Well I learned today at the cost of $115 that it's railway safety week across Canada. I didn't realize that walking on the rails was so devastating that law enforcement has to cruise around in rail trucks to teach people this. You see the signs, but I've always figured that it was one of those things like jaywalking where nobody ever actually gets a ticket.
I was walking my dog between Whiterock and Crescent just to give you a heads up of the patrolling area.
I took it in good humor though and was very polite. The cop was very serious though, telling me how he could charge me.... Sure ok....
Once the ticket is disputed, it'll go through the Richmond courts.... So I'll deal with it in 2 years or so.
Also, as a heads up, he said that you can't walk on the rails and the "rail structure" aka the gravel mound that it sits on. Apparently it's safer to scale the larger rocks in the water below (tide was in).
Anyway, maybe I'm the last person to know about this rule, but I thought I'd share what a badass I am walking my dog on the rails and all.