Top Bridge Park
Address: 150 Chattel Road
Top Bridge Park is a favourite local swimming hole where residents and visitors can spend a sunny afternoon cooling off in the waters of the Englishman River. The park
is also an opportunity to reconnect with nature.
One of Top Bridge's best kept secrets is the petroglyphs, which can be seen by observant visitors to the park. According to a local historian, three separate and distinct First Nations carvings, discovered by a local fisherman in 1940, can be found on the rocks near the river.
Inaugurated in 1999, Top Bridge Trail is a lively junction of parks and nature conservation areas where visitors often stop to enjoy the view of Englishman River from the suspended bridge. There is a walking trail about 5 kilometres long and the pedestrian only bridge spans the river linking the walking trail with the Regional District of Nanaimo trail system on the other side of the Englishman River. Those in search of a bit more "extreme" recreation will also find a specialized trail system exclusively for mountain biking located at Top Bridge Park.
Please note, Top Bridge Park is a natural park. There are no plumbed washroom facilities, change rooms, concessions or other amenities are available.
Link to Top Bridge Regional Trail.