Take an Easy Hike Through One of These Vancouver Area Bogs

Sundew plant in a bog

Carnivorous sundew plants in a bog. Photo: Hans/Pixabay

In Vancouver, nature is all around us. We often think of the mountains, the ocean, or the forest, but Vancouver has unique wetland bogs as well. Home to many unique species of plants and animals, bogs are a great place to connect with nature and go on an easy hike.

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Take an Easy Hike Through One of These Vancouver Area Bogs

How to Try Geocaching in Vancouver

A geocache surrounded by leaves

Photo: Settergren on Pixabay

You might be wondering: What is geocaching? Essentially, geocaching is a hobby where you use a GPS device or a phone app to find a treasure hidden at specific GPS coordinates. There are secret caches of small treasures (called geocaches) across the globe, including over 4000 in the Vancouver area! Read on to find out how to try this family-friendly activity.

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How to Try Geocaching in Vancouver

Dazzling Damsels – Richmond Nature Park

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Richmond Nature Park Photo: Rob Weiss

The intersection of Highway 99 and Westminster Highway in Richmond, seems an unlikely place to connect with nature! Jumbo Jets thunder overhead and the roar of traffic is difficult to ignore, yet as I wandered along the Richmond Nature Park trails I quickly found myself leaving the frantic pace of city life behind me.  I was immersed in nature and it felt fantastic!  Surprisingly, many long time residents are unaware that this fabulous 200-acre natural oasis exists on the edge of town.  Strolling along the trails, it didn’t take long to realize that I was exploring a peat bog.  Interested in learning about this unique habitat, I paid a visit to the Nature House.  Interactive displays, and games designed for the younger crowd, told the story of the raised peat bog habitat that historically covered a large portion of Lulu Island.  In fact, 10,000 years ago visitors to the Richmond Nature Park would have been swimming in the Strait of Georgia! Today, the landscape is evolving as Pine and Birch trees begin to transform the bog into forest.

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Dazzling Damsels – Richmond Nature Park

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
How many events and festivals can you fit in this Friday through Sunday? Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend