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A Breath of Fresh Air on a Metro Vancouver Trail

Getting fresh air and your body moving is important – especially if you’re social distancing indoors. Luckily, there are networks of trails across the Lower Mainland where you can take a peaceful solo jog or walk.

Here are a few of our favourite spots close to StreetSide communities.

CREEKSIDE

Living at Creekside in Maple Ridge connects you to trails throughout Kanaka Creek. You can walk under the branches of the forest or run along the picturesque shoreline. Take a breather at Cliff Falls – the scene is spectacular.

You can also drive a short distance to Golden Ears Provincial Park, where you’ll find some of the best trails in British Columbia. You can really get away from it all up there.

FORTE

Living at FORTE in Burnaby Heights places you close to a section of the Trans-Canada Trail, which spans the entire country and is the longest recreational trail in the world. While you may not get as far as Alberta, you can enjoy the North Burnaby portion that stretches 13.5 km.

ORCHARD PARK

When you live at Orchard Park in South Surrey, you can take a stroll around Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest – a less than 10-minute drive from home. The Chickadee Loop is a popular multi-kilometre trail that exposes you to all kinds of nature and wildlife.

The Serpentine Fen is a 180-hectare sanctuary with a 3.5-km trail following the river and marshes. It’s also a unique setting to keep an eye out for birds. Or spend time under the trees of Redwood Park (pictured above), where trails cover over 5 km of lush land.

CANOPY AT TYNEHEAD PARK

With 642 acres of nature in your backyard at Canopy, you have a direct connection to some of Surrey’s favourite trails throughout Tynehead Park. Explore 5 km of biking or 10 km of walking trails through river, meadow, and forest landscapes. You’ll never run out of nature when living here.

PORT & MILL

Living at Port & Mill will put you in close proximity with all kinds of trails. Not only does the new Official Community Plan promise an increase of pathways and parks, the neighbourhood already has its fair share of nature trails.

Take a woodland walk through Stoney Creek Trail System or criss-cross Burnaby Mountain. The waterfront trails in Port Moody are also close – Rocky Point Trail will become your go-to for an infusion of fresh air.

Visit Vancouver Trails for more trails in your neighbourhood.