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  • I love Pacific Spirit Park, because it's not a tourist destination, such as Stanley Park, and some of the other parks in Vancouver
  • You'll find that the weekends are busier than the week, but parking isn't usually an issue

    • by Angelwhispers30
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      Pacific Spirit Regional Park is a forested and foreshore park, directly outside West Vancouver in British Columbia. There are over 50 kilometers of hiking trails that lead you through towering trees, and out onto rocky beaches.

      Pacific Spirit Regional Park comprises 763 hectares of forest and foreshore immediately west of Vancouver. The park’s forests stretch across Point Grey separating the city from the University of British Columbia. The very thin foreshore wraps around the tip of the peninsula and reaches the Fraser River, the Strait of Georgia and Burrard Inlet. The park’s proximity to the university and the city makes it practical for visitors


      to reach it by foot, bus or bike.

      I love Pacific Spirit Park, because it’s not a tourist destination, such as Stanley Park, and some of the other parks in Vancouver. Therefore it’s usually quiet and not crowded at all. There are times when you can walk the trails and not come across another person. For the most part though, you’ll mainly come across locals who are walking or running with their dogs.

      Dogs are welcome in the park, some trails have signs telling you if your dog has to be leashed, if not, the signs will say ‘leashing optional’. The ...


      • trails are very well maintained and in good condition. Even when the weather is wet, they’re not slippery or dangerous, which for me, is an added bonus.

        There are a lot of different trails in the Park. Some are mainly flat, which means anyone can hike them, and some are steep, requiring people to be in a more athletic condition to hike them. The flat trails are wheelchair and pushchair friendly, and we’ve seen people pushing their pushchairs along, enjoying the stroll through the trees.

        I haven’t taken any of the trails down onto any of the beaches, but that’s because my own

        personal preference is to hike the trails in the trees. I love to take photos of tree stumps that look odd or weird, and there’s no shortage of these available.

        If you like forested walks, and you prefer somewhere that’s quiet, I would suggest taking a trip to Pacific Spirit Regional Park. There is a trail there for anyone’s tastes and preferences. There are many entrances for the park on any of the streets surrounding the outer edges, and parking on these streets is free. You’ll find that the weekends are busier than the week, but parking isn’t usually an issue.




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