Parks & Pathways

Events in Metro Vancouver Parks
Family Fun in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks (updated September 16)

Did you know that the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks host events, year-round, for families? Most of the events are free, some have a nominal charge, all of them are FUN! Check out the events coming up. Please be sure to pay attention to the venues listed, the events don’t all
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Greenheart TreeWalk at UBC Botanical Garden

The Greenheart TreeWalk will spark your adventurous spirit as you navigate suspended walkways and tree platforms high above the forest floor. Located in the heart of the UBC Botanical Garden, the 310m long tree top canopy walkway hangs from huge Douglas firs, Red cedars and Grand firs, many of which are
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Sapperton Park Adventure Playground - Lindsay Follett
Sapperton Park in New Westminster

Please note: this article was written in June 2017. The playground has been completed but Family Fun Vancouver hasn’t had a chance to make a return visit. The article will remain as originally written until Family Fun Vancouver makes a return visit. Woohoo, we discovered a BRAND NEW playground! Sapperton
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Creekside Park Playground
Creekside Park Playground in Vancouver

You know a playground that includes a zipline is going to be a BIG hit with the kids! The Park Board officially opened the brand new Creekside Park Playground on August 24th. The playground cost $900,000 to build and offers up a number of playground features kids will love: a
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Redwood Park, Surrey
Fairy Kingdom at Redwood Park in Surrey

Magic dances through the timbers of Redwood Park in Surrey. A magical knoll awaits discovery down a wooded path. When you look through the trees and spot dashes of colour you are nearing the Fairy Kingdom. Whimsical, kind-hearted, fun-loving folk have created dozens of fairy homes. Some are grand and
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Family-Friendly Hikes
7 Family-Friendly Hikes

Hiking with kids can be a wonderfully memorable family experience. It can also be a nightmare of epic proportions. We’ve had both experiences with our young boys. Through trial and error we’ve learned a few tricks to make family outdoor adventures enjoyable for everyone. Check out our top picks for
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Lions Park in Port Coquitlam
Lions Park in Port Coquitlam

Yet another fantastic playground can be found in the Tri-Cities. Between 2013 and the fall of 2015 the city of Port Coquitlam invested a million dollars into updating Lions Park. Set just off the busy Lougheed Highway, this tranquil park has something for everyone. We loved the expansive playground with many
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New Brighton Park and Pool

New Brighton Park is an unusual combination of outdoor recreation space and industrial facilities, with stunning views of the North Shore, Burrard Inlet, and the grain elevators of Cascadia Terminals from the walking trails, outdoor pool, and beach areas. The outdoor pool is popular for both busy toddlers and avid swimmers
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Sasamat Lake (White Pine Beach)

Sasamat Lake is located in Belcarra Regional Park. The lake is actually one of the warmest lakes in Metro Vancouver. At the south end of the lake there is a floating bridge ideal for fishing or swimming. At the north end of the lake is White Pine Beach. The lake
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Richmond Nature Park
Interactive & Educational Programs for Kids at Richmond Nature Park

The Richmond Nature Park consists of 200 acres of the raised peat bog habitat that once covered large portions of Lulu Island. Four walking trails totalling 5km provide visitors the chance to encounter plants and animals in bog, forest and pond habitats. Throughout the year the Richmond Nature Park hosts numerous family-friendly
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