Hey it’s Scott Alan,
Summer is near and if you’re looking to lose a few, the general consensus is to get moving! Fitbits are all the rage these days. Here are my Top 5 Places To Get Your 10,000 Steps in the Tri Cities:
ROCKY POINT PARK
Rocky Point Park – Port Moody. Located on the eastern arm Burrard Inlet, Rocky Point has several kilometres of trails along with a pool and a skateboard park. Once you burn off those calories, you can go have some more at Pajo’s Fish & Chips or the Boathouse Restaurant. The park also hosts Golden Spike Days every July to commemorate the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885.
Coquitlam Crunch – Sometimes described as a less intense Grouse Grind, The Crunch is a sometimes steep trail that runs up the south slope of Westwood Plateau. It begins between Guildford Way and Lansdowne Drive. The trail heads straight up the fairly steep hill, underneath power lines. Clean, well maintained and with stairs on parts of the trail, this is a solid cardio workout.
Gates Park – Port Coquitlam – Located a couple of blocks west of Shaughnessy Street at Reeve Street and Wilson Avenue. The park boasts numerous sports fields with natural and artificial surfaces as well as tennis courts and workout equipment. The Coquitlam River runs along the north and west sides of the park. The Traboulay PoCo Trail that runs around the perimeter then continues northeast along the edge of the river. There is a Pajo’s Fish & Chips there as well.
David Avenue – Port Moody & Coquitlam – A hilly and winding route that runs through the northern parts of Port Moody and Coquitlam. It begins at the top of Heritage Mountain Boulevard and runs east through lower Westwood Plateau, past Percy Perry Stadium and the Town Centre fields, then further east to Burke Mountain, just north of Port Coquitlam. Roughly 7km long, David Avenue has enough hills and is long enough to provide a great workout.
Mundy Park – Coquitlam – A 178 hectare park in central Coquitlam, it has several entrance points but the main one is on the west side off of Hillcrest Street. There are two lakes – Mundy Lake and Lost Lake as well as Spani outdoor pool, sports fields, ball diamonds, a lacrosse box, playground, a sheltered picnic area, and nine-hole disc golf course.