Aldergrove Regional Park | Pepin Brook Trail | Metro Vancouver Walks

My husband and I first spotted this park during an evening drive. The sun had just set, so not the right time for a walk, and we made a mental note to come back another day.

Fast forward two weeks when I was googling “walks near me”, as is one of my favourite things to do these days, and spotted it on the map. From the Metro Vancouver website ..

Rolling meadows, mixed forests and views of Mount Baker await you in this regional park. Visitors can explore trails on foot, bicycle or horseback. Picnicking is also popular in the park. The wetlands here are important habitat for a variety of wildlife including frogs, salamanders, beavers and two endangered fish species.”

With 5 trails to choose from, we settled on Pepin Brook Trail. The trail itself is 2.3 kilometers, and is rated as moderate. While there was a short steep section, I think easy is a more accurate description.

At about an hour in length, this trail is a pleasant escape into nature. We plan to return in future to check out other trails.

Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve | Metro Vancouver Walks

Once upon a time, this 26 acre park belonged to the Godwin family. Tom and Elaine Godwin purchased the land in the late 1960’s and began a tree farm by planting hundreds of trees throughout the property. Sequoias, Redwoods and various Firs, just to name a few.

The Godwins also created a pond, where you may spot a rainbow trout or two.

In the mid-2010s the Godwin family gifted the property to the city of Surrey through Canada’s Ecological Gift Program, ensuring that the nature reserve was preserved and won’t be used for development.

A walk at Godwin is an enjoyable way to get away from people, while enjoying fresh air and taking in beautiful scenery. I look forward to visiting again, perhaps on a cool crisp Autumn day.