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Iona Beach Regional Park

5980 Ferguson Rd, Richmond, British Columbia V7B 0A8, Canada
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Bye, Bye Wreck. Iona won me over.

First long summer like weekend and couldn't find any parking near Wreck Beach, so took a friend's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Canada
Good for walks with views of distant aircraft

Iona Beach has long been popular with Vancouverites. Despite being right by the airport it has a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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5980 Ferguson Rd, Richmond, British Columbia V7B 0A8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First long summer like weekend and couldn't find any parking near Wreck Beach, so took a friend's advice and checked out Iona Beach, near the airport in Richmond, BC. The road there is long and you get to see some horses on one side and...More

Thank OMflygerguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iona Beach has long been popular with Vancouverites. Despite being right by the airport it has a wild feel to it. The wind can whip in off the water, but on a calm sunny day out of season it is a quiet place and a...More

Thank deedub47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're keen birders and love a nice walk. Iona beach is great for both. There's also a large pond with lots of ducks and a nice trail all around. We were here on a windy day and it was stunning.

Thank bruiseytraveller
Reviewed 20 April 2017

this is located in the extreme north west corner of richmond you can launch boats and go up and down the north arm of the fraser river or you can walk for a couple of miles along the public trails you can carefully bike also...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is indeed a nice little retreat within Richmond a little away from the hustle and bustle of Richmond city life. Pretty easy to find as it is a straight road from the Glen MacAurther mall. Pass the sewage recycle plant and refineries and where...More

Thank Jpart
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Nice plase to go for a walk wth a good sinary and live enimals on the water. 4,5 km walk, surrounding by the water both ways.

Thank borismargulis
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The park has sewage lagoons which may make the air a little ripe although not always. Has some interesting walks along the beach or near the river. Lot's of birds. With a lake, river and ocean all within a easy stroll. You can also watch...More

Thank O5432QCanthonyb
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This is a gorgeous place to visit if you are looking to find a peaceful spot. Not very well known and a little hard to find. But well worth the effort. Love the water, the breeze and the quiet.

Thank Bev C
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This is a peaceful place for walks near the beach at low tide or on the water treatment pipe road. It is also a great place for bird watching as many colorful species inhabit the area. Parking is good, but bring your own food and...More

Thank Val C
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This beach is near the airport so excellent for plane watching. I'd suggest going to the right along the beach and not along the causeway directly out into the ocean. You can walk along the beach for quite aways (maybe 3 km) before you have...More

Thank PolepoleGirl
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Jeffrey B
Is this something that's easy to get to if I have a long layover (3-4 hours) at the airport?
30 November 2016|
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Response from mexbound51 | Reviewed this property |
Catch the shuttle to the South Terminal and walk along the river there and stop at the Flying Beaver Pub for some good food and then take the shuttle back
I have walked Iona beach for the last 20yrs or so. The high water marks have not changed over this time.The tide flow presents no danger. Most people seem to walk the 4KM "pipeline" but following the beach westwards is a more natural hike. On a clear winter night it provides a glorious sight across the Georgia Straights to Vancouver Island and the lights along the north shore mountains.
22 July 2015|
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I would like to know how the MVPB, and Richmond Mayor Brodie can seriously justify the SR/SS hours of operation applicable to this scenic gem of nature.So far I have been emailed by the Park Staff and listened to Mayor Brodie giving the following reasons. " there are no street lamps" "vandalism" "dumping" "prevent camping" ..all in the interest of public safety. These reasons are simply an outrageous expression of paternalistic authority and give cause to evoke strong public reaction to this denial of basic freedom to roam along an open expanse of shoreline.
9 July 2015|
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Response from drysdale1941 | Reviewed this property |
Potentially you could fall and injure yourself greatly at anytime.anyplace anywhere in this world. It is known as freedom to choose your own destiny. ...try it sometime and join the real human race..