When the sun comes out in full force like it has in Vancouver lately, I want to maximize the time I’m outdoors with my kids. If we’re not off on a camping adventure, we’re at least stomping around on one of the many beautiful trails that wind through the trees in and around the city. Here are a few of our favourites:
Depending on how you might feel that day, and whether you have a stroller, a bum knee, or a lot of wobbly toddlers, you can decide on a number of different paths to visit this area of Lynn Valley. Just over the bridge from East Vancouver, Rice Lake is a nice stroll (about an hour) with some meandering paths that kids can run around on. There’s also a long dock in the middle of the lake stocked with rainbow trout if you feel like stopping for a quick fish too. If you’re looking for a longer trek, or even for a swain to cool off, you can break off the Rice Lake trail onto one of the easily marked paths towards Lynn Headwaters, where there are some stunning pools and even some spots to jump off of.