In 1975, BC Parks established 90 hectares as the UBC Endowment Lands Ecological Reserve. Those hectares are designated for forest research and are not open to the public.
The upland area of the park is typical of cone bearing trees such as Western Hemlock, Western Redcedar, Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce and other such varieties. Other trees found in Pacific Spirit Park that annually shed their leaves are Red Alder, Bitter Cherry and Black Cottonwood to name a few.
The park is also home to the Point Grey Cliffs and left over from WWII, the Point Grey Towers on the beach level. There is an ancient remnant from the Ice Age, Camosun Bog.
There are several natural fish bearing streams in the park and one restored, artificially stocked salmon bearing stream at Spanish Banks.
This land was logged in the 1890s, 1930s and 1951. Much of the land has been regenerated with a mixture of trees.
The Aboriginal settlement on Pacific Spirit Park was carbon-dated to 3,000 years ago and the land was part of the territory of the Musqueam Nation.
There is so much to see at this park that I didn't get to. I spent two and a half hours wandering around the coastal rain forest, mainly because I got turned around and couldn't find my way out, but there is so much more to see. Next time, I will be smarter and follow the map instead of just walking!
I want to thank the Park Profile website and Wikipedia for the information on the park. And I have a lot more photos so be prepared for a summer of green and trees.
I hope you find the beauty around you.