5 Family Outdoor Excursions for Spring Break

5 family outdoor excursions to explore over spring break around Vancouver, including Whytecliff Park, Rice Lake, Stanley Park, Capilano Canyon, and the Reifel Bird Sanctuary.

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Vancouver September Hikes

Summer is over, the Labour Day long weekend has passed, and everyone is back to school or work. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the hiking season is over in Vancouver or Southwestern British Columbia.

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Great Blue Herons in Vancouver

How about a little bird watching while you’re hiking? One misconception about bird watching is it means sitting still in a bird blind (definition: a shelter used for observing wildlife) for hours with your binoculars. However, this is not true as there are plenty of examples of birds along the trails of Vancouver, such as the Great Blue Herons. With their long beaks, long legs, and large wing span, they are easy to spot and often don’t flutter away as soon as you have them in sight. The Great Blue Herons can be spotted throughout the region, including near fairly urban areas like Stanley Park.

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