Tag: fraser river

  • Ladner Marsh and Harbour Paddle

    Ladner Marsh and Harbour Paddle

    Quick Facts I originally grouped this post with Deas Slough Paddle, but the two sections of Fraser River, although connected, are quite distinct. Unlike the blind channel in Deas Slough, the water flow in this side branch of Fraser South Arm is heavily affected by tidal current, which is strong enough to reverse the river…

  • Deas Slough Paddle

    Deas Slough Paddle

    Quick Facts Parking and Launching: Deas Island Regional Park (49°07’34.5″N 123°03’18.2″W) Launching type: dock and muddy beach Difficulty – easy, but with occasional boat wakes Boat traffic – usually infrequent View – muddy Fraser River slough and marshes, distant views of North Shore mountains Facilities: picnic tables, a regional park with trails, toilet about 100m…

  • Derby Reach Regional Park

    Derby Reach Regional Park

    Quick Facts: AllTrails link: Derby Reach Regional Park, 9.2km with 70m elevation gain Difficulty: easy, doable with a stroller but the Houston Trail has some steep hills Traffic: heavy on Edge Farm Trail, light to moderate on Houston Trail Facilities: pit toilets, sheltered picnic area, picnic tables, grassy field, water access to Fraser River View:…

  • Fraser Foreshore Park

    Fraser Foreshore Park

    To map out our Fraser River Series of parks, we headed to Fraser Foreshore Park in Burnaby on a cloudy fall afternoon. We were very confused by Google Maps because when we arrived at where it said the park was, it was just a long narrow road next to an industrial park. We weren’t sure…

  • Deas Island Regional Park

    Deas Island Regional Park

    Quick Facts: AllTrails link: Deas Island Difficulty: easy, stroller friendly Traffic: moderate Facilities: flush toilet near the northern tip of the island, pit toilet in the center. Picnic tables, water access. View: Fraser River, North Shore Mountains on a clear day Overall score: 3/10 Deas Island is a small island (technically a peninsula) at the…

  • 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…

  • South Dyke Trail and Finn Slough

    South Dyke Trail and Finn Slough

    Quick Facts: AllTrails link: Richmond South Dyke Trail Difficulty: easy, flat, stroller friendly Traffic: usually light Facilities: flush toilet, picnic tables View: industrial boat activities on Fraser River, small water dwelling community of Finn Slough was also very interesting Overall score: 7/10 The South Dyke Trail in Richmond spans from Steveston in the west to…

  • Fraser River Park

    Fraser River Park

    After visiting Deering Island Park, we became more interested in parks along the Fraser River. For one, the view is beautiful, and we heard that there are boardwalks in some of these parks which is the perfect trail for our cyclist toddler. Our good friends David and Rofie brought us to Fraser River Park earlier…

  • Deering Island Park and Fraser River Trail

    Deering Island Park and Fraser River Trail

    Did you know there’s an island in the Dunbar/Southlands neighbourhood in Vancouver, that’s so small it only has 1 street with 2 rows of houses? And they still managed to squeeze in the tiniest park on the tip of this island. We did an early evening stroll here and was quite amazed with the beautiful…