Eight things you need to know
To give you the best experience possible, here are the top eight 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.
- Ensure cigarette butts are fully extinguished and carried out as garbage. Cigarette butts, improperly disposed of, may cause a fire.
- 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 equestrian 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.