The Boundary Bay Regional Park is a protected eco system consisting of a diverse mixture of sandy beaches, rocky shoreline, intertidal marshes, tidal pools, mud flats, estuaries, grasslands and sand dunes.
During the summer months the park and trails are popular for sunbathing, beachcombing, swimming, hiking, birdwatching, biking, picnicking and horseback riding. Dogs are permitted but they must be on-leash when in the park.
The main features of the Boundary Bay Regional Park include Centennial Beach and the 12th Avenue Dyke Trail.
Centennial Beach is the main day use area in the park. There is a sandy beach with shallow, warm water. At low tide the large sandy beach and tidal pools are exposed for beachcombing, sunbathing and building sand castles.
Some of the services and amenities located at Centennial Beach include a picnic day use area (wheelchair friendly), duck pond, washrooms, food and drink vendor, playground, ball field, tennis courts, parking area and the Cammidge House Historical Site.
Cammidge House is a heritage site in the park used for meetings, corporate training seminars, dinners and receptions.
The 12th Avenue Dyke Trail, Dune Trail and Savannah Trail are all accessed from Centennial Beach. The trails are gravel, sand and boardwalk with viewing platforms, wooden bridges, sightseeing benches. Some trails are wheelchair and baby stroller friendly. Most are well signed, level and easy going suitable for all levels of fitness.
The 12th Avenue Dyke Trail is a 2 kilometre route leading to a wooden viewing tower. The Dune Trail is a small loop trail which is located off of the 12th Avenue Dyke Trail which leads to beach views.
The Savannah Trail merges into the Raptor Trail. The Provincial Wildlife Management Area (a protected and restricted area) is explored via the Raptor Trail and 12th Avenue Dyke Trail. Must stay on trail at all times.
At the north end of the 12th Avenue Dyke Trail is Beach Grove Road. Continue along the road and you will connect with the 16.4 kilometre Dyke Trail located at the foot of 17th Avenue.
The Dyke Trail follows a gravel path along the coastline of Boundary Bay for over 16 kilometres. the trail provides great views and connects with Mud Bay Park, the Delta Heritage Air Park and Beach Grove Lagoon.
Located along the pathway are sightseeing benches, beach access points and information signs. The trail is a shared trail with hikers, dog walkers, joggers, bikers, horseback riders and birdwatchers.