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July is Parks Month in Vancouver and BC

Friday, July 4th, 2008 — 1:00pm PDT
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Welcome to Parks Month, a time where we should all be able to get out and enjoy what our city and province’s green spaces have to offer. To help us decide where to go and what to do, there is a website filled with suggestions – in fact there’s even one for every day in July.

14. Get back to nature – is there a better place in the world than BC for a multi-day backcountry hike, paddle or horsepacking trip?

15. Celebrate Parks Day, Saturday, July 15! There are events scheduled all over BC – find one near you at

16. Give Mother Nature a hand. Pitch in to clean up litter from a local park or beach. Can’t find an organized event? Call your park facility operator or park warden and offer to help plan one.

Locally we have Bog Days at Burns Bog July 26-27, and there are multiple hikes and walks that you can sign up for including the Discovery Waterfront Walk (from Cates Park to Panorama Park) Sunday July 20th.

Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

There’s also the Outdoor Movie Spectacular Saturday, July 5th at Killarney Park and a walk in the Hastings Park Sanctuary Thursday, July 24 [Vancouver Parks]

Although the official July Is Parks Month website is outdated (by a few years) accurate information can be found on the Parks Day site (Canada Parks Day being Saturday July 19th, 2008). You can also check my Metro Vancouver Parks series for some suggestions and excellent guest posts.

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