Are you looking to get out and enjoy the beautiful forests of British Colombia this summer? Well, one of the best ways to do so is by getting the blood circulating, and going for a hike! The good thing for you, Delta, is there’s plenty of incredible trails for you to explore. Here are some of the best, most scenic, hiking trails near you for you to check out this summer!
Deas Island Regional Park
First up is, Deas Island Regional Park. This park is located on a island on the lower part of the Fraser River, which provides a fabulous place for a hike, or even a picnic. The trail itself is a loop, with a gravel base and minimal grade changes, and has multiple junctions to start from. Additionally, Deas Island Regional Park offers a beautiful scenic view of the river whilst walking in the lush forest!
Brunswick Point is the perfect place if you’re looking for a nice quiet hike that’s good for all levels! The hiking trail is moderately trafficked and is primarily used for walking, running or biking. A nice addition to this route is dogs are able to use this trail, but must be kept on leash. Furthermore, Brunswick Point trail follows the shoreline which offers lots of bird watching! So, keep your eyes pealed for fishing herons, eagles and other types of wildlife.
Up next is the Burns Bog, which is the largest domed peat bog in the world. The trail starts in a plush wooded area, surrounded by the wide variety of plant life that makes up the ecosystems of the bog. Burns Bog is a great hiking trail for people of all skill levels, and consists of raised boardwalks that weave through the forest and are easy to walk on. Moreover, you never know what birds or mammals you might find while taking a stroll through these beautiful woods!
Watershed Park is a fantastic forest trail with seven easy access trail heads. The trials that weave throughout the park range from around a mile to just under three miles. Therefore, it’s a great place for a simple hike. Watershed Park is Delta’s largest park and is not only great for walking, cycling or running, but also a gorgeous place to spend the day with friends! Pack a lunch and enjoy the day with a nice picnic, in the heart of the park, whilst surrounded by the breathtaking forests of British Columbia.
Ladner Harbour Park
Last, but certainly not least, is Ladner Harbour Park. This park consists of many stunning routes for you to explore however, there is one main walking trail and some side trails that you can take. Further, these trails are fabricated out of bark mulch, gravel and in some sections of the park there’s boardwalks. Thus, making it a splendid spot for a hike or bike ride! Finally, besides the scenic trail and stunning viewpoint, Ladner Harbour Park offers a playground and picnic tables for you to enjoy in the sunshine this summer.
Well, there you have it Delta! If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the fresh air, surrounded by a breathtaking forest, you definitely have options! No matter your skill level, there are so many fantastic hiking trails for you to try out. Plus, the gorgeous views, and amazing wildlife is always an added bonus!