Eco-system - 230 species of birds (including Eagle and Great Blue Heron)
Sea Life - Sealions and whale watching
Golf Courses – 6 offering varying degrees of difficulty
Ocean Front Parks
The First Nations archaeological evidence indicates that around the area of Alex Fraser Bridge (today) there was season activity and temporary sites for tribe members who would frequent the area during the summer for preparation of winter food collections. These small clues indicate that these first residents existed here over 8,000 years ago following the great Ice Age. Some other evidence leads archaeologists to believe that another group may have made use along certain areas of the shores of the Strait of Georgia up to 4,000 years ago, which would not be surprising considering that for transportation many would arrive from other areas or islands by hand-hewn cedar canoe.
Not until 1791, when the Spanish Explorer Lieutenant Fransisco Elizsa arrived had any other voyagers set sight on this new land. Mistaking the area for another island the Lieutenant first named the area Isla Capeda.
Summer average 18 degrees Celsius
Winter average 3+ degrees Celsius