Parks & Parties – Metro Vancouver Celebrates 50 Years

Sunrise Bedford Channel Photo: Rob Weiss

2017 promises to be an epic year for parks and parties! Our beloved Canada is turning 150, and in honour of this epic birthday, Parks Canada is offering their Discovery Pass granting visitors free admission to our world renowned National Park network. Closer to home, there is another special anniversary of note. Metro Vancouver Regional Parks is celebrating 50 years of “hikes, dog walks and morning runs among centuries-old trees.”

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Parks & Parties – Metro Vancouver Celebrates 50 Years

Explore Metro Vancouver Parks with the New, Free iParks Explorer App

A few weeks ago, Remy wrote about the new iPhone and iPad app from Metro Vancouver that shows you where to find drinking water in Vancouver; now Metro Vancouver has released another free app: the iParks Explorer.

Screenshot of the IParks Explorer on an iPhone

The iParks Explorer is a mobile guide to Metro Vancouver’s 22 regional parks—from Aldergrove Lake in the south to Lynn Headwaters in the north and all regional parks between—with maps, photos, information about park features, advisories, a calendar of events, and more. The app can also give you directions to the parks from your location.

Metro Vancouver has plans to develop versions for Blackberry and Android, and will continue to develop the iParks Explorer app, adding interactive maps and streaming video to future versions.

Have you used the iParks Explorer app? Please leave a review in the comments!