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52 Best Day Trips from Vancouver by Jack Christie

By Jack Christie

Via his well known guidebooks and media appearances, Jack Christie has helped numerous Vancouverites and viewers alike take pleasure in the well known ordinary attractiveness and numerous leisure possibilities of the Pacific Northwest. Now revised and up to date, fifty two most sensible Day journeys will increase the west coast adventure for lots of new adventurers. the easiest perspectives, the simplest cycling, the simplest seashores, the easiest outings for kids--they're all the following, defined within the transparent, upbeat, observant prose that's Jack's trademark.Whether you are up for a trek with the puppy, looking for a quiet picnic spot with a very good view or trying to find a spot that might galvanize out-of-town viewers, Jack's fifty two most sensible Day journeys will aspect you within the correct path. From Delta to Whistler, the North Shore to the Fraser Valley, specified instructions and customized maps assist you locate your manner and luxuriate in the attractions en direction.

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These are calculated from the bridges that link Vancouver with the North Shore and Richmond, or from the city’s eastern boundary with Burnaby. Readers will also be able to tell at a glance which activities are best suited to each destination. Since Day Trips from Vancouver first appeared, in-line skating, mountain biking, kayaking and snowboarding have grown steadily in popularity, as have the more gentle pastimes of walking, birding and nature observation. Our purpose with this current edition is to provide readers with the most detailed descriptions of trails and pathways suited to each of these pursuits.

M. There are good viewpoints over Burrard Inlet on either side of the lighthouse. A well-worn rocky trail winds its way above the shoreline in the trees, leading to East and West beaches. East Beach is the more sheltered of the two. West Beach is a great place to stretch out on the smooth rock face that slopes gently down to the oftenagitated waters off Point Atkinson. There’s protected swimming in a narrow bay. The lighthouse rises dramatically on the rocks beside the bay, and you get glimpses of freighters and the outer harbour beyond.

For a free copy, contact Parks and Community Services, 604-925-7200. ). The quickest approach to the river’s west side is from several park trailheads in West Vancouver. Good places to begin are at the mouth of the Capilano River at the south end of Taylor Way on Clyde Road. Walk east to the river and the Capilano-Pacific Trail—the river’s major route, which also connects with the Park Royal Shopping Centre and Ambleside Park. The upper section of the Capilano-Pacific Trail begins north of the Upper Levels Highway (Highway 1/99).

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