Once you've decided what to do and where to go, you need to find a way to get there. If you're keen to go green, then everything you need to know about planning your trip to and from your destination by public transportation can be found on translink.ca. If car-sharing is your preferred mode of travel, head to www.modo.coop to book your car and find the parking spots nearest to the best western peace arch hotel. And of course, the Front Desk are always happy to call a taxi or help you book a rental vehicle.
Another place to visit when you are in South Surrey, White Rock is The Peace Arch provincial park, dedicated in 1921, was the first such structure in the world. It was built on the International Boundary between Canada and the United States to commemorate the lasting peace between the two countries. The surrounding provincial park offers formal lawns and gardens, including a flower garden in the shape of the Canadian flag. Within the same vicinity and not far from Best Western Peace Arch Inn is Elgin Heritage Park, located in South Surrey,This land on the banks of the Nicomekl River was settled by John Stewart who built the fine Victorian farmhouse in 1894. The forested area between the two entrances to the park has many large trees often used by eagles and hawks to survey the surrounding area for prey. In addition to the historic Stewart Farm, the park features picnic facilities, trails and a nature conservation area.
Not far from the Best Western Peace Arch Motel is Blakie Spit Park, Located at Crescent Beach in White Rock, South Surrey, Blackie Spit is a nature area bordered by Thunder and Mud Bays. The sandy spit is an important stop for migrating birds and wintering waterfowl and as such is a prime bird watching area with almost 200 species of birds recorded in a calendar year. The sand bars are also a favourite resting place for Harbour Seals and their pups.
A 20 minute drive from Best Western Peace Arch Inn but worth the visit especially If you have any pets with you and want to take them to a park they will enjoy, then Tynehead park it is! Tynehead is comprised of 260 hectares of rolling meadow and forest on the banks of the Serpentine River headwaters in North Surrey. This park abounds with wildlife and is ideal habitat for owls, hawks and coyotes. The headwaters of the Serpentine River are among the best spawning and rearing habitats for trout and salmon. The park features picnic tables, the Tynehad Fish Hatchery and Butterfly Garden.