Boundary Bay Dyke Trail
While mountain biking is a top sport throughout BC, here in Delta, we're privy to vast trail systems that allow long trips on flat ground - an anomaly here in the Lower Mainland and a trait that allows for cyclists of all levels to enjoy a day riding in our beautiful surroundings.
Get pedaling on this itinerary, from Tsawwassen down the Boundary Bay Dyke Trail. How far you go, is up to you!
1. But first, Coffee
Tsawwassen has some amazing local coffee shops available for coffee and breakfast. There's Petra's by L'Aromas or the Wood'n'Frog but perhaps closest to the trailhead is The Beach Grove Cafe, a quaint coffee shop that also features home decor, jewelry, and more. It's a hot spot for cyclists who basque in the sunshine pre and post-ride.
From here, head north down Beach Grove Road until it meets 17th (ends here), and turn right down the path to enter the Boundary Bay Dyke trail system.
2. Boundary Bay Dyke Trail
You've now popped in at the east entrance, and are in for a bike adventure as long as you wish to make it. This trail system can take you from Tsawwassen to Mud Bay if you've got it in you, or you can turn around at any point, taking advantage of benches along the way for rests and birdwatching opportunities. You'll notice the trail is gravel, wide and seaside - a perfect ride and pitch for cyclists of all levels, including kids, and parents towing kids!
Keep your eyes open as this stretch of trail is part of the Pacific Flyway for migrating birds, eagles, hawks, snowy owls, and herons, not to mention expansive views of snow-capped Mt. Baker.
For the City of Delta's full bike map click here.
Over 15 KM to enjoy, on average it takes 50 min to complete.
Seaside, bird watching opportunities galore.
Mild to zero elevation on wide, gravel base trail.
Perfect for families, beginners & beyond.
3. Apres at Alpha
Alpha is a family-friendly, casual restaurant with a large sunny patio out front, offering all the Greek cuisine favorites, from souvlaki platters to one amazing tzatziki and calamari combo. It's a great apres bike spot to laugh among friends, and recount your day on the trails. OPA!
Photo Credit @AlfaGrecoRomanCuisine.