Down by the River
You don’t have to go far to find water and nature in Vancouver. Take the kids down to the mighty Fraser river or along the seawall for a day of beauty, fun and maybe even some fish and chips.
Walk the dykes along the South Arm of the Fraser River for kilometres and then go for the freshest fish and chips on the fishing docks right in the heart of the village. Take in the view of the tugs, and fishing boats as you meander along the river and into the bustling community.
The River District
One of the newest riverside walks in Vancouver. Driftwood, tugboats and seagulls dot the river. Picnic areas, a playground, and washrooms at Riverfront Park. Oh yes, and lunch or dinner at Romer’s Burger Bar! Can you say patio?
The Quay in New West
Miles of boardwalk along the Fraser. Stop at the Quay for the farmers’ market; eat fish and chips, or sip on a latte while the kids play on the steamboat. Playgrounds, washrooms and benches to sit on.
Bonus below! Not a river but you can’t go wrong with this “creek.”
Over 20 kilometres of seawall connect Granville Island to Stanley Park, a walk along through False Creek will inspire you for hours. Lots of shopping, restaurants and facilities along the way. Take the Aquabus back to where you started for a full day of fun!
Image credit: Marc Smith
Leeanne Ekland is a stay-at-home mom of one, who’s on a mission to rediscover love, wellness, and neighbourhood happenings and to have a ton of fun. She's also a lover of wine and yoga and believes that sharing her experiences at www.MomParadigm.com brings her closer to living her best life. Having started the parenting experience much later than most, she offers a unique perspective on the challenges and all that is amazing about being a mom over 40.