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109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland by Mary Macaree, David Macaree, Alice Purdey, John Halliday

By Mary Macaree, David Macaree, Alice Purdey, John Halliday

Featured during this enduringly well known advisor are walks of 4 hours or much less inside Vancouver and its environs. There are routes for each style, from ambles in alpine meadows at the North Shore to strolls alongside Burrard Inlet to walks within the Whistler hall. Ten new walks happen within the rising eco-friendly areas round metro Vancouver. path instructions and maps were thoroughly up-to-date to make route-finding more straightforward and to focus on new gains alongside the trails. complete indexes support walkers decide upon a course that’s appropriate for the season, and their health point and time-frame.

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From here continue to Main Mall, the plate-glass Koerner Library now before you a striking contrast to the old buildings of the original university core. Turn right along the tree-shaded avenue towards the flagpole, with its magnificent marine and mountain view in front, and below the glories of a formal rose garden. From the viewpoint, descend through the garden, veering right by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts before crossing NW Marine Drive and going left past Green College and then right into Cecil Green Park, with its attractive grounds and fine view.

1 mi) Allow 2 hours Trails and roads Good all year NORTH BURNABY IS blessed in its rolling topography, with numerous little eminences to provide vantage points over city, sea and mountain; it is doubly blessed in its many little parks and green spaces with their vistas of the distant North Shore mountains, from The Lions to Golden Ears and its neighbours. To reach the beginning of this walk, you drive over one such hill going from Hastings Street north on Boundary Road, the whole of Burrard Inlet and its surroundings in front of you as you descend to road’s end at little Bates Park.

For the other outing, drive south off 16th on Imperial Road until, at a divider, it breaks back sharply to become West 29th Avenue. Park here and set off along the one-time road beyond the barrier, gently descending, and perhaps noting the two segments of Salish Trail as you pass them. Where the power line you have been following goes straight ahead, you veer off left, the forest deepening around you. The disembodied voice that you may hear need not disturb you; it is merely the public-address system of TRIUMF, tri-university meson facility.

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