This year, we are celebrating 50 years of hikes, dog walks and morning runs among centuries-old trees. For 50 years we've paddled, hiked and bicycled through regional parks sharing rosy cheeks and optimism. Regional parks inspire environmental stewardship, making us ambassadors with every bike ride or counted fish.
Discover 14,500 hectares of forests, fields, rivers and beaches within an hour's drive; from the ocean views of Bowen Island to the peaks of the north shore to the wetlands of Langley.
It's all just outside your doorstep.
Please join us in celebrating 50 years of Metro Vancouver Regional Parks!
Regional parks are great places to go for a walk, breathe fresh air and enjoy the beauty of nature. But they’re more than that: they’re part of a larger system that includes regional park reserves, ecological conservancy areas and greenways – all located within the traditional homelands of the Coast Salish First Nations. These green spaces protect diverse natural landscapes and habitats spread out over British Columbia’s largest metropolitan area. They are our shared legacy.
So, let the passport be your guide as you start exploring. We invite you to discover a new trail, learn about wildlife or attend one of the many commemorative anniversary events made possible with the help and support of our park associations and park partners. Enjoy a world away from the hustle and bustle of urban life and reconnect with nature.
Metro Vancouver Board Chair
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Committee Chair