This past spring, inspired by Amy Logan’s hard stare blog, I walked the full 11 km of the Arbutus Corridor with Kevin and our friend Matt. Now that the leaves in Vancouver are turning beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow, I find myself thinking about the Arbutus Corridor and wondering how it looks at this time of year.
We spent four hours on our walk, which began at West 1st Avenue and Fir Street and ended at the Marine Drive Canada Line Station. Our travel time included a lengthy stop for lunch in Kerrisdale, which was the perfect place to take a break.
What we enjoyed most about this walk, aside from the act of travelling along rail tracks, were the many gardens that lined the route:
Walking the Arbutus Corridor is a great way to feel like you’ve escaped the city even though the gentle hum of vehicles is never far away.
There are also surprises to be found on the tracks if you look carefully: