Directions: From the intersection of the Old Island Highway and the new Laburnum Road drive south to Claymore Road and turn right. Follow Claymore Road to the entrance to the Little Qualicum River Fish Hatchery (2.4 Km from the Old Island Hwy. to the entrance just after crossing the bridge over Whiskey Creek). Turn right into the Fish Hatchery or park on the road outside the gate if you expect to be leaving later than 4:00 P.M. There is a map of the fish hatchery, an outhouse, picnic tables and interpretive displays near the entrance. Continue through the parking area to a yellow gate between two interpretive signs. Follow the gravel road on top of the dyke for approximately 25 minutes to the end of the Spawning Channel. Follow the road to the left, along the chain link fence and by the yellow gate. Keep straight on the road as it passes an office/maintenance building, and continues through the Hatchery to the Fishery Viewing Room. Turn right and head up the road to the entrance gate.
This loop includes a stretch of rocky beach, visits to the Qualicum First Nation and Big Qualicum River Fish Hatchery, and a pleasant walk along quiet country roads.
Directions: From the intersection of the Old Island Highway (19A) and Horne Lake Road in Qualicum Bay, drive west to the parking area for the Big Qualicum River Fish Hatchery.
After parking, walk south along River Road to the five-way intersection. Turn right on Horne Lake Road, cross Leon Road and continue straight ahead on Berkshire Road. Follow the road around to the left as it becomes Marshall Road. Turn right on Dunsmuir Road, and right on Bradshaw Road. Follow Bradshaw Road around to the left as it turns into Goodyear Road. Cross the highway and follow the driveway into the Qualicum Landing. Follow the road around to the left to Van Isle Road. At the intersection of Van Isle Road and the highway turn right on to the beach access. Continue along the beach until you come to some large boulders that cover the outfall from a small pond at the beginning of the Qualicum First Nation Campsite. As you detour inland around the boulders, look for a dirt road that runs along the beach through the campsite. Follow the road to the highway. Turn left on the highway, then right on Fisheries Road and return to the beginning.
Start this section of the Muskoseepi Park trail from the parking area beside the Grande Prairie Model Racers by the off leash dog park. Proceed across the pedestrian bridge which carries the sanitary sewer line and turn right to pass under the 68th Avenue vehicular bridge. Follow the paved trail to the spur which leads up to 86th Avenue. Turn right on 86th, right on 100th Street and follow 100th Street past the Safeways and Starbucks to the trail opposite 75th Avenue. Turn right back into the park and follow the paved trail back across Bear Creek rejoin the main trail and return to the beginning. For more information visit the City of Grande Prairie website.
The majority of the trail south of 68th Avenue is unpaved and forested and mainly used by mountain bikers. Head south from the Wee Links Golf Course parking area following the paved trail past the ball diamonds. About 10 minutes after starting turn right on to a gravel path by a metal bear proof garbage container. After crossing the first bridge take the path straight ahead up the hill. Thereafter generally keep to the right at most intersections in order to proceed around the trail clockwise. There are too many trail intersections to give detailed directions but usually the main trail is fairly obvious. After half an hour keep straight ahead at the sewer treatment plant. After about an hour and 20 minutes you will come to the final bridge over Bear Creek. Cross the bridge and follow the paved trail back to the beginning. For more information visit the City of Grande Prairie website.