Pacific Spirit Regional Park

sights / Parks & gardens

Lonely Planet review

This stunning 763-hectare park stretches from Burrard Inlet to the North Arm of the Fraser River, a green buffer zone between the campus and the city. A smashing spot to explore with 70km of walking, jogging and cycling trails, you'll also find Camosun Bog wetland (accessed by a boardwalk at 19th Ave and Camosun St), a bird and plant haven.

Some of the more dense forest trails here give an indication of what Vancouver would have looked like before it was developed: a rich, verdant jungle of huge ferns, unencumbered birdlife (including bald eagles) and towering trees arching overhead.