Save this trip for a bluebird day, and don't expect to find solitude.
Widgeon Falls is a popular destination on sunny days, combining an easy canoe trip with a short hike.
The adventure starts at Grant Narrows, formerly a Metro Vancouver regional park, in Pitt Meadows.
There you can rent a canoe for $55 per day from the Katzie Development Corporation, owned by the Katzie First Nation, whose territory you will explore.
From the dock, you paddle across the south end of Pitt Lake and through Widgeon Slough.
After landing at the Widgeon Creek campground in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, the hiking begins.
You can follow an old logging road to the waterfalls.
B.C. Parks is not recommending that hikers take the Widgeon Falls Trail, which branches off the road and has been partially rerouted, though experienced parties should be able to manage it on a fine day.
Last weekend, the paddle and hike in each took one hour (one way). We spent a total of 7.5 hours out there, though, because the falls are worth much more than a quick lunch stop.