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“Great place for a picnic for airplane spotters!”

Larry Berg Flight Path Park
Ranked #16 of 109 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

The park opened late last year, and we've been enjoying quick stops and picnics here on a weekly basis ever since. It's just past the security fence for the south runway of YVR, so needless to say, the views are great. The miniature runways are adorable, and our toddler loves climbing on the world globe. The YVR informational signs are quite informative and well-done, and the plane-spotting area (the mound directly under the approach to the south runway) has great signs to help identify the most common planes at YVR.

Our one disappointment with the park isn't worthy of a reduction in stars, but still worth pointing out: the big planes don't usually fly directly over the park on sunny days. Generally speaking, if the weather is nice, planes take off away from the park (and the big planes almost always land on the north runway, irrespective of weather). If you're adamantly trying to see the big planes land, there's a dirt parking lot off of the north runway that serves that purpose. That being said, we love visiting Larry Berg Park, holding out hope that the take-off pattern will be towards the park or that we'll inadvertently arrive just before a few jets use the south runway for landings. One thing is for sure: we know that we'll see lots of fun airplane activity each time we arrive.

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Opened on September 25, 2013, the park was opened to remember the contribution of Larry Berg who was once the chairman of YVR Int'l Airport Authority to build up its good reputation. It is located at the corner of Russ Baker Way n Airport Road (just at the end of the south runway). Needless to say, a good place if you love aviation. You can see planes taking off (most of the time) or flying into the airport. Inside the park, there are info boards introducing the YVR Int'l airport surrounding a global map. Be sure you have a car as it is not close to public transport. Go there on sunny day as it is an open area. No food or drinks or toilet is available but in area nearby.

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Reviewed April 20, 2015
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