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Day Trip to the Delta Nature Reserve in Burns Bog and Redwood Park

Coming to town for the Olympics or just looking for something new and interesting? This weekend we checked out several locales in Surrey and Delta and two of these really brought out the beautiful in British Columbia - the Delta Nature Reserve in Burns Bog in North Delta and Redwood Park in South Surrey. Both are ecologically different but they still encompass the imagery of the West Coast with beautiful views, interesting wildlife and plenty to explore!

Redwood Park in Surrey has hundreds of trees and dozens of varieties - some of the biggest in the region.Exploring new locales is one of our favourite activities and every weekend we trek out to new and interesting locales - some of which I can't wait to revisit! This weekend we found two amazing locales we'll be sure to revisit: the Delta Nature Reserve at the Burns Bog in North Delta The Delta Nature Reserve (part of the Burns Bog) offers boardwalks through some of the region's most distinct ecosystems.and Redwood Park in South Surrey.

The Burns Bog is a semi-protected raised peat bog in North Delta - one of the largest in the world. Only a small portion is accessible to the public - the Delta Nature Reserve. This small tract of land has over two kilometres of boardwalks and a gravel access road. At first I was a little sceptical as the Reserve sits alongside Highway 91 and the pathways are not marked (I suggest you print off a copy of a map from the Burns Bog Website before coming), however, once inside you can really appreciate this unique ecosystem. Lush foliage, dense evergreen forests and meadows have an assortment of creatures and sights. I would definitely suggest a trip to the Delta Nature Reserve to learn aboutRedwood Park in Surrey has many amenities to enjoy such as a park, hikes and history of the region. this delicate ecosystem and enjoy the trails within it!

Redwood Park in South Surrey is in most ways the complete opposite - high on a hilltop, this Park is well known for its unique trees which were planted by twin brothers David and Peter Brown. Hosting a wide range of species from around the world the Park is best known for its Giant Redwood Grove - the largest in Canada. Several trails wind through the Park and visitors can also see a replica of the tree house the solitary brothers once lived in. Its stunning forests and meadows makes Redwood Park a perfect retreat from the City and an amazing locale to explore.

Both the Delta Nature Reserve in Burns Bog and Redwood Park offer an oasis in their respective regions to explore, enjoy and learn about. With only five days until the Olympics you might never know when you might need a retreat - so be sure to check out Southern British Columbia!

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