The Central Valley Greenway is a multi-use pedestrian and cycling route linking New Westminster, Coquitlam, Burnaby and Vancouver. There is so much to see as it follows the Fraser River, Brunette River, alongside Burnaby Lake and past Still Creek. The route is flat, separated and safe with many parks, shopping and transit hubs along the way. The CVG is the backbone for the regional cycling network and encourages alternative modes of travel as most of the trail is also accessible to wheelchairs, skateboarding and in-line skating. The CVG is a great place to walk, run or ride!
Distance – 26km end to end
EAST TO WEST: Start at New Westminster Quay following CVG signs on Columbia St through Hume Park and west along the Brunette River, past Burnaby Lake and into Vancouver
WEST TO EAST: From Vancouver the signed route begins at Main Street and heads east all the way to New Westminster Quay.
Returning Options: The SkyTrain is accessible from anywhere along the route for a quick return– a nice combo of riding and transit – especially if it starts to rain!
The Translink Buzzer Blog tells everything you need to know about the CVG.
Translink’s 2010 Map shows lots of places to visit and things to do along the way.