Regional District of Nanaimo - Morden Colliery Regional Trail

Morden Colliery Regional Trail

The RDN initiated development of the Morden Colliery Trail in 1995 under license from the Province of BC. The trail runs along an old rail grade used to move coal from the mines of South Wellington to Boat Harbour during the early years of the 20th Century. While the trail corridor connects Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park with Hemer Provincial Park, the mid-section of the corridor between Nanaimo River and Cedar Road has not yet been developed. For now, enjoy the two segments of pretty woodland trail situated at each end of the corridor and accessible from the Provincial Parks. Click here to learn about plans to develop the mid-section of the Morden Colliery Regional Trail.

things to do
Walking, bird watching, mountain biking, horseback riding

how to get there
On the west side of the Nanaimo River, take Morden Rd (off Hwy 1) to the Provincial Park and trailhead; on the east side of the River, take Hemer Rd (off Cedar Rd) to the Provincial Park or get on the trail along Cedar Rd by the shopping centre.

Park Location

location map

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park photo