we are the stop on Como Lake Avenue by Baker Drive, looking back. Park entrance is seen on the left side past the bus stop.


Como Lake Avenue at Baker Drive Bus Stop

16. There are 11 entrances (called "gates") to Mundy Park, and this is gate #2. Coordinates: N 49⁰15.786' W 122⁰49.484. Elevation: 168 meters.


Mundy Park Entrance - Como Lake Avenue at Baker Drive

17. Mundy Park map from the info stand seen in the photo above. Our entrance is inside the red square at the top of the map. 4 km-long Perimeter Trail is a blue circle. Waterline Trail, which we took after hiking the entirety of the Perimeter Trail, is seen descending from the red square, and the first intersecting trail is Interlakes Trail, which then led us to Mundy Lake.


Mundy Park Trail Map

18-19. 70 meters past the entrance, we are at the intersection of Waterline Trail and Perimeter Trail. We turned to the right, and walked the Perimeter Trail counter-clockwise.


Waterline Trail at Perimeter Trail Coquitlam BC Canada

Mundy Park Coquitlam BC

20. Perimeter Trail in Mundy Park.


Mundy Park Perimeter Trail

21. Wide, smooth, with minimal elevation change.


Mundy Park Coquitlam British Columbia

22. An interesting view on the right side.


Mundy Park

23. And a very atmospheric bench. All other benches we have seen are quite modern in comparison.


Bench in Mundy Park

24. Having completed the Perimeter Trail loop, we returned to Waterline Trail, and headed straight. Soon, it reached Interlakes Trail, where we turned right.


Waterline Trail at Interlakes Trail in Mundy Park Coquitlam BC

25. Now on Interlakes Trail, with a left turn to Mundy Lake seen ahead. Dogs are not allowed on the trails near the lake.


Mundy Park - Interlakes Trail

26. Approaching Mundy Lake. It took less than 10 minutes from the intersection of Perimeter and Waterline trails to get here.


Mundy Park

27. Mundy Lake, featuring two Canadian geese. There was also a duck there, and that's all for waterfowl.


Mundy Lake

28. Lakeside Loop Trail around Mundy Lake is 1 km long.


Lakeside Loop Trail in Mundy Park Coquitlam BC Canada

29. A bench by the lake. The view was underwhelming, but the sun was nice to have on a fairly chilly morning.


Bench by Mundy Lake

30. More of Lakeside Loop Trail.


Mundy Park - Lakeside Loop Trail

31. Mundy Lake is more like a large pond.


Mundy Lake in Mundy Park

Here is our video of Mundy Lake.

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32. Despite being more like a pond, Mundy Lake's got quite a view, if only one.


Mundy Lake Coquitlam BC

33. On the way back, we took bus #151 to Burquitlam Station, walked a bit in the vicinity, and found this neat piece of art on the corner of Clarke Road and North Road.


Clarke Road at North Road Coquitlam BC

Despite traffic and aircraft noise, as well as rather crowded conditions for a natural outing, Mundy Park is a very good place to visit. Recommended.


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