Visit our destination parks

While the District is home to many local and neighbourhood parks, we also have larger parks and attractions that are popular with visitors from around the world.

Here is a selection of our most popular parks.

People on the beach in Cates Park

Cates Park/Whey-ah-Wichen

This seaside park has a variety of amenities, including 6 km of waterfront trails, playgrounds, picnic shelters, beaches, tennis courts, and a year-round boat launch.

Call for boat launch information: 604-990-2311

Woman hiking in Lynn Canyon

Lynn Canyon Park

Lynn Canyon Park offers 250 hectares of west coast rain forest with scenic canyons, pools, and creeks to explore. The fascinating flora and fauna includes 100-year-old Douglas-fir, 40 types of moss, and many birds.

Lush ferns growing in Lynn Canyon

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

The Ecology Centre makes learning fun for the budding young naturalist or inquiring mind, with interactive displays, films, and programs dealing with environmental concerns, ecological concepts, and the study of nature.

Staff with animals at Maplewood Farm

Maplewood Farm

For a pastoral getaway, Maplewood Farm is a park to explore. A thriving dairy farm in the 1920s, this two hectare farm is now home to more than 200 domestic animals and birds. Farm highlights include pony rides and milking demonstrations daily.

Murdo Frazer Pitch and Putt

Nestled in a forest setting, this popular 9-hole pitch and putt golf course offers a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. They have a small pro-shop, and clubs are available for rental. Green fees apply. Open daily from 10:00 am to dusk, Easter weekend to October.

Maplewood conservation area

A joint project of the Vancouver Ports Corporation, Environment Canada, Wild Bird Trust of BC, and District Parks, this 35-hectare salt marsh is of prime importance for fish and wildlife habitat, with over 200 species of birds.