You can find this hidden "gem" by driving the #1 Highway towards Hope. The Park is located on the north side of the Freewya around 15 kilometers east of Chilliwack near Minter Gardens. Take the exit which leads you to Highway #9. In the Round-about turn east onto Yale Road and proceed to Elgey Road. At this point follow the signs. More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/qTEv9N
More pictures can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/pt0sLC
Friday, 19 August 2011
Hayward Lake offers scenic hikes which meander around the lake. There are two trails; the Railway Trail on the west side and the Reservoir Trail on the east side. It is possible to do both trails as part of a loop. Even on the hottest summer days the Reservoir Trail provides relief. Highlights on the Reservoir Trail include Steelehead Falls and the many bridges which cross the many small streams. Besides the numerous short glimpses of the Lake the other highlights include the floating bridge and the moss covered trees. This is truly a rain forest. Highlights of the Railway Trail include the beaver pond and the long abandoned railway trestles which still stand up from the lake. The main parking lot, which is the start point for the Railway Trail, has fully operational washrooms and a beach. Keep in mind that the water is always cold. More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/bthump
Additional photographs taken from around Hayward Lake can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/qpOzSt
Saturday, 6 August 2011
As this is a stop over for migrating birds this is also the place to go to view Canadian Geese, White Swans, and every species of Ducks that there are. In addition to the birds the scenery is unbeatable. On the one side of the Highway is the meandering slough and on the other are mile after mile of dairy farms. As one drives further out into the Valley the foothills become part of the scenery.
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Friday, 5 August 2011
This hidden gem is located on the #1 Highway between Chilliwack and Hope. More information can be found here: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/bridalveil_falls/
Monday, 1 August 2011
More pictures can be viewed at http://bit.ly/onuNJH and more will be added in the future.