Tag: biking

  • Island 22 Bike Skills Park

    Island 22 Bike Skills Park

    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 park is fairly big with many different levels to try out. And the best part:…

  • Brunswick Point Trail

    Brunswick Point Trail

    Quick Facts: AllTrails link: Brunswick Point Trail, 11.3km with minimal elevation Difficulty: very easy, stroller friendly Traffic: light Facilities: no toilets View: Fraser river estuary, lots of birding opportunities, surprisingly great views of surrounding mountain ranges on a clear day Overall score: 7/10 Brunswick Point Trail is a great hidden gem at the eastern tip…

  • Moodyville Park

    Moodyville Park

    Moodyville Park is a small urban park in North Vancouver that features a paved pump track and a playground. It’s tucked away behind apartment buildings, and the entrance is not well marked. My GPS had a hard time pinpointing where parking spots are, so we had to circle back both times we visited. Navigate to…

  • Kinsol Trestle Trail

    Kinsol Trestle Trail

    Quick Facts: AllTrails link: Kinsol Trestle Trail, 3km with negligible change in elevation if you stay on the trestle Difficulty: very easy, stroller friendly Traffic: moderate Facilities: portable toilet at the trail head View: very cool looking trestle Overall score: 5/10 During our camping trip outside Victoria, we took a little detour and visited the…

  • Camping at Goldstream Provincial Park

    Camping at Goldstream Provincial Park

    Goldstream Provincial Park features a campground just 25 minutes outside Victoria via Highway 1. It has what we call the “deluxe” facilities by provincial park standards: hot shower, flush toilet, deep sinks for dish washing, and even decent cellular reception. But our first impression of the campground was less than perfect. At around 2pm, there…

  • Camping at Alice Lake Provincial Park

    Camping at Alice Lake Provincial Park

    Quick Facts: The campground at Alice Lake Provincial Park is routinely listed as one of the most family friendly in the region. It features flush toilets, automatic hot water faucets at the sinks, showers, a playground, a paved bicycle pump track, many picnic tables and of course, a very swimmable Alice Lake. We booked an…

  • Boundary Bay Regional Park

    Boundary Bay Regional Park

    Quick Facts: AllTrails link: Boundary Bay, 3.7km with 11m elevation Difficulty: very easy, stroller friendly Traffic: heavy on a sunny weekend afternoon Facilities: flush toilet, big playground, accessible path on sandy beach View: sandy beaches of Boundary Bay, flat and exposed sandy dunes Overall score: 7/10 Boundary Bay Regional Park features a sandy Centennial Beach and…

  • Mundy Park

    Mundy Park

    Mundy Park is a 178 hectare park in Coquitlam, featuring a stroller-accessible gravel walk through a lush forest, with a small tranquil lake in the centre of the park. It also has an epic looking playground, a small pump track, a sheltered picnic area, a disc-golf course, an outdoor pool, and some sport fields. We…

  • Gladstone-Riverside-Riverfront Park

    Gladstone-Riverside-Riverfront Park

    To continue our exploration along the Fraser River after Deering Island Park, and Fraser River Park, we decided to go further east and arrived in Gladstone Park. We came here on 2 separate visits, the first time in late October when it was raining. We walked east from the parking lot at Gladstone-Riverside Park alone…

  • Rocky Point Park and Shoreline Trail

    Rocky Point Park and Shoreline Trail

    We’ve covered Rocky Point before, both as a great family-friendly park as well as one of our go-to paddling spots. We came back to enjoy some fall foliage and finish the Shoreline Trail. We tackled the Shoreline Trail, aiming at the finish line at Old Orchard Park. It’s an easy 5.8km out-and-back trail, as detailed…