If you’re looking for a great spot for a scenic walk once spring rolls around, there are plenty of boardwalks to check out in BC that fit the bill. Whether you want to head to the beach, a waterfront, or a forested path, here are some of the best boardwalks to check out in the province this spring.

Roberts Creek Pier 

This waterfront park has views of the Georgia Strait. Natural wooden benches line the pier and during low tide you can take a walk along the sandbar to the beach. Roberts Creek Pier is the popular location of the annual community painting of the mandala (Sanskrit word for circle).

Where: Roberts Creek

Crofton Seawalk 

This stunning ‘seawalk’ is located in the small town of Crofton, situated on Osborne Bay. The waterfront boardwalk is a popular place to enjoy access to the beaches, which includes a public boat launch close to the ferry dock.

Where: Crofton

Steveston’s Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf in Richmond’s historic fishing town is a picturesque marina where local fishermen dock their boats and sell their catch directly to the public. In addition to purchasing fresh seafood directly from the source, it offers visitors the chance to take a scenic, waterfront stroll adjacent to the string of wharf restaurants.

Where: Richmond

Westsong Way 

Situated in Songhees Point Park near Victoria, this 4.8 km-out-and-back trail is a popular choice for those who enjoy birding, running, and walking – including with dogs, which must be leashed.

Where: Songhees Point Park

David Foster Harbour Pathway 

Offering unparalleled views of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, David Foster Harbour Pathway is a waterfront route connecting visitors to key destinations in the city, from top restaurants to tourism activities. And once additions are complete, the walkway will extend over five km from Rock Bay to Ogden Point, according to the City of Victoria.

Where: James Bay, Victoria

Sidney Pier

Looking for a quintessential sunset spot in Victoria? You can’t do much better than the iconic Sidney Pier, which stretches into the Saanich Peninsula and offers visitors close access to the Gulf Island National Park Reserve, Butchart Gardens, Victoria Distillers and Saanich Peninsula farms and wineries.

Where: Victoria

Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Park

Tree and forest lovers have plenty of options when it comes to exploring old-growth forests in BC – but the province’s newest park might be home to some of the oldest trees around, and you can take it all in on the park’s 450-metre-long universally accessible boardwalk.

Plus, another 2.3 km of boardwalk provides access to the magnificent “Big” Tree, Tree Beard, Radies Tree, and a beautiful cascading waterfall.

Where: Prince George

Salmon Arm Wharf 

Situated in the scenic Marine Peace Park in the city of Salmon Arm, this wharf is the ideal spot for a nature stroll after a picnic. Visitors can also do some prime birdwatching and even rent a couple of boats for the day.

Where: Salmon Arm

Westminster Pier Park

This pier was nominated as the number one boardwalk around Vancouver back in 2015, and for good reason. The innovative Westminster Pier Park was built on equal parts land and water, with the pier supported by 3,600 pilings. Visitors can enjoy views of the Fraser River from the 2.5 km Waterfront Esplanade Boardwalk from elevated viewpoints, as well as make use of the area’s picnic tables, gardens, public art displays, and festival lawn.

Where: New Westminster

And that’s a wrap on some stunning boardwalks