Archive of posts tagged "parks"

5 Picnic Spots in Metro Vancouver


Thursday, May 18th, 2017 — 10:36am PDT
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It was a gloriously (rare) sunny weekend in April when John and I hopped into the Ford Fusion Energi to go on an adventure. First stop, the farmers market for picnic provisions. Next stop, a local park with trails, streams, and a spot to eat our locally-acquired lunch. I recently had the opportunity to take […]

TD Common Ground Project: Surrey’s Forsyth Park and New TD Nature Play Area


Monday, May 8th, 2017 — 7:35am PDT
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Growing up in Surrey the City’s slogan was “City of Parks”, and did my siblings, friends and I ever take advantage of that! We had a park in our neighbourhood and it was home to after-school play, our first bike rides, games we invented on the old wooden playground (complete with chain-link bridges under which […]

Kanaka Creek Regional Park


Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 — 1:02pm PDT
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I love local parks almost as much as I love local history, so I thought since the sun is (currently) shining, I’ll start up my Metro Vancouver Park Series again to give you some inspiration for your adventures this season. Today’s feature is Kanaka Creek Regional Park in Maple Ridge. Kanaka Creek Regional Park Location: […]

A New Park in Metro Vancouver


Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 — 3:00pm PDT
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Last week, Metro Vancouver announced the creation of a new 75-hectare (185-acre) regional park on the slopes of Grouse Mountain that includes the popular Grouse Grind, BC Mountaineering Club (BCMC) and a portion of the Baden-Powell trails within its boundary. A New Park in Metro Vancouver Effective May 1, 2017, the new park will become […]

Playground of the Gods on Burnaby Mountain


Monday, April 10th, 2017 — 4:13pm PDT
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Burnaby Mountain Park is home to one of the best panoramic views of Vancouver, and mixes of natural, recreational and cultural elements including the Playground of the Gods. Playground of the Gods on Burnaby Mountain Poised at the top of the mountain, overlooking the region, is “Kamui Mintara” or “The Playground of the Gods”, built […]

Herons of Stanley Park


Saturday, March 11th, 2017 — 9:00am PDT
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This post has been contributed by Greg Hart, Urban Wildlife Programs Coordinator with the Stanley Park Ecology Society. Herons of Stanley Park For almost 100 years, herons have called Stanley Park “home”. The earliest known record of these magnificent birds dates back to a 1921 photo by Leonard Frank of a colony near Brockton Point. […]