North Shore Salmon Habitat Conservation Interpretive Walk

Walk #3 – West Vancouver Habitat Discovery

Route that connects Pauline Johnson Educational Wetland Garden, West Vancouver Memorial Park Rearing Pond, MacDonald Creek and Lawson Creek Estuary Restoration projects, Ambleside Park to Capilano River Estuary). 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. Pauline Johnson Elementary School Educational Wetland
  2. Pauline Johnson Native Plant Garden
  3. ‘Beach Tangle’ Sculpture by Gordon Smith
  4. Memorial Park Rearing Pond
  5. MacDonald Creek Fish ladder
  6. MacDonald Creek Estuary Restoration
  7. Foreshore Fish Sculpture
  8. Lawson Creek Estuary Restoration
  9. Lawson Creek Bridge Crossing Salmon Sculpture
  10. Coho Festival held on the second Sunday of September each year since 1980
  11. Coast Salish Welcoming Totem Pole
  12. Capilano River Estuary
  13. 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!