Top Bridge Regional Trail

This rough and ready 5-kilometre trail connects Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park with the Top Bridge Crossing, a magnificent pedestrian-cyclist suspension bridge spanning the Englishman River. Take a rustic ramble or bike ride from the urban sea-side to the cool woodlands of the Englishman River. The mid-section of trail passes through private property, so users are requested to stay on the authorized route. At Top Bridge, take a break, take a dip, or sit on the rocks and enjoy the beauty of the famous salmon river.

Trail Alert, May 12, 2023

A section of the Top Bridge Regional Trail between the Inland Island Highway and Industrial Way that crosses private land has been closed to public access. The RDN is reviewing options to maintain public access from the resort area of Parksville to the Top Bridge suspension bridge crossing. The RDN recognizes this is a popular recreational area and staff are in communication with the City of Parksville to establish a new connector trail as soon as possible. In the meantime, Top Bridge Community Park, Top Bridge Suspension Bridge and Englishman River Regional Park can be accessed via Allsbrook Road or Chattel Road. Please click here for the Parks alert which includes a map of the affected area.

What to do
Salmon View
How to get there
Park Gate Hours

Summer (May 1 to October 30)

  • Open at 7:00 AM
  • Closed at 9:00 PM

Winter (October 31 to April 30)

  • Open at 7:00AM
  • Close at 7:00 PM

If you do not remove your vehicle by closing time, it will be locked in until 7:00 AM the following day