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Shinrin-yoku: 森林浴
the practice of walking in forests for healing purposes.

Studies show that the visual, auditory, olfactory and tactile stimuli found in forests decrease blood pressure, slow activity in the prefontal cortex (where most of your planning and decision-making happens) and increase productivity and concentration^, but the benefits go much deeper than that.

Browse our hikes to find out more!

most recently:

Goldstream Provincial Park


Stoney Hill Regional Park

Juan de Fuca Provincial Park

or watch the first part of the video series:

Benson Creek Falls Regional Park

^Tsunetsugu, Yuko; Park, Bum-Jin; Miyazaki, Yoshifumi (2009). “Trends in research related to “Shinrin-yoku” (taking in the forest atmosphere or forest bathing) in Japan”. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine.