6 Things To Do at Deas Island Regional Park

Beach on the Fraser River on Deas Island near Vancouver

The small beach near the southern tip of Deas Island. Photo: Taryn Eyton

Deas Island Regional Park is a hidden oasis of nature on the shores of the Fraser River nestled between Delta and Richmond. It’s a great spot for hiking, picnicking, wildlife watching, and more.

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6 Things To Do at Deas Island Regional Park

9 Things To Do at Buntzen Lake Recreation Area

A woman stands on the shore of Buntzen Lake near Vancouver

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The hydroelectric reservoir of Buntzen Lake is a popular recreation area for Vancouverites. The long lake has a great beach and it is surrounded by forested mountains and tons of trails.

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9 Things To Do at Buntzen Lake Recreation Area

7 Things To Do at Boundary Bay Regional Park

Sand Dunes at Boundary Bay Regional Park

Sand Dunes. Photo: Boundary Bay Regional Park

Boundary Bay Regional Park in Tsawwassen is a great summer destination. This ocean-front park has a sandy beach, hiking trails, bike paths, bird watching, and lots more.

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7 Things To Do at Boundary Bay Regional Park

6 Things To Do at Alice Lake Provincial Park

View from south beach at Alice Lake Provincial Park in Squamish near Vancouver

Alice Lake. Photo: Taryn Eyton

Alice Lake Provincial Park in Squamish is a great way to get into nature without going far from the city. The park boasts beginner-friendly hiking, swimming, beaches, canoe rentals, and lots more.

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6 Things To Do at Alice Lake Provincial Park

7 Things to Do at Deer Lake Park

Deer Lake Park in Burnaby

Photo: Burnaby.ca

Deer Lake Park provides a unique nature escape in the middle of Burnaby. While the skyscrapers of Metrotown rise above the lake, it’s a great place for hiking, boating, spotting wildlife, and learning about history and culture.

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7 Things to Do at Deer Lake Park

6 Things to do in Crippen Regional Park on Bowen Island

Bowen Island ferry

Ferry arriving at Bowen Island. Photo: Destination BC/Alex Guiry

Bowen Island’s Crippen Regional Park makes a perfect day trip from Vancouver since it’s easy to access as a walk-on passenger on the ferry from Horseshoe Bay. Go for a hike, bring a picnic, or just admire the views. Use our guide to plan your trip.

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6 Things to do in Crippen Regional Park on Bowen Island

7 Things To Do at Porteau Cove Provincial Park

The pier at Porteau Cove Provincial Park

Photo via BC Parks/Porteau Cove Provincial Park

Situated along the Sea to Sky Highway between West Vancouver and Squamish, Porteau Cove Provincial Park is a great place to enjoy activities like hiking, camping, stargazing, and even SCUBA diving. Use our guide to plan a trip to Porteau Cove Provincial Park.

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7 Things To Do at Porteau Cove Provincial Park