Archive for the category "park series"

Vancouver History: Emery Barnes

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Most parks in Vancouver are named after former Parks Board members or royalty – but not Emery Barnes Park in Yaletown. The grass, stone walkways, water features and new playground on Davie is named after a man born in New Orleans in 1929 who made his way to Canada, into BC Provincial Legislature and is […]

Metro Vancouver Parks: Queen’s Park

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Jumping between mud puddles and crunchy multicoloured leaves on the forest floor, Fall is my favourite time of year to enjoy the trails and scenery of our local parks. It’s not too late to leaf peep around Metro Vancouver as lush green leaves slowly turn to fiery orange on rain-soaked branches. One of the best […]

Metro Vancouver Parks iPhone App

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Metro Vancouver recently released an iPhone application to feature its 22 regional parks. Since I have been profiling Metro Vancouver Parks for a few years now (city, regional, or provincially-run) I thought it would be worth checking out. Parks managed by the region range from Bowen Island and Lynn Headwaters to Aldergrove Lake and the […]

Metro Vancouver Parks: Confederation Park in Burnaby

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This week’s park series profile features Confederation Park in Burnaby, a hidden gem that is full of facilities and activities for families. How to get there Head north on Willingdon from Hastings to find the park located at 240 Willingdon Avenue. You can take the C1 community shuttle from Kootenay Loop to get there by […]

Metro Vancouver Park Series: Renfrew Ravine

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Wanting to add a few parks to my series this fall, I sent out a Tweet yesterday asking for some recommendations. @JDLaidlaw responded, “@Miss604 Have you ever been out to Renfrew Ravine? Pretty awesome and they have a lantern festival coming up!” Having never ever heard of the Renfrew Ravine, I thought it would be […]

Fraser Valley Park Series: Golden Ears Provincial Park

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

When the temperatures hit record highs walking through cool forests and jumping into a glacier-fed lake sounds pretty tempting. Golden Ears Provincial Park is a great place to escape the city in summer or winter and as such, it’s my next Park Series feature. Photo credit: keepitsurreal on Flickr Metrics At 62,540 hectares it’s one […]