Time  5 hours 3 minutes

Coordinates 1191

Uploaded December 14, 2015

Recorded December 2015

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7.96 mi

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near Connaught Heights, British Columbia (Canada)

Starts at the Market Crossing shopping mall. Passing Riverway Golf Course the track has become out of date, as the golf club may prevent access to the designated paths along the fairway areas, due to lack of consideration of pedestrians, and golfer conflicts.

Done in winter with wind and occasional rain; small streams draining to the Fraser River are in flood.

The turn around is at Romers Hamburgers, at the foot of Kerr St. The summer craft market was a draw here at the time of the track, but has subsequently been cancelled due to adjoining resident parking complaints. Can cut distance in half if being met by car at Romers.
Parking

Market Crossing

Start of foot-bicycle path; follows Maring Drive for several hunderd meters
Photo

Start into Forest

Paved walking-bicycle trail follows stream, becomes a small river in winter
Waypoint

Riverway Golf Course (public)

Beer patio and restaurant, driving range. The track in this area is now out of date and is for historical reference only. This is a bicycle trail on Google but since golfing development bicycles invite major conflict! Also there is conflict now between golfers and walkers due to lack of attention and consideration. There was an alternative "South Path" just south of the railway, however, this has also been torn up by new commercial development activity. In the future it is hoped a new walking route will become available through this area.
Risk

Beside Golf Fairways

Winter birds on and near fairways, some flooding. Bufflehead duck, Great Blue Herons abundant. The golf club now frowns on use of the designated trails and conflict may arise. As mentioned in the introduction, the track has become out of date and is for historical reference.
Photo

Path towards Fraser River

A small flooded stream parallels this path, can be 10-20 cm of water after rains, so wear wellies in winter. Vintage artwork from time original trails built.
River

Fraser River

A working river with active tug and barge traffic, boatyards, log rafting.
Provisioning

Romers Burger Bar

gourmet burgers and more, washrooms, community center, public fountain, bike racks
River

Pier

in front of Restauraunt, good river views from end, fishing activity
Birding spot

Blue Jays

actually Stellar Jays (5)
River

Captin's Chair

Observation deck into River
Photo

Slough

Slough
Information

'East end of South Path'

access South Path by crossing railway, and taking narrow foot path to west of slough, then turn west and follow along south side of railway. The short track segment and this Waypoint is to guide you to its east end. No track saved. Rejoins the North Path later.

13 comments

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver Dec 14, 2015

    Bufflehead duck https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/market-crossing-to-romers-along-the-fraser-river-burnaby-bc-11678081#wp-11678085/photo-7127920

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver Dec 14, 2015

    trail crosses tee-off area, walkers use golf sense or take south path option https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/market-crossing-to-romers-along-the-fraser-river-burnaby-bc-11678081#wp-11678085/photo-7127921

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver Dec 14, 2015

    Great Blue Heron in flight over fairways https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/market-crossing-to-romers-along-the-fraser-river-burnaby-bc-11678081#wp-11678085/photo-7127922

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver Dec 14, 2015

    Great Blue Heron https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/market-crossing-to-romers-along-the-fraser-river-burnaby-bc-11678081#wp-11678087/photo-7127924

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver Dec 14, 2015

    Stellars Jays (5) https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/market-crossing-to-romers-along-the-fraser-river-burnaby-bc-11678081#wp-11678095/photo-7127941

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver Dec 14, 2015

    Great Blue Heron https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/market-crossing-to-romers-along-the-fraser-river-burnaby-bc-11678081/photo-7127877

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver Dec 14, 2015

    flooding after rains, Wellie boots in winter https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/market-crossing-to-romers-along-the-fraser-river-burnaby-bc-11678081#wp-11678087/photo-7127926

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver Dec 14, 2015

    Approaching Romers for lunch https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/market-crossing-to-romers-along-the-fraser-river-burnaby-bc-11678081/photo-7127878

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver Dec 16, 2015

    From pier in front of Romers https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/market-crossing-to-romers-along-the-fraser-river-burnaby-bc-11678081/photo-7127879

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver Dec 16, 2015

    In flood after heavy rains https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/market-crossing-to-romers-along-the-fraser-river-burnaby-bc-11678081#wp-11678083/photo-7127885

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver May 8, 2016

    May 2016; blocked by major construction, only golf course route is open. https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/market-crossing-to-romers-along-the-fraser-river-burnaby-bc-11678081#wp-11678098/photo-7127724

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver May 8, 2016

    May, 2016. Alternate trail south of golf course along south side of canal is blocked by major construction. Hopefully an upgraded path is in the future plan here, as it would link many established trail segments.

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver May 8, 2016

    Golf course route is open, repeated in May 2016.

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