COQUITLAM, B.C., May 25, 2021 – There will be daytime detours on the Crunch stairs on Wednesday, May 26 for maintenance work.
The detour will take place between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will require temporary closure of one set of stairs at a time. The trail stairs between Lansdowne Drive and upper Lansdowne Drive will allow for upward traffic only while the work is taking place. Downward traffic will detour by walking along Lansdowne Drive or Steeple Drive to continue onto the trail.
What Work Is Taking Place?
Preventative work will be undertaken, including vegetation control around the stairs and pathways. City crews will be blocking off the area of work with barriers and will have signage up informing the public of the closure and detour. Park Hosts will also be on-site to assist Crunch users with directions.
Consider Neighbours When Hiking the Crunch
With over 240 meters of elevation gain, the Crunch Trail in Northwest Coquitlam is a popular fitness destination that sees as many as 52,000 users per month during peak season. Increased use during the pandemic has intensified traffic, parking and safety concerns for residents of the area. Visitors are asked to respect the neighbourhood, obey all traffic laws, cross streets safely and use the parking lots off Runnel Drive or in Bramble or Eagle Ridge Parks. Visit www.coquitlam.ca/crunch for more information about the trail and amenities.
For information on other trails available in the City of Coquitlam, visit www.coquitlam.ca/trails
Urban Forestry & Parks Services Manager