Minnekhada Park, Port Coquitlam, B.C.

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Road leading to Minnekhada Lodge, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

I grew up next door to¬† Minnekhada Regional Park (although it wasn’t a regional park then – we called it Minnekhada Farm) and have hiked it’s trails since it opened to hikers. The park’s surrounds are the same as my childhood home and I took it for granted in my youth on Cedar Drive. Now that I’ve traveled the world, I no longer take it for granted.

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Minnekhada Park, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

The 200 hectare park is now popular with day-hikers and bird watchers but was once Lieutenant Governor Eric Hamber’s hunting retreat.

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Mossy Maple Tree, Minnekhada Park, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

We saw three bears, two cubs and a mother.

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Stump and Forest. Minnekhada Park, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

The park’s history is quite interesting and can be found here: History of Minnekhada Farm

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Minnekhada Park, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

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Minnekhada Park, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

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Minnekhada Park, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

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Forced hug. Minnekhada Park, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

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Tadpoles, Minnekhada Park, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

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Minnekhada Park, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada