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Iona Beach Regional Park

Address: Ferguson Road, Richmond, British Columbia V7B 0A8, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 52 things to do in Richmond
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Richmond, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just a quick jaunt out of the hustle and bustle, Iona Beach Regional Park is a relaxing break. Despite being so close to the airport, especially for bird-watchers, this area is a peaceful place to relax and get back to nature. Forested area, beach nearby, and the jetty nearby that takes you a couple miles out into the water, looking... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Lived in Richmond for years and this was my favourite place to go for walking dogs. We have seen various wildlife and quite often: coyotes (early in the morning), bald eagles (very common), hawks, cranes, and many other birds that I can't name. The swamp area by the parking lot is nice to do bird watching and photographing. Dogs need... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I like to come here to relax on a late summer day and listen to the birds. the beach isn't that great but the location means it can be secluded

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Dundas, Ontario
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lots of walking trails, driftwood and overlooking the Georgia Strait. Good view of ships and barges passing.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Iona is my spot to be whenever I want some "me" time. What I love about Iona is that it is so peaceful and quiet out here, no matter the time and season. Funnily enough, it is located right next to the YVR airport, which is kind of contradictory or ironic to what I am describing. Even with that, it... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This park was just a nice surprise! It has the most amazing sunsets and views! This place is great for a date but also nice to walk alone and would be fun for a family! It also has public bathrooms and a water fountain which is nice.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I come to this park about 100 times a year it is beautiful ! You can walk out on the Jetty it's a lovely 8km walk if you walk to the end and back out on the water. There are so many birds to see, I have seen Snow Owls, Eagles, Sandpipers, Hawks. You even see seals in the water... More 

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96 reviews 96 reviews
20 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Well, I did not know what to expect going here and was a little turned off on the drive out as the smell from the sewage treatment plant was not pleasant to say the least, I kind of wondered why they would build a park such as this. It did occur to me though that the wind would normally be... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A real nice surprise. Visited for a walk after supper and was impressed with the park . The walk along the pier takes you 4 km out into the bay and affords great views across the Strait towards the islands or back towards UBC and Howe Sound. Great place to watch the airliners approach and land at YVR. Make sure... More 

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111 reviews 111 reviews
20 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is an interesting place as the outfall for the sewage treatment plant is actually a great walk out into Georgia Strait. This park is near the airport and important bird staging and migration area. The road out to Iona is not heavily used and is popular with cyclists. It can be a bit windy but still a nice place... More 

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