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New Post! Read up On Pacific Spirit Park –A Vancouver Jewel

August 31, 2011

Set near  a high-end neighborhood filled with expensive and large homes, and near the sprawling University of B.C. campus, is a quiet park full of great biking, horse riding  and walking trails for dogs and people to enjoy.

Pacific Spirit Park, situated West of the city of Vancouver,  is a jewel among the city’s parks.  You will find yourself walking by yourself at times, hearing only the sounds of birds and the occasional animal, like the curious raccoon rustling in the trees. On a recent outing, we met a curious owl sitting on a tree branch, gazing at a man and his dog. Not carrying a camera at the time, I made a mental note to go by the tree later after a bike ride circling the park. When we did arrive back arrived with a camera built into my phone, the owl had flown away.  Disappointed, but thinking outside the box, we made some owl-like screeching noises, and to our amazement, the owl  came back and settled on a nearby tree.

On another occasion, I witnessed a raccoon and its kits  make its way up a tree trunk, stopping  only for a moment to stare back at me.

Everything about the park which stretches 763 hectares  is amazing and full of animal life and wild flowers  if you look for it. The park is also a great place to pick blueberries and just appreciate  the lush surroundings of the forest.

If you are a hiker, walker, mountain biker, or just want to appreciate the beauty of nature, Pacific Spirit Park is the place to visit.  It’s best to visit the park with a friend, since many trails are often deserted and you may only see  few people during your time there.  And often, when you are alone in the forest with only a friend, you may capture yourself mediating and reflecting on life –this may be one of the blessings of Pacific Spirit Park.

Look Closely, You Might Just See An Owl

The owl blends into the tree perfectly -You may miss it if you don't look carefully

 

 

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