Nature deficit? Not here! But just in case, pry the kids away from the screens, and head out for a family walk through some of Vancouver and area’s lush, green forests.
Burnaby’s green heart, complete with towering trees and sporting facilities An 86 hectare park with walking trails, swimming pool, tennis courts, Swanguard stadium and pitch-and-putt.
3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Green Timbers Urban Forest
One of Surrey’s largest parks includes wetlands, lakes and nature trails. Over 183 hectares of wetlands, grassland meadows, a lake stocked with rainbow trout.
14600 100 Avenue, Surrey 604-591-4011
Regional Park Scenic trails and forest loops near the Fraser River in Langley. Easy and popular walking trails through forest and along Fraser River along Edgewater Bar section. Allard Crescent, Langley
Urban Forest Natural second growth forest with trails and wildlife in Surrey. A 130-hectare park with nature trails, and active with wildlife, including birds, coyotes and deer. 2598 – 144 Street, Surrey
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Breathtaking views of the city, ocean and mountains from atop Burnaby Mountain Park. Magnificent city and ocean views, as well as artistic sculptures, hiking trails and picnic spots.
100 Centennial Way, Burnaby, 604-294-7450
Image credits: Harriet Fancott
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Claudia lives in Vancouver. She's the mother of two teenage boys, and has a thirst for travel, chocolate, and pineapple margaritas. She writes and blogs as thetravellingmom.ca, offering a modern mom's guide to family travel sanity. She is much too active on Twitter as @travelling_mom.