Fort Langley’s Golden Ears

April 10, 2007 | 2 comments

A plan to connect the Trans Canada Trail with a new bridge has been approved by the Langley Township council. Construction has begun on the Golden Ears Bridge, which will cross the Fraser River, providing a vital link from Langley to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

A photo rendering of the future, completed bridge. Spectacular scenery, non?

FYI, the names of donors and sponsors of Trail can be found at the Fort Langley pavilion at River Road and Mavis Avenue.

Does anyone know how the Golden Ears bridge got its name? Just curious…


  • $50,000 has been budgeted by the Township of Langley for this project. The splendid views from the Golden Ears Bridge will be a great feature on the trail.

    Léon Lebrun  |  April 10th, 2007 at 12:01 pm

  • The name ‘Golden Ears’ comes from the view from this vantage point of the Mountain Peaks in the Golden Ears Provincial Park. At sunset the peaks look like Golden Ears especially when they are snow covered. The remains of a Glacier can still be seen thoughout the summer. A challenging but rewarding hike to the Golden Ears is a favourite for hundreds if not thousands of hikers. Many people make it a 2-day excursion but it can be done in one day when there is more than 12 hours of daylight. There are two campsites, one partly up the mountain and the other at the base of the glacier.

    Léon Lebrun  |  April 10th, 2007 at 12:18 pm

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