Nature Walks Around Vancouver Guide Book

by Jean Cousins (Greystone Books)
Nature Walks Around Vancouver  by Jean Cousins

172pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1550545620

In her new book, Cousins takes us on 35 of the most pleasurable walks to be found in and around Vancouver, telling us something about the plants, birds and animals that can be seen along the way. She brings a fresh appreciation to familiar sights such as cattails, slugs and cedar trees, but she doesn't stop there. This book will also tell you where to find king gentians, what's underneath a mushroom, why a dipper bobs its head and why the existence of an ice-age fish called the Salish sucker is so precarious.

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Trails from the "Nature Walks Around Vancouver" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 35.
... Preview: The winding Serpentine and Nicomekl rivers slide into the shallow northeastern part of Boundary Bay, helping to form the estuarine delta known as Mud Bay. This large area of mudflats, bathed daily by ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Surrey, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Tucked into the southwest corner of the 16-km (10-mile)–wide Boundary Bay, this regional park provides opportunities to view large concentrations of wintering and migratory birds. Like the Fraser estu ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Delta, BC - Birding,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: During the winter months the Cheekye, Cheakamus, Mamquam and Squamish rivers deposit a harvest of decaying, spawned-out salmon along the banks and gravel bars. Aware of this annual feast, thousands of ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Brackendale, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: Lake Beautiful, as this body of water was originally called, was dammed in 1903 as part of Vancouver’s first hydroelectric power project. Later, a tunnel was made through Eagle Mountain (the outflow c ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Port Moody, BC - Horseback Riding,Walking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: As summer draws to a close we may feel that for a while nature has nothing new to show us: wildflowers have gone to seed, the leaves have not yet turned colour; the swallows are departing, the winteri ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Burnaby, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Originally known as Woolard's Brook, this waterway once flowed eastward through cow pastures and bog. Interference with its peaceful course began in 1893, when a man named Peter Byrne rechannelled the ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Burnaby, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: There is much here to interest children—who is better at spotting frogs and tadpoles?—and the walk could be combined with a picnic at either of the park entrances. Crossing the marsh in summer, you ar ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Langley, BC - Horseback Riding,Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: The upper Lynn Creek Valley, once watershed, was opened to the public in 1985. Today, hiking trails and back country routes enable the experienced hiker to explore the slopes and peaks of this rugged ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
North Vancouver, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Once a productive farm operated by the patients of Riverview Hospital, Colony Farm lands extend along both sides of the Coquitlam River between its confluence with the Fraser and Indian Reserve No. 2 ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Coquitlam, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: Although Deas Island is now linked by a causeway to the mainland, it remains an island at heart. The main channel of the Fraser River sweeps along its western shore, while the sheltered water of the s ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Delta, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Burns Bog. A garbage dump? Future site of housing, golf courses, industrial development? Four thousand ha (10,000 acres) of waste land prone to fires? It doesn’t sound too attractive. In fact, Burns B ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Delta, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 1.75
... Preview: A network of hiking trails has existed on Hollyburn since the 1920s, interlaced today with wide cross-country ski trails that add to walking possibilities in the summer. Blueberry lovers may find it d ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
West Vancouver, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Rescued from the commercial and industrial concerns that dominate the north arm of the Fraser, this unexpected gem of a park provides a needed breathing space in this busy part of the city. There is a ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Vancouver, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This rugged 160-ha (400-acre) park extends for several miles along the Capilano River canyon. The area was logged around the turn of the century, but the second-growth forest is well established, with ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
North Vancouver, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 0.75
... Preview: Mount Seymour Provincial Park is a wilderness area encompassing both Western Hemlock and Mountain Hemlock zones. Goldie and Flower Lakes lie in the transitional subalpine region of the mountain, conve ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
North Vancouver, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Derby Reach Regional Park lies along the south shore of the Fraser River a few kilometers west of Fort Langley. Between June and September millions of sockeye and chinook salmon make their way up the ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Langley, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: The diversity of natural features in this relatively small city park on English Bay attracts a wide range of bird life. Migrant waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors and songbirds pass through in spring and ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Vancouver, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: From its beginnings on Blue Mountain, this typical west-coast stream gathers force as it tumbles down the forested slopes to carve its way between sandstone cliffs and plunge into a deep canyon. Then, ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Maple Ridge, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 1.25
... Preview: Most of us are susceptible to the magic of islands, needing only the shortest of voyages to awaken the explorer in us. Bowen Island, a mere twenty-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver, has been begui ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Bowen Island, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 2.75
... Preview: The first lighthouse on Point Atkinson was built in 1874 to guide ships on their way to the sawmills and logging camps along Burrard Inlet. The 75 ha (185 acres) of forested Crown land north of the li ... From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
West Vancouver, BC - Walking - Trail Length: 1.25