Archive for the category "park series"

Fraser Valley Parks: Silver Lake in Hope


Thursday, July 8th, 2010 — 1:05pm PDT
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Celebrating Parks Month I have a few entries in my Park Series that have been contributed by readers. The first is from Michelle Kent. Silver Lake Provincial Park in Hope, BC View Larger Map Getting Here The park is 12 km southwest of Hope in Skagit Valley. From Highway 1 watch for Silver/Skagit Provincial Park. […]

Metro Vancouver Park Series: Barnet Marine Park


Friday, July 2nd, 2010 — 9:45am PDT
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Since July is Parks Month, I will be featuring more listings in my Metro Vancouver Parks Series. I put the call out on Twitter and @kirstinhepburn said that Barnet Marine Park was a hidden gem, so I thought it would be worth featuring. Photo credit: goose3five on Flickr How to Get There: Located along the […]

Fraser Valley Parks: Chilliwack Lake


Saturday, March 20th, 2010 — 2:50pm PDT
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Although Chilliwack Lake is in the “604” area code, it isn’t in Metro Vancouver. As such, it is the first entry for my Fraser Valley parks profile series. View Larger Map Metrics: Park size is a whopping 9,258 hectares with 146 campsites and 40kms of trails including a leg of the Trans Canada Trail. Photo […]

Metro Vancouver Park Series: Derby Reach


Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 — 8:04am PDT
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We’d head out to Derby Reach as a family on a Sunday afternoons cruising past farms on back country roads, in those years before Walnut Grove had a space station movie theatre. Photo credit: sashafatcat on Flickr Derby Reach is tucked away along the Fraser River between Walnut Grove (Langley) and Fort Langley, which makes […]

Metro Vancouver Park Series: Holland Park


Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 — 10:28pm PDT
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This past weekend was the re-opening of Holland Park in Surrey to celebrate its recent upgrades. Although it’s changed drastically over the years, its new features (and recent Fusion Festival) are still worth noting as a part of my Parks Series. How to Get There: Holland Park is right along Old Yale Road off King […]

Metro Vancouver Park Series: Buntzen Lake


Monday, July 13th, 2009 — 1:00pm PDT
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The following has been contributed to the Park Series by Raul of hummingbird604.com I had been wanting to go for a hike to Buntzen Lake for a long while, but for one reason or another, I hadn’t gotten a chance, so one of my recent Sunday evenings JT and I decided to go for a […]