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Looking to get away from the hustle 'n bustle of city life? No time for an overnight?


Find quiet, solitude, wildlife and more at one of Vancouver's many nearby parks. Avoid the traffic, ditch the car: The following Vancouver day trips are accessible by public transit and bicycle.

 


Pitt Meadows Grant Narrows Regional Park


Southlands Vancouver



Grant Narrows Regional Park,

Pitt Meadows


By Larry Cowan, Nature Vancouver

Grant Narrows Regional Park lies at the end of a 15.5 km flat cycle ride through wide expanses of diked farmlands and nature reserves.



Southlands, Vancouver


By David Cook, Nature Vancouver

Southlands is a semi-rural neighbourhood at the foot of Blenheim St. in the Point Grey area of Vancouver.

 

Parks and Nature Places Around Vancouver

Parks and Nature Places Around Vancouver


More day trips like these can be found in the book Parks and Nature Places Around Vancouver, by Nature Vancouver (Harbour Publishing, $24.95), edited by Alison Parkinson.

Read our quickie book review!