It’s an attractive and very popular park, and home to historic Stewart Farm.
PARK STATUS AND COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic forced many businesses and attractions to close in the spring of 2020. Some parks even closed. Elgin Heritage Park never closed, however. It remained open for people to walk around and explore. That being said, Stewart Farm, the historic site at the park, did close (and as of May 22nd still remained so).
Elgin Heritage Park in Surrey
Elgin Heritage Park has a forested area with hiking trails as well as marshland with a boardwalk. It’s a popular place for bird watching and is home to eagles and other large fowl.
Elgin Heritage Park is home to Stewart Farm, a local heritage site with a historical house and barn that are open to the public by donation. The farm and park are connected by trails to Crescent Beach, which makes the area ideal for walks and leisurely bike rides.
Stewart Farm is home to an attractive heritage house, a barn, a couple of other buildings and a large grassy area that leads down to a river.
Stewart Farm is located at 13723 Crescent Road in South Surrey and open from around mid-February until December every day except Mondays and some statutory holidays. The grounds are free and the house is admission by donation.
Stewart Farm is fairly quiet most days of the year. On the Victoria Day Long Weekend in May, however, it hosts its Royal Victoria Party which attracts up to a couple of hundred people. At the event there is birthday cake, family-friendly activities and live entertainment including performances by groups like the Vancouver Morris Men.
Tips and Advice
Below are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your visit to Elgin Heritage Park.
TIP #1: Be sure to visit Stewart Farm while you’re at the park. It’s a pretty place and free to explore.
TIP #2: Take a picnic to enjoy on the lawns outside Stewart Farm or on the sand at nearby Crescent Beach.
TIP #3: The walking trails go through the forest and along the marshland. The terrain is nice and level. There are also cycling trails at the park
For further details about the park see the City of Surrey‘s website.
For more information about the historic site at the park click Stewart Farm.
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