We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“beautiful Nature Hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Willingdon Beach Trail

Willingdon Beach Trail
Marine Avenue, Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Powell River
Type: Sports
Attraction details
Welland, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“beautiful Nature Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This trail is a great place to get in touch with nature. It has so many beautiful trees and vegetation to see along with all th bird ande little squirrels and chipmunks that come out for peanuts.
The old logging machines have been left on this trail and makes for a lot of history lessons with a write up about each machine and what they were used for.
One of the best nature walks I have been on and if you need a place to sit while on the trail there are plenty of benches along the way.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

31 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    18
    12
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Walk in the Woods”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

the trees, views and the beach nearby. Logging artifacts were cool, especially the steam donkey. great walk for kids.

Visited January 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Powell River, Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A pleasant walk by the beach yet amongst rainforest. Interesting history of railroad logging along the way with old machinery displayed, etc.

Visited November 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Powell River
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“We usually bring our guests on this trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This informative, easy walking trail is a great place to bring our guests who visit us in Powell River. It follows the ocean so there are great views and in the evenings there can be spectacular sunsets. The logging history of the area is on display with many of the original equipement that was used in the early days of logging in the area. The friendly squirrels always apreciate a handout of nuts. In short - it's a great trail of persons of any age!

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“willingdon beach trail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

One of the first area trails we enjoyed. The almost level pathway is ideal for people with disabilities, cyclists and runners. A wide trail built over an old logging rail bed runs along Malaspina Strait with a coastal forest surrounding. The terminus is a large park with amphitheatre that has an ocean view of Texada and Harwood Islands with Powell River's Westview District climbing from sea level to the airport with tiers of houses. Squirrels have come to expect nuts so don't come empty handed! The trail has numerous old logging machines such as donkey winches, a log-railway car, old caterpillar-towed road grader, and best of some very unique trees and plants. One can continue past the trail end and reach Third Beach for a close-up view of the Hulks, ships made of concrete for the war effort decades ago.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Willingdon Beach Trail also viewed

 

Been to Willingdon Beach Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Willingdon Beach Trail, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.