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Coquitlam's Minnekhada park temporarily closing for trail upgrades

As well, the regional park's hours are set to change after the Labour Day long weekend.
At Minnekhada Regional Park, cycling is only permitted on Oliver Road which connects to adjacent Pitt River dykes; and on the paved driveway to the lodge.

Tri-Cities looking to spend the final long weekend of summer exploring the outdoors may want to check out Minnekhada before it temporarily closes next week.

After the Labour Day hussle and bussle, Metro Vancouver is set to conduct work in and around the Coquitlam park, which is set to include the use of a helicopter.

The regional district explains crews will be moving certain materials to complete upgrades along the High Knoll and Mid-Marsh trails on Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept. 6-7).

However, the dates and times are also subject to change on short notice if the weather doesn't cooperate.

"During these closures, there will be no public access to the park with the exception of Oliver Road which will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists," Metro Vancouver officials explain in an update on its website.

Minnehkada Regional Park is widely known for its quiet trails as it's surrounded by forest, marsh, rocky outcrops and views of the Pitt River, making it ideal for year-round hiking, Metro Vancouver added.

The temporary closures are tentatively scheduled for 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 6 and 7.

The park is also set to change its hours of operations after the Labour Day long weekend.

Gates will be closing one hour earlier, 8 p.m., between Sept. 6 and Sept. 26.

For more information, you can visit the Minnekhada Regional Park page on Metro Vancouver's website.

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