Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Biking Around Barnston Island {Surrey, B.C.}

Are you looking for a safe and easy place to bike with your kids?  Or maybe you would like a quick one hour bike riding date? Barnston Island is a short five minute free ferry ride across the Fraser River and is located on 104th right by the new Surrey Bend Regional Park.  Just park your vehicle and walk your bike across or take your car if you wish but there isn't really a place to park on the other side (be prepared to back up off the ferry too!)  The paved loop is 9.8 km long and takes you around the perimeter of the island passing farm after farm.   We stopped at Robert Point Rest Area for a snack and bathroom break which is just 1.8 km from the ferry terminal.

Here are some photos from our time...

{Hey Kai, can you take a nice photo of dad and I?}

Our kids aren't very skilled in biking so this is a great place to practice safely–we had just four cars pass us the entire time.  If you are looking for a new place to check out in Surrey, the ferry ride is kind of fun.  

Have you been to Barnston Island? Do you bike as a family?  I'd love some other local ideas for biking!


1 comment:

  1. I will add this to my list of places to check out! I have enjoyed biking the Mud Bay trail with the boys...although we've never made it as far as I would like. It isn't very busy so makes it easy to ride.