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The Lower Mainland is a region of south western British Columbia, which extends from Horseshoe Bay south to the U.S. border and east to Hope. It is home to about two million people.
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In this area blessed with an abundance of natural settings, many opportunities exist for outdoor enjoyment. Please experience the following... at your leisure.
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Aldergrove
Langley
Richmond
Burnaby
Maple Ridge
Vancouver
Coquitlam
Port Moody
North Vancouver
Delta
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West Vancouver
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Aldergrove


Aldergrove Lake Regional Park Aldergrove Lake Regional Park ... Outdoor activities from walking, hiking trails, picnicking, or just plain relaxing.

This is a pleasant place to be!



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Burnaby


Barnet Marine Park Barnet Marine Park ... A pleasant place to stroll, swim, and picnic.

Makes for a great family outing!



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Burnaby Lake Regional Park Burnaby Lake Regional Park ... Canoe or kayak, walk or jog, or just enjoy watching the birds and ducks... this is a pleasant place to be.

Keep an eye out for the busy beavers!



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Burnaby Mountain Park Burnaby Mountain Park... Panaramic views of Vancouver, the North Shore, and Indian Arm await you. Stroll through the Rose Garden, see the "Totem Poles" of the Japanese Ainu, or enjoy splendid dining. All this, and more, are yours to experience at this leisurely setting near Simon Fraser University.

If hiking is more your mood, explore the many trails located in this Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Bear! Where?

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Deer Lake Park Deer Lake Park... Intimate and peaceful, the trails in the City of Burnaby's Deer Lake Park take visitors through cool woods, grassy meadows and lakeside vistas. Watch for a variety of bird life, or enjoy the floral gardens.

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Fraser Foreshore Park Fraser Foreshore Park... If a leisurely, after dinner stroll on a level canopied trail, by a slow moving river, is what you’re looking for, Burnaby’s Fraser Foreshore Park is for you. Relax and enjoy the cool breeze; watch the industrious tugs as they guide laden log booms to the nearest saw mill; and, track the high, overhead jets as they make their way home to the Vancouver International Airport (as you wonder from what exotic locale they are returning). Viewing a beautiful sunset will be an added bonus to your evening’s enjoyment.

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Coquitlam


Colony Farm Park Colony Farm Park... With an abudance of open fields and natural grasses, Colony Farm Park is a great area for bird watching, perticularly hawks and herons.



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Minnekhada Park Minnekhada Park... This 200 hectare park, near the Pitt River in north east Coquitlam, features walking/hiking trails, picnicking, a heritage site/building, and wildlife viewing.

It is not at all unusual to see bear in this park.



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Mundy Park Mundy Park... An unexpectly secluded forrest in the middle of an urban area, Mundy Park has all the natural attributes that you would expect, from hidden lakes to comfortable walking trails.

The only give-away that you are in the middle of an urban area (the city of Coquitlam) is the reqularly appearing red fire hydrants! They are quite surprising to see, and seem a bit out of place.

Located in west CoquitlamE641 Hillcrest Street


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Delta


Boundary Bay Regional Park Boundary Bay Regional Park... Surrounding Boundary Bay, this Important Bird Area on the Pacific Flyway is a rest stop for thousands of migratory birds.

Bring your binoculars, and enjoy!



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Boundary Bay's 12th Ave Dyke Trail Boundary Bay's 12th Ave Dyke Trail... As part of The Boundary Bay Regional Park, this section is especially blessed with an abundance of Northern Harriers.



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Deas Island Deas Island... This is where eagles soar, coyotes romp, and people stroll, picnic and relax in this oh so natural setting. Come and enjoy.



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The Reifel Bird Sanctuary The Reifel Bird Sanctuary... is the winter home of the Lesser Snow Goose and one of Canada's top bird-watching sites in the heart of the Fraser River estuary, one hour's drive from the City of Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Langley


Campbell Valley Regional Park Campbell Valley Regional Park... Near 8th Avenue and 200th Street, on Langley's southern boundary, this is a pleasant place for a walk, to watch the ducks, and to picnic.

Makes for a great family outing!



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Derby Reach Derby Reach... On the shores of the Fraser River, west of Fort Langley, this GVRD park offers an abundance of leisure activities, including fishing, picnicking, and camping. There are trails for hiking, cycling, and horse back riding.

The site of the "first" Fort Langley is located in this park.



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Maple Ridge


Golden Ears Park Golden Ears Park... As one of the largest parks in the province, Golden Ears Provincial Park is prized for its recreational opportunities. The extensive system of trails within the park provides an excellent opportunity for hiking and horseback riding. Alouette Lake is a popular spot for swimming, windsurfing, water-skiing, canoeing, boating and fishing. The park also has three large campgrounds. Natural Features Vegetation is typical of the coastal western Hemlock forest of BC and the mountainous backcountry is extremely rugged.

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Grant Narrows Park Pitt Lake... On the southern shores of Pitt Lake, many areas are set aside for the enjoyment of nature.

Grant Narrows Regional Park offers a boat ramp and canoe rental facility, as well as a scenic view of the lake.

Canoeing, hiking, camping, animal watching and (of course) power boating & fishing on the lake, all await you... Enjoy!


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Port Moody


Belcarra Regional Park Belcarra Regional Park... Covering more than 1100 hectares in the Village of Anmore, the Village of Belcarra and the City of Port Moody, Belcarra Regional Park is one of the largest parks in the GVRD system.

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Rocky Point Park Rocky Point Park... A pleasant place to stroll, hike, picnic, or to enjoy the sea.

Keep an eye out for the harbour seal!



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Richmond


Gary Point Park Richmond's Gary Point Park... for a pleasant stroll by the sea this is the place to be! It can become quite windy at this park, so have a wind breaker handy. You may also want to bring a kite!

This 39 acre waterfront park is at the mouth of the Fraser River and close to Steveston Village.



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Iona Beach Regional Park Iona Beach Regional Park... Strolling along the beach, bird watching, and hiking out to the point, are some of the things to enjoy at this near Vancouver International Airport location.

Don't forget to take the short walk to see the activities on the nearby Fraser River.


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South Dyke Trail Richmond's South Dyke Trail... for cycling, walking, and river watching, this is the place to be!


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Steveston Fishing Village Steveston Fishing Village... Features shops, markets, galleries, restaurants, Public Fish Sales Float, commercial boat tours and the Steveston Museum.

Gulf of Georgia Cannery... A national historic site and cannery commemorating the West Coast fishing industry with the use of themed exhibits. Guided and self-guided tours, programs and gift shop.



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Terra Nova Park Terra Nova Park... Richmond's Terra Nova Park, and adjacent West Dyke and Middle Arm Trails... nature at it's best! The West Dyke Trail connects Terra Nova Park with Garry Point Park.

The Middle Arm Trail is a 5.5 km dyke path adjacent to the Middle Arm of the Fraser River with views across to Sea Island, the Vancouver International Airport and the North Shore Mountains.


Info & Richmond's Trail's Map



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Vancouver


Pacific Spirit Regional Park Pacific Spirit Regional Park... From a walk in a deep lush forrest, to a picnic by the sea, Pacific Spirit Park offers this, and more.

With the University of British Columbia at it's north east, and the "clothing optional" Wreck Beach at it's west, varied recreational and educational opportunities abound!



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QE Park Queen Elizabeth Park... A flower lover's delight! This 52 hectare (130 acre) park is the highest point in the city, at 167m (505 ft) above sea level. Check out the various lookout points for a 360 degree view of the city.

The Bloedel Conservatory... definately worth a visit. It is home to many colourful birds and exotic plants from around the world.


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Stanley Park Stanley Park... Walk, hike, drive, cycle, roller blade, jog... you can do it all in Stanley Park!

The Aquarium will bring out the fish lover in you!




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Vanier Park Vanier Park... Enjoy a leisurely stroll, a more vigorous walk or a jog, a visit to the Planetarium and the Vancouver Museum, or fly a kite! All this, and more, awaits you.

The Maritime Museum will bring out the seafarer in you!




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North Vancouver


Cleveland Dam Cleveland Dam... The source of Vancouver's water supply. Also, a pleasant place for a picnic, and a stroll.

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West Vancouver


Ambleside Park Ambleside Park... This is West Vancouver's best known park. Come and enjoy the sandy beach. Stroll it's pleasant path. See huge cruise ships squeeze beneath Lion's Gate Bridge. Will they make it?

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Lighthouse Park Lighthouse Park... This old-growth rain forrest on the shore of West Vancouver's Point Atkinson, provides a back drop for the lighthouse beacon, as well as an opportunity to see "rather large" Douglas fir trees.


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Bear... where? Everywhere!













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