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Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Picnic areas

There is a day-use and picnicking area at this park.

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There are no developed trails within Morden Colliery Historic Park, however the Regional District of Nanaimo maintains a trail that runs through the park to the Nanaimo River. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Wildlife viewing

There is no viewing platform but this park contains the only remaining coal tipple on Vancouver Island, evidence of the area’s rich coal mining history. 

Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.


Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Morden Colliery Historic Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.