“The Fraser Valley Regional Parks system will provide diverse opportunities for outdoor recreation, protect and steward areas of cultural and ecological significance, and promote a stronger connection between people and nature in a way that is responsive to and enhances the quality of life of the region’s changing population.” – ten year vision for FVRD’s Regional Parks
The FVRD manages a diverse range of parkland spread over ten regional parks. Whether you want to show off our spectacular scenery to a visiting relative, spend a day fishing on the Fraser River, host a family picnic or just enjoy a quiet stroll, you’re sure to find a regional park that will fit the bill.
Many of our parks are located in remote areas. To give you the best experience possible, here are the top things you need to know when visiting Regional Parks in the FVRD:
- Research your hike and plan ahead. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. Cell phones work in most, but not all, areas. Important items to bring include water, nourishing snacks and emergency supplies such as a first aid kit, flashlight and light waterproof jacket.
- Lock your vehicle, use an anti-theft device and keep valuables out of sight.
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Trails, walkways and structures may be slippery, especially when wet and/or covered with snow or leaves. Be especially aware of tripping hazards on trails.
- Check park information kiosks for additional safety information and obey all signs.
- Remain on marked trails at all times. This limits environmental impacts, prevents injury and becoming lost.
- Be prepared that you may encounter wildlife that includes bears and cougars. Take the time to learn how to be safe before venturing outdoors.
- In parks where dogs are permitted, keep them on a leash as a courtesy to other park users. Service dogs are permitted in all FVRD parks.
- Be aware that there are no lifeguards in regional parks and to please swim responsibly.
Permits & Reservations
If you wish to book our facilities, host a special event, or reserve a picnic shelter at one of our parks, please call 604-702-5000. Some facilities may require permits or have fees.
If you are a school or educational group and wish to book an interpretive tour of Cheam Lake Wetlands, please call 604-702-5024.