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BC Skateparks Updated on Skateparktour.ca

Keeping the information on Skateparktour.ca up to date is a challenge, as parks change, are built, and occasionally demolished every year.  As well, the site has to keep up wth changing technology, such as the ending of support for the Quicktime VR virtual tours that Skateparktour.ca was originally created with.  Here are the results of a recent trip to BC which offered an opportunity to update some parks.  

Fleetwood Youthpark, Surrey 

Until this week the Fleetwood page still had a QuicktimeVR tour to showcase the skatepark, which no longer work on the web. A few photos later and we have a new tour page for Fleetwood so you can check it out online again!

Fleetwood Skatepark

 

 Guildford Youth Park, Surrey 

A few years ago the Guildford Recreation Centre expanded and the old Guildford Bowl has to be demolished as part of the expansion project.  The new Guildford Youth Park is a nice plaza suitable for a wider range of users than the old bowl was.

Guildford Skatepark

 

 

Metro / Bonsor Skatepark, Burnaby 

Bonsor also still had a QuicktimeVR tour too, so new photos were needed to show off this iconic BC skatepark!

Bonsor Skatepark

 

Vic West Skatepark, Victoria 

Vic West is the largest and most iconic skatepark in Victoria and south Vancouver Island, so not having recent photos and a fully functioning tour page was a problem.

Vic West

 

Ambleside Skatepark, West Vancouver 

The original Ambleside Skatepark was 20 years old and the once vibrant skate scene at the park died off as the park grew outdated. After an extensive community based advocacy and fundraising effort, this new Ambleside skatepark replaced the old one in 2015.

Ambleside Skatepark Project

 

 

Chilliwack Landing Skatepark, Chilliwack 

When updating the Chilliwack Landing photos it was interesting to be reminded that this skatepark also includes some permanent modular ramps along with the concrete obstacles in the Spectrum design.

Chilliwack Landing

 

 

Mouat Skatepark, Abbotsford 

The old Mouat bowl was demolished last year and replaced with a new one.  Here's the original:

 Here's the new Mouat Skatepark constructed closer to the rec centre:

New Mouat skatepark