The cherry blossom trees are blooming and that means one thing: It’s time to shake off the cobwebs and get outside! One of the best parts about living in B.C. is the abundance of fantastic FREE family-friendly activities are waiting to be discovered in the great outdoors.
Don’t feel like dropping big bucks on a single family outing? We hear you. So we’ve put together a list of the Lower Mainland’s best trail walks great for families: These trails offer awesome boardwalks perfect for small legs and/or strollers. Pack a lunch, whip up a cool Nature Checklist/Scavenger Hunt and go see what - or who - is hustling and bustling around the forests!
TOP LOCAL BOARDWALK TRAILS TO EXPLORE:
White Pine Trail @ Sasamat Lake, Belcarra
A super-popular beach spot in the summer, Sasamat Lake is an easy 8km-round trip lake trail that will take you about three hours.
Campbell Valley Park, Langley
A shorter option, this 4km easy trail nestled in among surrounding farmland takes about 1.5 hours and has some great picnic spots.
Deer Lake, Burnaby
Feel like you’re miles away even when you’re in the middle of an urban centre! You will also run into a playground during your 4.8km looped walk.
Pacific Spirit Regional Park @ UBC, Vancouver
This easy hike around Pacific Spirit Regional Park is about 10km roundtrip and takes about three hours - perfect for nature hunts!
The Trans Canada Trail @ Rocky Point Park, Port Moody
Rocky Point Park also has a wicked playground, a recreational pier, and a skateboard park to round out your excursion.
Blog photo: Photo: Kenny Louie, Vancouver, Canada