Metro Vancouver Regional Parks

We are very lucky to call Vancouver home. Within an hour of driving, we have access to skiing, hiking, and a variety of paddling destinations. We also have an abundance of parks to choose from, from local, municipal parks to Provincial Parks. In between, there are also 23 Regional Parks within Metro Vancouver.

Belcarra Regional Park.

In the years past, we have visited several of these regional parks extensively. Pacific Spirit and Capilano River are two of our go-to parks that we never get tired of. We have also visited Iona Beach, Belcarra, Burnaby Lake, Grouse Mountain (mostly for Grouse Grind when not skiing), and Lynn Headwaters before starting our blog.

Delta Nature Reserve (Burns Bog)

We plan to make a conscious effort to visit all 23 Regional Parks, and we will post our takes on these parks from the perspective of an average-fitness family with younglings.

Iona Beach Regional Park

To-do list:

  1. Aldergrove Regional Park – Langley
  2. Brae Island Regional Park – Langley
  3. Glen Valley Regional Park, Two-bit Bar – Langley
  4. Surrey Bend Regional Park – Surrey
  5. Tynehead Regional Park – Surrey
  6. Grouse Mountain Regional Park – North Vancouver
Barnston Island Regional Park

Barnston Island Regional Park

BillyJul 8, 20234 min read

I recently reconnected with Dave, a good friend I met almost 20 years ago at a summer camp, over our blog and outdoor activities. We set up an outdoor reunion and headed to Barnston Island for a fun family bike…

Island 22 Bike Skills Park

Island 22 Bike Skills Park

TinaMay 31, 20232 min read

After our camping trip at Chilliwack Lake, the boys really wanted to go somewhere biking. After a quick search, we came across this bike park. Compared to a few pump tracks we went to in the Lower Mainland, this bike…

Indian Arm Paddle to Thwaytes Landing Regional Park

Indian Arm Paddle to Thwaytes Landing Regional Park

BillyMay 13, 20236 min read

Thwaytes Landing is a water-access-only, 130-acre property midway up Indian Arm, directly across from the famous Buntzen Powerhouses. The Land Conservancy (TLC), who purchased and transferred the property to GVRD to turn it into a regional park, has a fantastic…

Killarney Lake Loop – Crippen Regional Park

Killarney Lake Loop – Crippen Regional Park

BillySep 3, 20223 min read

Quick Facts: AllTrails link: Killarney Lake Loop, with the option of starting right off the ferry (8km) or at the picnic area (4km) Difficulty: moderate Traffic: light Facilities: pit toilet at the picnic area with garbage bins and picnic tables.…

Spanish Trail to Salish Trail Loop in Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Spanish Trail to Salish Trail Loop in Pacific Spirit Regional Park

BillyApr 25, 20224 min read

Quick Facts: AllTrails link: Salish Trail to Spanish Trail Loop, 7.2km with 103m elevationDifficulty: intermediate but only due to lengthTraffic: moderateFacilities: flush toilet at trail head, pit toilet at the information kiosk on 16th AveView: forests, creeks, canyon, golf course,…

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