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Share Your Favourite Photo, A Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Contest

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Calling all photographers and outdoor enthusiasts, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks is holding a photo contest and want you to share your favourite photo of your favourite Metro Vancouver Regional Park. Which one will you choose?

courtesy of Pacific Spirit Regional Park Society

Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Map

Metro Vancouver’s regional parks system covers a total of 14,500 ha, and includes 23 regional parks, three regional park reserves, two ecological conservancy areas, and five regional greenways.  The system exists, first and foremost, to protect the region’s important natural areas and ecosystems.  Within the context of natural area protection, the system provides opportunities for Metro Vancouver’s growing and diverse population to connect with, enjoy, be active within and learn about the region’s environment.  Over 11 million visits are made to regional parks each year.

How will you choose which park you like best? Here are some of them you may want to choose from

  • Aldergrove Regional Park
  • Barnston Island Regional Park
  • Belcarra Regional Park
  • Boundary Bay Regional Park
  • Brae Island Regional Park
  • Burnaby Lake Regional Park
  • Campbell Valley Regional Park
  • Capilano River Regional Park
  • Colony Farm Regional Park
  • Crippen Regional Park
  • Deas Island Regional Park Derby Reach Regional Park
  • Glen Valley Regional Park
  • Iona Beach Regional Park
  • Kanaka Creek Regional Park
  • Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
  • Matsqui Trail Regional Park
  • Minnekhada Regional Park
  • Pacific Spirit Regional Park
  • Surrey Bend Regional Park
  • Tynehead Regional Park

Some of my favourites include Iona Beach, Lynn Headwaters, and Pacific Spirit, but I think I need to get off my butt and explore them all.

Walking across the bridge at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

How to Enter:

  • Upload up to 3 photos taken from a Metro Vancouver Regional Park via this contest page.

Prizes available:

  • Picnic Package (picnic blanket, ceramic tumblers, tote bag)
  • A group campsite for Friday and Saturday night
  • Private use of a picnic shelter for one day
  • Free registration for 4 to a Regional Park program

Legal stuff:

Find a Metro Vancouver Regional Park
Read full terms and conditions

Contest closes on August 31st so get your photo uploaded before then. A People’s Choice vote will be live September 1-15, 2016. Follow Metro Vancouver Regional Parks on Facebook andTwitter for more information.

Some Photo Tips

  • Use two hands for stability, and hold the mobile device close to your body. The closer to your torso you hold the device, the more stable you will be.
  • Avoid using the digital zoom feature. The greater the zoom, the more likely that camera shake will blur your images.
  • Ensure that you have a sufficient amount of light. If your camera needs to use the flash it is likely that you are shooting in low-light conditions. Try to avoid the use of the flash.
  • The best weather for camera phones is overcast or even slightly foggy. Early morning light is generally good.


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Marc Smith is a former event planner turned vagabond adventurer. He loves strong Americano's, great wine, cold beer and zip lining over tree tops. Formerly of Vancouver, most of Marc's time when not travelling is in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Follow along on his nomad adventures and discover places to stay, things to do and where to eat & drink as he explores the world one city and region at a time.

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