North Shore Salmon Habitat Conservation Interpretive Walk

Walk #2 – Heywood Park & Mackay Creek Hatchery

Route connects Spirit Trail to Mackay Creek and Mosquito Creek.

Walk, run or bike on this mostly off-road route. (3.5kms)

This interpretive walk showcases several major community art projects along with many public art works and salmon conservation initiatives aimed at protecting and enhancing North Shore salmon and important salmon habitat through this urban and wild corridor situated on Traditional Coast Salish Territory.

  1. Mackay Creek Hatchery and salmon habitat mural in Heywood Park
  2. Heywood Park salmon themed playground
  3. Mackay Creek habitat remediation
  4. Jody Bloomfield Salmon Sculptures
  5. Totem Pole and Mackay Creek footbridge and salmon motif installation
  6. Hyak Park habitat restoration
  7. Lower Mackay Creek habitat restoration
  8. North Vancouver Tennis Centre salmon identification station
  9. Lower Mackay Creek wetlands and entrance onto North Shore Spirit Trail
  10. Species identification station
  11. Griffin Art Projects
  12. Beaver Den art sculpture
  13. Riparian zone habitat restoration
  14. Spirit Trail Bridge and Mackay Creek Estuary. Lookout and eagle nest viewpoint
  15. Mackay Creek off-channel habitat (Seaspan)
  16. Mackay Creek estuary habitat restoration
  17. “Blessing of the Salmon” mural (Coho Society of the North Shore and Bodwell International School)
  18. Burrard Inlet Foreshore including view of  the port of Vancouver
  19. Historic logging mill plaque
  20. Harbour seal habitat viewpoint
  21. Eagles nest viewpointNew street banners have popped up along two major North Shore thoroughfares that aim to remind commuters that wildlife also travels through the area.
  22. Mosquito Creek Estuary restoration
  23. “Coho Salmon Habitat” mural 2016. (Coho Society of the North Shore and North Western Hydraulics)
  24. Storm drain swails and rain garden showcase on Bewicke Ave.
  25. Lower Mosquito Creek riparian zone habitat restoration
  26. First Nations Hip Hop Mural 2014
  27. Mosquito Creek fish ladder
  28. “Returning Salmon” art sculpture
  29. Coho Festival banners*

* Each year August – October Coho Festival banners can be seen along Marine Drive and Keith Bridge identifying the salmon found in streams and rivers on traditional First Nations land and through the three municipalities of the North Shore. The Coho Festival is held on the 2nd Sunday in September and the Coast Salish’s Community ‘Blessing of the Samon’ is a highlight!