Regional Parks

Vancouver is a blessed place because of how the nature seamlessly blends with the urban. There is a plethora of opportunities to explore and get out in any season and weather, even if you have just a half day. I never tire of discovering new trails and parks and peaks. This year, as part of this discovery process, I decided to visit every single regional park in the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley area. There is about 38 of them (29 in Metro Vancouver, 8-9 in Fraser Valley, depending on which ones you count :-)), each offering a different landscape, a different flavour, a slice of what the Vancouver area has to offer to its city dwellers.

Have you visited any of these parks? Which one do you recommend I should visit next?

Metro area parks:
Aldergrove Regional Park
Barnston Island Regional Park
Belcarra Regional Park
Boundary Bay Regional Park
Brae Island Regional Park
Brunette-Fraser Regional Greenway
Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Burns Bog
Campbell Valley Regional Park
Capilano River Regional Park
Codd Wetland
Colony Farm Regional Park
Crippen Regional Park
Deas Island Regional Park
Delta-South Surrey Regional Greenway
Derby Reach Regional Park
Glen Valley Regional Park
Grouse Grind
Iona Beach Regional Park
Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
Matsqui Trail Regional Park
Minnekhada Regional Park
Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Pitt River Regional Greenway
Seymour River Greenway
Surrey Bend Regional Park
Tynehead Regional Park

Fraser Valley Parks:
Cascade Falls
Dewdney Nature
Cheam Lake Wetlands
Cheam Regional Trail
Island 22
Island 22 Bike Skills Park
Neilson
Sumas Mountain
Thacker
Thompson

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