we have walked this trail with several of our out of town visitors. City, ocean and mountain views, combined with Windows shopping and understanding the history of the city.

that's my daily walk to work. nice during all seasons.

Easy walk; no elevation. Great ocean and mountain views. Can be very busy on weekends.

Easy walk - rather than a hike. Suitable for all age groups. Beaver Lake, is a wetland feature unique to Stanley Park. Beaver creek, and encircling the lake, offers views of wildlife and native and introduced vegetation.

Bizarre, almost unfollowable trail...

A very nice trail. You get to see the water and go through mixed forest but with some open areas. For the most part it’s pretty easy but with some stairs and hills. Great trail for a nice morning walk.

The hike takes half a day to a full day. We weren’t able to do the full island loop in half a day, let alone two-three hours like some websites say. To our liking the trails were too close to the city and too noisy, especially by the bridge. The trees however provided shade, the paths were mostly flat (except by the trees where there are rocky slopes). Third beach was wonderful. Quite a relaxing spot.

hiking
8 months ago

Great, well kept trail. Less traffic than other trails at Pacific Spirit which makes a nice quiet walk minutes out of the city. One of my favourties and a great place to bring the dog.

This is a broad, easy, shaded trail along a sunny ravine. It becomes moderately difficult on the numerous steps between the East and West Canyon trails on the north end. Foot traffic is moderate by 4:00. Prepare to swallow many bugs in May if you go faster than a walking pace.

walking
11 months ago

April 27 Great easy trail. Stroller friendly. Lots of birds- geese, ducks, cranes. Walking in the forest was less breezy than the sea wall trails. Toilets available in a few areas. But the one by parking lot 2 is closed for maintenance.

Pretty simple hike around Beaver Lake before crossing over the highway and walking through a more forested area. Trail is mainly dirt but portions are paved. Went on a Saturday morning and only saw a few people. Nice way to get into nature without leaving an urban area. 4/6/19

Lots of trails in the park to choose from, I have to say that Beaver Lake is more like a marsh now and is much smaller then you think. Not as exciting as lost lagoon which is also attached to the park.

walking
Mon Jan 28 2019

Sword Fern Trail is simple and easy to walk. The trail is flat and well-kept with lots of dense greens. I started at W 16th ave. and made it three-quarters of the way thru (to SW Marine dr.) before turning left to the Imperial trail. It's a trail to meet many curious dogs and puppies. Pacific Spirit park in general is so huge and beautiful that it's always worth the trip.

Lots of options around these trails!

nice hike, the trails were reasonably easy and a great day hike..good for new hikers or people with children. liked it

Great walk in a great City! Love it!!!

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