Please note: depending on the weather that day we may not do the beach part of this hike and go from Spanish Banks to Pacific Spirit Park. We will spend more time exploring more of the different trails at Pacific Spirit Park. Your comments are always welcomed.
We will meet at the first parking lot, which is closer to the bus loop for anyone who is planning to take the bus. We will meet across from the bus loop. Please let me know who is planning to take the bus.
If you are planning to take the bus: you can catch the C19 Alma/UBC bus (see bus schedule below). You can catch the bus at Alma and Broadway at 9:07 and it should arrive at Spanish Banks at 9:14. I will not leave until that bus arrives at the East Concession.
Here is the information for the bus route. Let me know who is planning to take the bus in the comments.
I was there earlier this month and I had a great group of people who came on this hike. I really enjoyed the varied terrain in this area. It looks like a nice sunny day so I thought I would do this again. There's so much to explore in this area. We will start off from the parking lot at Spanish Banks and work our way down along the beach and go as far as we can. We will be passing through Acadia Beach, Tower Beach and Wreck Beach. There are many little trails to explore in this area. Depending on the tides, I would like to see if we can get to Booming Grounds Creek and as far as we can go. There will be many photo opportunities.
After the beaches, we will take a set of stairs and go up and cut through UBC and go and explore the trails in what used to be called the University Endowment Lands, which is now part of Pacific Spirit Park.
I encourage everyone to look at the maps and google anything they find interesting, because this is an exploratory hike. All suggestions are welcomed.
You can look at the preliminary map here of a propose route: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5829425
If you need a ride, please indicate the area you are coming from or indicate which skytrains you can be picked up at. You need to be proactive. Drivers should indicate where they are driving from and the route they plan to take. Carpooling requests should be made by comment with your RSVP. Please remember to reimburse your driver for gas. The suggested rate is $5.00 per passenger per hour of driving time. Unless you have made one-way arrangement in advance with the driver, your return trip should be paid in advance, at the start of the trip. You should not expect a refund if you cancel your ride home. Please put muddy hiking boots in a clean plastic bag and change into runners after the hike. Be on time.