4 Places to Experience Nature on Route 7

Published On: July 30, 2018Categories: Attractions

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These places to experience nature on Scenic7BC are the perfect visitor destinations for family members of all ages. At Scenic 7 BC, we want to help you explore the beauty nestled along the Scenic 7 Highway. That is why we have put together a list of some of our favourite places to stop in the summertime.

Stave Dam Forest Interpretation Trail

The Stave Dam Forest Interpretation Trail, located in the Mission Municipal Forest, is a self-guided trail with 10 numbered stops along the way. Take in the lush forest scenery and views as this hike shows you some of the different forest management activities along the way. Visitors can also print out the hike’s pamphlet before beginning the hike to learn more about each of the designated stopping areas along the trail.

Hope Lookout Trail

The Hope Lookout Trail features stunning views of the Fraser River and the surrounding area, including the town of Hope. While this lookout point is proceeded by a steep hiking route that ventures through the forest and climbs rocky areas, the breathtaking view is the perfect backdrop for Instagram enthusiasts and photographers alike and well worth the climb.

Kanaka Creek

Kanaka Creek in Maple Ridge is the perfect place for families to spend the day during the summertime, as it features easy hiking trails, a picnic area close to the waterfalls, and the Bell-Irving Salmon Hatchery. Whether you are looking to enjoy a relaxing picnic beside the creek or are interested in learning about the preservation of the salmon population, this family destination has something for every family member.

Colony Farm Regional Park

Colony Farm Regional Park in Coquitlam is the perfect location for visitors who are interested in hiking and BC wildlife. With multiple easy hiking trails and over 200 species of birds within the park, visitors are sure to spend the whole day exploring without getting bored. Enjoy a quiet picnic with the family while taking in the views of rivers, fields, gardens, and mountains.

If you would like to learn more about these 4 must-see road trip stops along the Scenic 7 Highway, or if you are interested in learning about other communities and attractions, please contact Scenic 7 BC by filling out a contact form on our website.