British Columbia is one of the most amazing places in the world. Famous for its natural beauty, it is a place where outdoor activities are limitless. You can view waterfalls and glaciers as well as mountains and rivers.
If you haven’t visited British Columbia, then you should plan a trip there in the future. But if you live within British Columbia, here are five places that should be on your list for 2021.
1. Cascade Falls
Located in Cascade Falls Regional Park in Mission, B.C, this scenic waterfall is worth the drive.
Cascade Falls Regional Falls park is a 22-hectare park with lush forest and a beautiful creek that winds through a ravine. A 300-meter walk and some stairs are all it takes to reach the gorgeous falls.
At the top of the trail, there is a suspension bridge. Visitors can walk to the other side to a close-up viewing platform of the waterfalls. Cascade Falls is a great off-season hike and is perfect for the whole family.
2. Vedder River Rotary Trail
Located in Chilliwack, BC, this beautiful trail; follows the Vedder River, which offers many scenic views. The trail is a popular walking, jogging, or cycling.
For the first 3.5km, the trail follows the river, offering scenic views of the surrounding landscape and wildlife, such as ducks, geese, eagles, and the occasional heron. On a nice day, there are often quite a few people fishing along the river.
After about 3.5km, the trail veers away from the river and reaches the Peach Creek Rotary Trail. Further down the river, cross the bridge over Peach Creek and continue going. There are plenty of benches along the trail to stop and soak in the scenic views.
The trail passes underneath a train bridge as it continues to make its way downstream. Eventually, you will cross a small wooden bridge and reach the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve. The nature reserve has several trails and a viewing platform for bird watching throughout the area.
Cross another wooden bridge before passing through a forested area with the occasional view of the river. When it reaches a junction, go right and continue to the end of the trail.
To return, walk back the same way you came, or you can follow the North Dyke Trail.
3. Boundary Bay Regional Park
Located in Tsawwassen, BC, Boundary Bay Regional Park is a popular bird-watching area for nature enthusiasts and photographers.
There is a long trail that wraps around a large portion of Boundary Bay. Make sure to bring your binoculars and camera be there are lots of scenic views and wildlife that you will want to see.
There are fire pits and an area to have a family bbq. Also, the sand is great for building sandcastles! It's a great place to be outside with the whole family
4. Grouse Mountain
Located in North Vancouver, BC, Grouse Mountain is Vancouver’s most-visited year-round attraction.
Enjoy panoramic views as you travel to the alpine aboard the iconic Skyride. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor adventures, cultural activities, and educational experiences.
In the summer, choose from an incredible variety of activities including, their lumberjack show, birds in motion, the eye of the wind, and visit with their resident Grizzly bears.
In the winter, enjoy skiing, snowboarding, the stunning Light Walk, the slopes at the Sliding Zone, their outdoor skating pond, and snowshoeing. Grouse Mountain is the “must-see attraction.”
5. Belcarra Regional Park
Located in Belcarra, BC, just northwest of Port Moody, Belcarra is a charming village that is somewhat isolated geographically on a narrow peninsula and accessible only via a twisting paved road or water.
This small community is home to beautiful Belcarra Park, one of Metro Vancouver's most cherished green spaces. The 1,100-hectare regional park begins near Belcarra Bay and extends to Sasamat Lake - considered one of Vancouver's warmest lakes.
Belcarra Regional Park boasts family-friendly terrain and beach trails offering spectacular viewpoints of Deep Cove, Seymour Mountain, and waterways that link the Burrard Inlet. The trail to Jug Island Beach, specifically, weaves through scenic moss-covered forests before descending a steep hill - offering remarkable views of the tiny island just off the shoreline.
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