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Whether it's picnicking, strolling, or viewing wildlife, there are parks that suit all interests in Richmond.

This diverse, sea-level municipality, encompassing 17 islands just south of Vancouver, has glorious views of the North Shore Mountains from nearly all of its 10 parks.

Garry Point Park

Located in southwest Richmond in the historic fishing village of Steveston, Garry Point Park is a great, scenic spot for kite-flying due to the prevailing winds at the mouth of the Fraser River. It opened as a park in 1989, and was previously a native fishing camp in the 1700's and the site of salmon canneries in the 20th century.

Today, Garry Point Park is the start of the Steveston Waterfront Greenway, which stretches 4.8km/3mi east through the village waterfront, historic and heritage sites like the Britannia Shipyard, and parkland. Run, bike, or bring the dog out for a walk. The Fisherman's Needle monument, erected in 1990, commemorates local fishermen who died at sea.

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Cypress Provincial Park - Vancouver

Websitehttp://www.bcparks.ca
Toll-free
Phone800-663-7867

Cypress offers towering North Shore Mountains that form a backdrop to the bustling city of Vancouver. Outdoor recreationists can enjoy hiking & sightseeing, photography, wilderness camping, mountain biking (in limited areas), skiing & other snow-related activities.

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Mount Seymour Provincial Park - North Vancouver

Mount Seymour Provincial Park
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7P 3B4
Websitehttp://www.bcparks.ca
Toll-free
Phone800-663-7867

The park offers many trails of various lengths & difficulty for hikers & mountain bikers with viewpoints overlooking the city of Vancouver. There are opportunities for bird & wildlife viewing, along with day-use picnicking & skiing/snowshoeing winter activities.

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Peace Arch Provincial Park - Surrey

Junction Of Hwy 99 And Interstate 5
Surrey, British Columbia
V5T 1V9
Websitehttp://www.bcparks.ca
Toll-free
Phone800-663-7867

Peace Arch Provincial Park straddles the 49th parallel & commemorates a lasting peace between Canada & the USA. Its beautiful lawns & gardens provide opportunities for walking, indoor & outdoor picnicking & a playground for children.

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ACT Adventures - Vancouver

Websitehttp://www.actadventures.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-916-2381

For the Wildlife Enthusiast to the Adrenaline Junkie...

Are you looking for an outdoor experience at your pace, without the burden of large groups? Then let ACT Adventures custom design you the experience of a lifetime!

Maybe you'd like a two-day hiking/camping adventure in the mountains to see majestic lakes, glaciers & waterfalls, a day trip in the forest in search of elusive wild animals, like bears & deer, or maybe an eco-friendly camping holiday. For the adrenaline infused adventure we can include ziplining, bungee jumping, etc. We plan your adventure, your way. Includes transportation, meals, accommodations, guides & more!

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Burnaby Village Museum - Burnaby

6501 Deer Lake Ave
Burnaby, British Columbia
V5G 3T6
Websitehttp://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-297-4565

Where history comes to life. Stroll down the streets of our 1920s village exploring the heritage & replica buildings. Period costumed townsfolk give demonstrations in the homes, businesses & shops: watch the blacksmith at forge, listen to the rhythm of the platen press, mind the teacher in the schoolhouse, catch an old movie in the theatre & hear stories about the Love family and their Farmhouse. Be sure to take in the elegance of the Interurban #1223; a mode of transportation ahead of its time. A ride on the 1912 CW Parker Carousel is sure to please both the young and the young at heart. The village grounds include gardens, and grassy meadow and fish-bearing brook.

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Vancouver Photo Walks - Vancouver

Websitehttp://www.vancouverphotowalks.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-318-1277

So much more than a walking tour! Visit Vancouver, explore the city, learn how to use your camera, improve your photography & get some fresh air in only two hours!

See the hot spots & learn basic photography principles like ISO, aperture, shutter speed, composition & more. Online photo gallery posted for each photo walk, info sheets provided so you don't have to remember everything we cover!

New camera? No problem! We help you use the equipment you have. DSLR cameras & tripods available to rent.

Tours run year-round at Granville Island, Canada Place, Gastown, Stanley Park & Olympic Village. Indoor winter photowalks at Bloedel Conservatory, Museum of Anthropology, & Museum of Vancouver!

Photo-guides available who speak Mandarin, Taiwanese, Tagalog & French. Public & private tours available.

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