This is a guide plus video of the entire Central Valley Greenway (CVG). It runs all the way from Science World in Vancouver to the New Westminster Quay. It’s a challenging but very interesting bike ride. Parts are magical, other parts still need work to make them pleasant. It is NOT a AAA route (all ages and abilities), even though it aspires to be. Still, it is quite an awesome route, covering 24 km (15 miles) from Vancouver, through Burnaby, and into New Westminster. It is remarkably flat most of the time, but there are a few uphills.
With the tourist season coming, I decided to make some of my most popular posts about great bike routes in and around Vancouver easier to find. So I have created a page devoted to Vancouver cycling.
Guide plus Video of some of the finest Vancouver cycling. The Prospect Point bike trail is an off-road trail in the heart of Vancouver’s Stanley Park. It goes from the car park at Second Beach Pool, all the way up to Prospect Point, the highest point in Stanley Park. There you can enjoy stunning views of North and West Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet.
Vancouver cycling offers spectacular, scenic bike rides in and around Vancouver for all. This is the first in a series of guides and videos to show you some of the best Vancouver bike rides – whether you are on vacation or stay-cation, Vancouver cycling offers something for you!
Here is a guide to the Lochside Trail, a flat, largely off-road trail on Vancouver Island that takes you all the way from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal to the beautiful city of Victoria. Includes photos and videos.
It’s time to start planning some bike touring. How about a Gulf Island getaway? Salt Spring Island is a great place for bike touring – and here’s a Gulf Island bed and breakfast that actually rewards you for being a cyclist!
The Vancouver Park Board has unanimously approved a plan to widen the sidewalks along both sides of the Stanley Park Causeway to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. This ambitious plan was partly in response to the death of a 61-year-old woman cyclist in 2013. It was also in response to all of the activism that followed. It is a long overdue move – but on the plus side, it is a giant step forward in providing safe cycling infrastructure to Vancouver residents.
Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park offers fun, safe cycling in a beautiful, lakeside environment – right in the heart of Burnaby. It’s safe and fun for the whole family. Our post includes a guide and two videos.
The Osprey Loop in Pitt Meadows, BC, is a dog friendly trail that is also perfect for safe, scenic family cycling, just 30 minutes east of Vancouver. It’s great for walking and cycling with your family and your dogs.