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Pacific Spirit Regional Park

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Pretty urban forest

Great place for a walk, miles of well-signposted trails, tall straight Hemlock and Douglas fir... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Cairns, Australia
Beautiful Hiking location

This hiking location is beautiful and relatively easy. Good place to come with kids or small pets... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Beautiful forest laced with well-marked trails for hiking and running.
4915 W. 16th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 2C9, Canada
West Point Grey
+1 604-224-5739
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great place for a walk, miles of well-signposted trails, tall straight Hemlock and Douglas fir, interpretation signs. Worth an excursion.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wongaya_Jeff
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This hiking location is beautiful and relatively easy. Good place to come with kids or small pets with easy to walk trails

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank LuxeTourista
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Really nice huge city park. Temperature stays cool even on a hot summer day. Lots of walkers. Easy walks. Lots of families and people walking dogs.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marc S
Reviewed September 30, 2018

If you are wanting a quiet place to hike / walk through the forst then check out Pacific Spirit Park. It's a lovely walk (unless it has been raining) and great for running too.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank female_abroad
Reviewed September 11, 2018

I often do the trails here on my own with my dog. It's so well maintained, everyone is friendly and respectful. Great area for off leash or on leash walks. Love how quiet it is in the winter and spring.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JoanneHab
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Firstly. tourists should be aware this park is NOT as shown on the TripAdvisor map, but rather wraps around UBC, taking in the seashore to the north, west, and south; including such areas as Wreck Beach. Most areas are undisturbed treed areas, so would appeal...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Chris D
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We were dropped off by a taxi driver at one of the trail heads. We didn't have a map so we traveled down a trail until we came to another trail head that had maps. After a couple miss steps we started hiking one of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kenkcarrell
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Step from the bus stop you’ll feel like you’ve entered a different world, surrounded by tall trees and chirping birds. I visited on a weekday alone, and there were enough people around that I felt safe, but not crowded, and I had plenty of solitary...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Diane B
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Starting from Spanish Banks, and slipping into the forest is a great escape from the heat. Although it has been logged, the trail wanders through some stands of older native trees.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank krison2ur
Reviewed August 1, 2018

If you are a tree lover, woodland person like myself, this is one of the best I have been in IN THE WORLD. The energy and feeling in this magical woodland is beyond words. My heart and spirit soars when I am here. Look out...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank genevievewrenblack
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West Point Grey
West Point Grey is one of the city’s oldest
neighbourhoods, especially known for its easygoing and
admired beachfronts. Locals crowd the Spanish Banks
and Jericho Beach, especially in the summer, where a
sprawling view of the English Bay awaits. The central
village is an oasis of sovereign shops, many of them
in local operation for years. The neighbourhood has a
more personal feeling to it, and can be a wonderful
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I'm headed to Vancouver this June on a summer-school type thing and one of the activities that caught my eye was hiking. However, searches on google keep telling me that there are threats of bears and cougars around hiking spots. Could anyone with extensive hiking experience advise me on whether or nor there are bears and cougars in these hiking spots? 1. Pacific Spirit Regional Park 2. Velodrome Trail 3. Dog Mountain Also, are there any cool hiking spots (preferably with nice views)...More
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October 25, 2018|
Response fromfishy09|
Thanks for the suggestion Vancouverite67! Yeh, unfortunately not many places to check out when raining but maybe we'll just have to bear through it and just have an umbrella with us.
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