Best Scenic Cycling in Metro Vancouver? Riding Boundary Bay

Photo credit: Gord McKenna | Flickr

Photo credit: Gord McKenna | Flickr

Vancouver cyclists know that on a sunny day downtown’s famous seawall can turn into a bit of a traffic jam.  Runners, walkers, rollerbladers and throngs of bikers make cycling the scenic route feel like a ride through rush-hour traffic.

For the path less traveled, head south to the Vancouver suburb of Tsawwassen and Boundary Bay Regional Park.  Boundary Bay – so named because it marks the border between British Columbia and Washington State – embraces dramatic mudflats, salt marshes and dunes and sandy beaches.  Best of all, it offers great biking, minus the crowds.

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Best Scenic Cycling in Metro Vancouver? Riding Boundary Bay

Vancouver ‘burbs: Who Loves Tsawwassen?

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I can’t spell it, but I think I’m in love.  The little seaside suburb of Tsawwassen is about a 40-minute drive south of downtown Vancouver.  Many people know Tsawwassen on account of its ferry terminal, where passengers can catch a ride to Victoria, the Gulf Islands and other destinations.  But, as I discovered recently, there’s more to do in Tsawwassen than wait for your boat to board.

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Vancouver ‘burbs: Who Loves Tsawwassen?