Parks & Nature in Vancouver

Where local Airbnb hosts go be one with nature. Join them in their favourite parks, beaches, and trails.

Locals’ favourite places

1. Stanley Park
791local recommendations
Oleg says “Designated a national historic site of Canada, Stanley Park is a magnificent green oasis in the mi...” ·
2. Kitsilano Beach
258local recommendations
Steve says “The most popular beach in the city, it is great for everyone. Swimming, beach food, nearby cafes/re...” ·
3. Grouse Mountain
6400 Nancy Greene Way
229local recommendations
Steve says “One of three local ski mountains overlooking the city of Vancouver, Grouse is the closest to downtow...” ·
4. Queen Elizabeth Park
4600 Cambie St
207local recommendations
Karen says “Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver’s horticultural jewel, is a major draw for floral display enthusiast...” ·
5. English Bay Beach
Beach Ave
165local recommendations
Steve says “The closest of Vancouver's downtown beaches, with amazing sunshine facing straight south and close i...” ·
6. Grouse Grind Trail
6400 Nancy Greene Way
98local recommendations
Merilee says “This is the ultimate climb for tourists and locals alike. If you are fit as a fiddle and have an ho...” ·
7. Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
3663 Park Rd
135local recommendations
Doris says “There’s nothing like a stroll through Lynn Canyon Park and being surrounded by the peace and quiet o...” ·
8. Pacific Spirit Hostel
1935 Lower Mall
132local recommendations
Steve says “Famous for being among the most beautiful beaches in the world and Vancouver's only official "clothi...” ·
9. Jericho Beach
103local recommendations
Paula says “One of my fav beach. Vancouver Folk Festival here every year. Take a coffee and a long stroll. Chec...” ·
10. Pacific Spirit Regional Park
5495 Chancellor Blvd
94local recommendations
Lori says “Beautiful Pacific forests grow in this west side park. If you crave the peace and sweet smelling ai...” ·
11. Sunset Beach Park
1204 Beach Ave
97local recommendations
Steve says “This is a great spot to catch a sunset. Grab an ice cream from the Marble Slab, or a nice dinner at ...” ·
12. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall St
98local recommendations
Penman Properties
Penman Properties says “The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first Chinese or "scholars" garden built outside...” ·
13. Mount Seymour
47local recommendations
Doris says “Mount Seymour is a ski area located in a Provincial Park, a 10 minute drive from Deep Cove. It is a...” ·
14. Third Beach
87local recommendations
Brennan says “Here's one of my favourite beach spots in the city to hang out in the summer, attracting a younger c...” ·
15. VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak St
74local recommendations
Penman Properties
Penman Properties says “VanDusen Botanical Garden is situated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Named for local lumber...” ·
16. Lighthouse Park | West Vancouver
4902 Beacon Ln
66local recommendations
Karen says “This 75 hectare (185 acre) lush virgin rainforest is located on the coastline of the Burrard Inlet i...” ·
17. Spanish Banks Beach
59local recommendations
Steve says “The western-most beach in the city and immediately joining Locarno Beach. See comments under Locarn...” ·
18. Mount Seymour Provincial Park
Mt Seymour Rd
16local recommendations
Doris says “Mount Seymour Provincial Park is a 10 minute drive from Deep Cove. It is a part of the North Shore ...” ·
19. CRAB Park at Portside
101 E Waterfront Rd
48local recommendations
Kamila says “Downtime Digs– Portside Park aka Crab Park- It’s hard to believe there could still be a 3.3-hectare ...” ·
20. False Creek
30local recommendations
Judy says “Will be located in False Creek for early June. Fantastic. Granville Island is my favorite place to...” ·
21. David Lam Park
1300 Pacific Blvd
42local recommendations
Shawn says “Here you'll find the David Lam Park. In the summer there's free outdoor movie screenings and large o...” ·
22. Kitsilano Beach Park
1499 Arbutus St
51local recommendations
Danielle & Josh
Danielle & Josh says “Scenic beach to catch some rays, play volleyball, tennis, swim, run or bike. Also contains basketbal...” ·
23. Ambleside Park | West Vancouver
1150 Marine Dr
35local recommendations
Claudine & Kika
Claudine & Kika says “I couldn't find a category for this. It is a park, a beach. A sightseeing spot, because you can see ...” ·
24. Central Park
43local recommendations
Brock says “Great west coast oasis just steps away. Featuring great running/walking trails, pitch and putt golf,...” ·
25. Second Beach
28local recommendations
Alice says “This is my go-to beach & less than a 10 minute walk away - it is less crowded than English Bay and t...” ·
26. Crescent Beach
29local recommendations
Hanne says “Quieter than White Rock Beach with grassy areas and hard pack trails lining the beach. 110 Flavours ...” ·
27. Deer Lake
31local recommendations
Laura says “Features peaceful natural leisurely walking trails with scenic views of the lake, the Burnaby Art Ga...” ·
28. Jericho Beach Park
3941 Point Grey Rd
30local recommendations
Kate says “A 10 minute walk from the house, Jericho Beach is a swimming beach, hosts a marsh full of songbirds ...” ·
29. Buntzen Lake
17local recommendations
Sarah says “A great lake for the family and dogs. There is a separate dog beach fully fenced in so the pooch can...” ·
30. Spanish Banks Beach Park
4801 NW Marine Dr
23local recommendations
Kate says “Great shallow water that goes out a long way for kids. Take No 7 bus and walk from 4th Ave.” ·