Rodgers Creek

Area: 2.6 km2
Length: 4.5 km
Orientation: North-south
Elevation Range: 0 – 980 m

Characteristics

  • Fifth largest watershed in West Vancouver.
  • Originates on southern slopes of Hollyburn Mountain in Cypress Provincial Park as an ephemeral (seasonal) creek in the cross-country ski area.
  • Flows down forested mountainside, passing under the Cypress Bowl Road several times before reaching urban development and the Upper Levels Highway. Continues between 28th and 29th streets, under Marine Drive, a CN Rail overpass and Belleview Avenue before discharging to Burrard Inlet.
  • The creek is largely open from the Upper Levels Highway to the ocean, with culverts only at Marine Drive and Bellevue Avenue.

Watershed uses

  • Residential: from Cypress Bowl Road to Burrard Inlet, a distance of approximately 2.0 kilometres
  • Parks: Cypress Provincial Park, Chelsea Close Park
  • Recreational: Cypress Mountain cross-country ski area, Hollyburn municipal cabins, Trans Canada Trail and other hiking trails, and mountain biking
  • Fish: coho, chum and pink salmon and cutthroat trout
  • Water licence held by private citizen

Watershed projects

  • Estuary enhanced to create a defined creek path that assists returning adult salmon to gain access over a broader range of tides (2015). Read more
  • Annual spawner salmon surveys (since 2006)
  • Baffles added to culvert under railway located north of Bellevue Avenue (2003)
  • Concrete fish ladder constructed on the south side of Marine Drive (2001)
  • Baffles added to culvert at Bellevue Avenue (1998)

Updated 2015. Source: Pacific Streamkeepers Federation watershed profile (2001)