Regional Parks well worth a winter visitRegional Parks well worth a winter visit<div class="ExternalClass45F048F1E39F44BEA24717E4DD6B3D41"><p>If you need a break during the hustle and bustle of Christmas, make a visit to a regional park, where you can spend quality time with family and friends, reduce stress levels, and walk off some of the holiday treats.</p><p> <a href="/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Regional parks</a> aren’t just a summertime place to visit. Nature is there year-round and there are new sights and sounds to discover during the winter months. Bundle up in a warm coat and solid shoes, pack a snack or thermos of hot drinks, put on your toque, and start walking. Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return. Bring a friend for company.</p><p> <em>Photo of Burnaby Lake Regional Park taken by Pennie Lou of Burnaby, for Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Photo Contest, 2014</em></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue16-parksphoto.jpg2015-12-22T08:00:00ZGP0|#6818d587-f8ee-4672-81e8-10422dd671aa;L0|#06818d587-f8ee-4672-81e8-10422dd671aa|Issue 16;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass27DB3D81825B4ED98597237E3EB98CD6"><p>If you need a break this winter, make a visit to a Regional Park, where you can spend quality time with family and friends, reduce your stress, and see some beautiful places, right near where you live. </p></div>0