Category Archives: Regional Parks

Boundary Bay

Boundary BayWhenever the local forecast calls for SOME rain yet no one, let alone Environment Canada, knows exactly when or how much of it, on days like that I reach for my list of regional parks. Oh yeah, bless the creators of Metro area regional parks. Never more than one hour drive away, often accessible by transit & bike and offering a good selection of easy trails in interesting places – they are great when you have a 4-hour window like we did today. Today our choice was Boundary Bay. Continue reading

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Burns Bog

L1070153Burns Bog is a large swath of wetland covering most of the area between highways 17, 91 and 99 in Delta. It is eight times larger than Stanley Park but only a minuscule part of it is accessible to the public. I always imagined Burns Bog as a bubbly swamp with fog rolling over it and a monster’s hand reaching out from the depths and after you ankle. Well, on Sunday we went to find out. Continue reading

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Belcarra Park

L1070090As part of our All Regional Parks quest we decided to visit Belcarra Park in Port Moody. There are many ways how to explore Belcarra – hike, bike, stroll, swim, kayak or enjoy a picnic. We had a few hours to work with before the forecast rain was supposed to hit at 2 pm so we brought our bikes to cover some good distance and set off down one of the trails. And were we ever pleasantly surprised! Continue reading

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Barnston Island


Fraser RiverFive adults and seven kids, all under the age of four, was the tally for this local cycling trip. Despite being only 30 minute drive from Vancouver, I have never heard of Barnston Island before. This gem of a farming community in the middle of Fraser River was unearthed earlier this week by a CBC radio host who mentioned it in a fleeting moment during the morning show. Continue reading

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