Hayward Lake Reservoir

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Roger R
Pitt Meadows, Canada78 contributions
Solo
Family fun and picnic, 13 of us went and stayed for 8 hours. The kids had lots of fun in the lake, it really is a beautiful spot, we go there a lot. Best tip Arrive early. The place gets packed quickly and they often shut down the main parking because it fills up quickly and secondary parking is quite a hike.
Written August 22, 2017
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converge77
Surrey, Canada329 contributions
Family
Clean, accessible, and good toilets. Ultimately, other than the sunshine and sand, these are the things one wants at the beach. The boat launch has been turned into an access point for canoes and non-motorized water crafts only which changes the whole experience at this lake into a much more quiet and pleasant environment. We canoed across the lake in about 15 minutes, had our picnic there, and swam from that shore line which was unfortunately a lot muddier than the starting point. So there is a bit of a trade off when going across to the other side of the lake: more privacy, but not as nice of a sandy waterfront. Although we were there on one of the busiest beach days of the summer (Labour Day), there was still enough parking and space for more people, so that was the main reason we went there. Previous stat holidays, we tried Buntzen Lake and got turned away because the parking lot was too full. You can also visit the awesome Visitor Centre for the Power House and Dam which provides lots of fascinating hands-on learning experiences for children and the tour gives a great history for the facility, but that is another 'trip' in itself. You can combine the two if you have the whole day to do both. Bring your picnic and paddle boards, or whatever you use for playing in the water and enjoy.
Written September 5, 2017
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Janey1961
Abbostford,BC7 contributions
Family
We spent 3 hours at this lake. There is ample parking during the week and free too. The beach is easily accessible from the parking lot. There are clean washrooms, taps for dirty feet at the end when you are returning to your car. At the beach there is clean white sand, and clear greenish blue water which is very swimmable for kids and adults alike. There are BC Hydro workers walking around the park making sure everyone is safe and there was even a police officer which made me feel safe. Lots of people are in the water doing various activities from paddle boarding to kayaking. It is close to the Stave Falls Power House which is a neat museum and only 30 minutes from Abbotsford. Love it!
Written August 16, 2016
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Redmartini13
Mission, Canada13 contributions
Family
We took our two boys here to try our new kayaks and it was quite busy, lots of beach area with picnic tables and areas to throw a frisbee or ball around, the water was nice and they had decent bathroom facilities as well. Like the title states this all paled in the disgust of Canadian geese poo pellets all over the sand and grass and walkways, the entire beach was covered, we tried to find a space clear enough to spread a towel but we couldn’t without using the shovels we brought to toss aside and bury several geese leftovers. It was truly disgusting. I have been to this beach at different times of year and it didn’t have that issue and was quite enjoyable but when the geese are there, it’s overwhelmingly disgusting.
Written February 11, 2020
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Gerry K
Abbotsford, Canada45 contributions
Safe paths, but more picnic tables, and areas should be marked. Nice view of the lake. Good for small canoes, inflatables, small beach but clean area. Long ways to the eating area and shore.
Written July 3, 2022
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Eric Inigo
Burnaby, Canada340 contributions
Friends
2 trail options to choose from. We took the Reservoir Trail but we came from the picnic area. Bit of a walk to get to the trail - could have parked in the other lot. Slight incline at the start but breath-taking views along the way. Be sure to detour to the Steelhead Falls. Beautiful picnic area - tables are aplenty. Explore the old BC Hydro Power Station if open.
Written July 17, 2016
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482Cat
Abbotsford, BC73 contributions
Family
This is a place I always go back to. I grew up there so it always brings back good memories. There was a movie made in the area years ago with Robert Dinaro and Sean Penn called "We're No Angels", and the Gazebo used on the set sits right where my house was located.

There are many tables and the park is well maintained and kept very clean. The water is cold, but very clear. I used to think nothing of it, but not sure I could swim in it now. It can be crowded on a nice weekend, so we choose to go on a weekday.

All in all, just a beautiful setting, with nice trails to explore the area.

If it's open for tours take a trip through the Power Plant, it's an interesting learning experience.
Written June 22, 2016
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TC
Vancouver, Canada21 contributions
Beautiful walk in a gorgeous setting. Controlled number of people so not overcrowded. Can do an easy walk or a medium hike. Huge off-leash dog area at a fantastic beach where the pups can swim and play together. Worth the trip out.
Written April 25, 2021
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Tonder
Off toenmark32 contributions
Friends
Lots of parking easy launch and a very calm lake for paddling especially if you are beginning. The lake has the remenants of piers and trees to navigate but that can add to the picturesque beauty of the place. Also in the middle of the lake there is an osprey nest. Depending on the time of year, June usually, you may see momma and perhaps her babies.
Written February 12, 2019
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samareipc
Kelowna, Canada354 contributions
Couples
Hayward Lake is a great spot to go for a picnic or family outing. It is close enough for anyone in the Lower Mainland to have a nice getaway. There is a nice beach, picnic tables, trails and washroom facilities.
Written August 8, 2018
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