Nature Walks

Parenting Place
Jun 24, 2020 · 2 min read
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Taking nature walks has been proven to be beneficial for our well-being. In Japan, they call it shinrin-yoku — literally, “forest bathing.” Walking in nature can help us reduce stress, soothe our minds and improve our overall mental health.

Walking together with our children can be a great way to connect and spend quality time together. You can play games such as “I spy” or do a scavenger hunt. You can use that time to check in with each other and share stories.

If you are looking to explore new parks outside of Vancouver, British Columbia, check out this list with the most popular parks in Surrey, Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Burnaby. You will have lots of chances to discover new places!


· Redwood Park

· Crescent Beach

· Blackie Spit Park

· Tynehead Regional Park

· Green Timbers Urban Forest

· Peace Arch Provincial Park

· Mud Bay Park

· Surrey Bend Regional Parks.


· Mundy Park

· Como Lake Park

· Town Centre Park

· Minnekhada Regional Park

· Crystal Falls

· Pinecone Burke Provincial Park

Port Moody

· Rocky Point

· Sasamat Lake (trail)

· Shoreline Trail

· Buntzen Lake


· Deer Lake

· Central Park

· Barnet Marine Park

· Burnaby Lake Park

· Byrne Park

· Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area


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