Recreational Trail and Cycling MapThe City of Richmond offers a rich agricultural, waterfront and natural environments to explore. Spectacular views, easy access due to a flat terrain, heritage landscapes and a unique island ecology makes using the Recreational Trail and Cycling System an enjoyable, accessible adventure for all users.
Recreational Trails & Cycling Routes
There are several key points of interest along the Recreational Trail System that feature scenic viewing and ecological destination points. Details are included in each route. In addition to these ecological and scenic points of interest, there are other features along the system such as fishing piers, Nature Park Bog Forest and public art pieces.
For detailed information about existing and planned cycling routes and trails in Richmond, please see the cycling topics Local Cycling Routes and Maps in the Transportation section of the city website.
Notice: North Dyke Recreational Trail Closure
The North Dyke Trail between one kilometre east of No. 5 Road and No. 6 Road is closed until further notice. Detour routes are:
- Eastbound users: via No. 5 Road, Vulcan Way and No. 6 Road
- Westbound users: via No. 6 Road, Vulcan Way and No. 5 Road
Detour signage has been installed to direct users. At this time, the period of closure has not been determined. Check back for updates.
The structure of Richmond's recreational trails and cycling network is a route-based system that is built on a combination of on-street cycling routes, on-street connector routes and off-street cycling and pedestrian trails. Each route is a 'loop', has the same start/end point and is planned in combination with trail, designated bicycle and on-street connector routes.
Four of the suggested routes below are under two hours, while others are more encompassing cycling tours of the city taking over two hours to complete.
|Route Name||Distance and Cycling Time|
|Steveston / South Dyke||6km | 20 minutes|
|West Dyke / South Dyke Cycling||26.5km | 90 minutes|
|East Richmond South / North Arm River||23.5km | 75 minutes|
|Sea Island Drive / Middle Arm||25km | 85 minutes|
|West and South Dyke / Sea Island||30km | 1 hour 45 minutes|
|Middle Arm Trail / East and Central Richmond||38km | 2 hours|
|Middle Arm Trail / Shell Road Trail / West Dyke Trail||43.5km | 2 hours 30 minutes|
|Circumnavigate the Island||47.5km | 3 hours|
Note: Estimated times for the cycling routes are based on an assumed cycling speed of 18 km/h (11 mph).