This week is Tourism Week! From coast to coast to coast, Canadians will be celebrating the things that make their communities and regions unique. Today, we highlight parks and the outdoors.
In Vancouver South, one of our area’s hidden gems is Everett Crowley Park. This park is located just above the north arm of the Fraser River and spans 38 hectares in the Champlain Heights neighbourhood. Joggers, dog walkers, and cyclists alike can enjoy the park’s several trails including Snake Trail, Kinross Trail, Fraserview Trail, Blackberry Trail, and Champlain Loop Trail.
On the east side of the park, visitors can see Avalon Pond and Kinross Creek, and in the middle of the park, Manfred’s Meadow is home to a bee condo that supports the Blue Orchard Mason Bee in keeping local plants healthy. Atop Mount Everett – the highest point in the park – you can see fields and farms in Richmond and the Gulf Islands and Mount Baker on especially clear days.
To get here by public transit, take either the number 26 bus and get off at the Rosemont Drive stop or the number 100 bus at get off at the Kerr Street stop.
In 2017, you can also get a FREE Parks Canada pass and visit any of Canada’s national parks and historic sites. In the Lower Mainland, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and Fort Langley National Historic Sites are some of the locations that would make an easy day trip from Vancouver. Download the Parks Canada App to help plan your visit this summer!