Tag: stroller friendly

  • Barnston Island Regional Park

    Barnston Island Regional Park

    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 ride with his lovely family. Barnston Island is formed by Fraser River sediment deposition, between…

  • Lower Gold Creek Falls Hike

    Lower Gold Creek Falls Hike

    Quick Facts: Lower Falls Trail in Golden Ears Provincial Park is very popular because it’s very easy and the views are pretty great. The parking lot, although not small, doesn’t quite hold up to the popularity. In recent years, BC Parks has started a free day-pass program to limit the number of visitors to Golden…

  • Train Wreck Hike

    Train Wreck Hike

    Quick Facts: The Whistler Train Wreck trail is known as one of the most kid friendly hikes around the area, with an exciting wreckage site at the end. There’s a sizable parking lot at the trailhead near Bayly Park, but surprisingly no washroom facilities nearby. Given the increasing popularity of the trail, this seems like…

  • Everett Crowley Park

    Everett Crowley Park

    Quick Facts: AllTrails link: Everett Crowley Loop, 2.1km with 19m elevation Difficulty: easy, stroller friendly if you stay on the graveled loop Traffic: heavy, lots of dogs Facilities: minimal. There’s a washroom placed strangely across the park on the other side of Kerr St, away from the rest of the park View: obstructed views of…

  • Robert Burnaby Park

    Robert Burnaby Park

    Quick Facts: AllTrails link: Robert Burnaby Park Loop, 2.1km with 63m elevation Difficulty: moderate, with more technical sections through the woods Traffic: light Facilities: flush toilet available near the tennis court, picnic tables, playground, sport facilities, swimming pool View: wilder than expected network of trails, crossing small streams Overall score: 7/10 For an urban park,…

  • 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…

  • Trout Lake Park (aka John Hendry Park)

    Trout Lake Park (aka John Hendry Park)

    Quick Facts: AllTrails link: Trout Lake Loop, 1.3km with 6m elevation Difficulty: very easy, stroller friendly Traffic: heavy on a sunny weekend afternoon Facilities: flush toilet at the community centre, two small playgrounds, a few sandy beaches View: best view from the south end of the lake (Trout Lake Beach) with the North Shore mountains beyond…

  • Campbell Valley Regional Park

    Campbell Valley Regional Park

    Quick Facts: AllTrails link: Little River Loop, 2.3km with 11m elevation Difficulty: very easy, stroller friendly Traffic: light on a winter morning Facilities: pit toilet View: wetland, river view Overall score: 5/10 We had a chance to visit South Surrey and we dropped by Campbell Valley Regional Park for a quick stroll, which is just a…

  • 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…

  • Othello Tunnels [closed]

    Othello Tunnels [closed]

    * Due to devastating storms in November 2021, Othello tunnels trail is closed indefinitely. Quick Facts: AllTrails link: Othello Tunnels, 2.5km with 40m elevation gain Difficulty: very easy, stroller friendly Traffic: heavy Facilities: pit toilets at the trail head, and 1 or 2 picnic tables at the parking lot View: spectacular tunnels and a deep rocky…