Parks

“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 some key things you need to know when visiting Regional Parks in the FVRD:

  1. 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, snacks, first aid kit, headlamp, gloves and jacket.
  2. Lock your vehicle and keep valuables out of sight.
  3. 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.
  4. Check park information kiosks for additional safety information and obey all signs. 
  5. Remain on marked trails at all times. This limits environmental impacts, prevents injury and reduces your chance of getting lost.
  6. Be prepared that you may encounter wildlife, including bears and cougars. Take the time to learn how to be safe when outdoors.  
  7. In parks where dogs are permitted, keep them on a leash (outside of off-leash areas). Service dogs are permitted in all FVRD parks. 
  8. Be aware that there are no lifeguards in our parks; 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 or email parks@fvrd.ca.

If you are a school or educational group and wish to book an interpretive tour of Cheam Lake Wetlands, please call 604-702-5024.