Living and working in the lower mainland of British Columbia definitely offers a unique opportunity for hikers, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts. One popular destination, and our favorite, are the trails in Golden Ears Provincial Park. The trails are open year round, (unless the park is closed due to heavy snowfall, which is rare,) as well as the Alouette South Beach day area for canoeing, kayaking and picnics.
It isn't unusual to see nature photographers and birdwatchers among the giant trees beside the trails, quietly waiting for that perfect picture. Although not as heavily traveled during the winter months, you can be sure to encounter hikers and dog walkers year round, and with over twenty kilometers of horseback riding and biking trails, Golden Ears is a perfect place for horseback riders and cyclists.
The park boasts 62,540 hectares and is packed with backcountry trails for hiking, several climbing trails, campsites, lakes and picnic areas.