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“Vancouver's Hidden Outdoor Treasure”

Pacific Spirit Regional Park
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$103.43*
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Vancouver Outdoor Tour
Ranked #43 of 359 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Beautiful forest laced with well-marked trails for hiking and running.
Reviewed November 8, 2013

A truly wonderful place to experience and enjoy a unique coastal rainforest experience in a city setting. Pacific Spirit Park is Vancouver's hidden outdoor treasure that is shared quietly and frequently by locals and visitors in surprisingly small numbers throughout the year. The trails
are well marked and maintained by dedicated local volunteers.

1  Thank Stephen E
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Popular with cyclists, dog owners, horseback riders, joggers, walkers, and clothing-optional bathers. This park basically separates UBC from Vancouver's west side. The most western portion hosts the iconic wreck beach accessed via steep trails off Marine Drive. The main portion of the park is a series of trails that criss-cross North, South, East, & West from the UBC highway (SW Marine Drive) to the beaches at Spanish Banks. Most trails are multi-use, but several are not, including dog on/off leash, horse, & bike restrictions.

The park is basically wilderness within the city; it offers visitors a glimpse into what this entire area would have looked like before it was developed. I suggest cyclists ride the Salish trail from the Camosun & 41st trail head to Spanish banks, walkers should check out Camosun Bog. Trails can be very muddy and wet after a period of rainfall, so all visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

Note: safety - I designate this park as the most likely place to see a dead body because of it's undeveloped & overgrown characteristics; it's a large park in a metropolitan city and yes, people have died here, so be careful and always be aware of your surroundings and the proximity of other visitors.

2  Thank drumz
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

It is rather easy to get turned around in here if you do not have a map, because this park is huge. It is lovely and tranquil.

Thank BenefacTours
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

If you are visiting UBC be sure to spare some time for outdoor activities, possible to go there by bus and choose the track from park information signs if you fallow the track signs impossible to get lost

Thank heidi298006
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Pacific Spirit park is my favourite place to go inside of Vancouver. If you get start at the beginning of the park and eventually walk to Wreck or Tower Beach, you will find yourself in a forest of huge cedars, moss, and... total quietness! It's amazing how few people seem to spend time in Pacific Spirit. I would often walk for half an hour and not see a soul, which for me, is quite nice! Things pick up a bit once you get closer to the beaches. Wreck Beach is my favourite summer spot, and getting to walk their through the park instead of the university is an extra treat. There are so many paths and hidden beaches to explore. Hiiiiighly reccommend!

1  Thank Amanda H
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