Best Parks in Vancouver
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Nature's beauty to the extreme. Vancouver's first, largest, and most beloved urban park! Designated a national historic site of Canada, Stanley Park is a magnificent green oasis in the midst of t... read more
Designated a national historic site of Canada, Stanley Park is a magnificent green oasis in the midst of the heavily built urban landscape of Vancouver. Explore the 400-hectare natural West Coas... read more
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Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver’s horticultural jewel, is a major draw for floral display enthusiasts and view-seekers, and as a popular backdrop for wedding photos. At 152 metres above sea level, ... read more
Queen Elizabeth Park is a 130-acre municipal park on Little Mountain (500' above sea level). Its surface was scarred at the turn of the twentieth century when it was quarried for its rock, which ... read more
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There’s nothing like a stroll through Lynn Canyon Park and being surrounded by the peace and quiet of nature—the rain forest and its big trees. Lynn Valley Park offers 250 hectares with scenic cany... read more
Lynn Canyon features hiking trails and a suspension bridge. This hike can be started from the end of our street and is approximately a two hour round trip experience. There is plenty of parking at... read more
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Beautiful Pacific forests grow in this west side park. If you crave the peace and sweet smelling air of the woods head to Pac Spirit. It is great for easy through to intermediate hikes and bike r... read more
Mile upon mile of walking or biking through old growth forest. Simply amazing. You can enter the park trails from any side, there are many trail heads and there are maps throughout the trail syst... read more
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The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first Chinese or "scholars" garden built outside of China, and is located in Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
This garden is the first of its kind to be created outside of China. It is a stunning representation of the Ming Dynasty-era tradition classical Chinese garden. It has been named the No. 1 City Gar... read more
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VanDusen Botanical Garden is situated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Named for local lumberman and philanthropist Whitford Julian VanDusen, it has been a public garden since its opening on... read more
Be inspired by VanDusen Botanical Garden's 22 hectares of elegant landscapes with plant species representing ecosystems ranging from the Himalayas to the Mediterranean, from Louisiana swamps to the... read more
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This 75 hectare (185 acre) lush virgin rainforest is located on the coastline of the Burrard Inlet in West Vancouver, BC Canada. It marks the point where the Burrard Inlet meets Howe Sound. Lightho... read more
One of Vancouver's most iconic spots, Lighthouse Park is beautifully situated at the south-west point of the coast, providing views over to downtown Vancouver, UBC, Vancouver Island, and the snow-c... read more
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Downtime Digs– Portside Park aka Crab Park- It’s hard to believe there could still be a 3.3-hectare hidden gem right smack in downtown Vancouver. But Portside Park might just fit the bill. It’s wat... read more
Welcome to the Riviera of the downtown east side! Mean Streets meets moms out with tots in a living diorama of the gentrification of Gas Town and its neighboring hoods. While extremely close to Has... read more
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Here you'll find the David Lam Park. In the summer there's free outdoor movie screenings and large outdoor festivals. The seawall is a continuous walk/run/bike route extending throughout Downtown.
Child friendly park, large field that hosts the Vancouver Jazz Festival in July, tennis/basketball courts, seawall
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I couldn't find a category for this. It is a park, a beach. A sightseeing spot, because you can see Stanley Park and Lions Gate bridge. You can walk on the sea wall and get your work out. It is stu... read more
In West Vancouver, about a 15 minute drive away. Start of the seawall walk (head west from the park for a walk along the West Van waterfront). Lots of coffee shop options in the area for after yo... read more
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Great west coast oasis just steps away. Featuring great running/walking trails, pitch and putt golf, tennis courts, outdoor exercise equipment, and lovely ponds filled with ducks.
A beautiful 86.4-hectare forest park. Park features an 18-hole Pitch & Putt Golf, Playground, Tennis Courts, Ball Diamond, 6 Horseshoe Pitches, Outdoor Fitness Circuit/Fitness Stations, Picnic Sites
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Features peaceful natural leisurely walking trails with scenic views of the lake, the Burnaby Art Gallery, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Village Museum and Hart House Restaurant
Best park for a calm, soothing walk. There is a walkway built around the lake, so it never leaves your sight. There is the Burnaby Village Museum right on the park. Gate admission is free, but the... read more
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A 10 minute walk from the house, Jericho Beach is a swimming beach, hosts a marsh full of songbirds and one of the most spectacular views in the city.
Jericho Beach is a beautiful beach only minutes away overlooking English Bay along with unobstructed views of North/West Vancouver, Stanley Park, and Downtown Vancouver.
Another beautiful beach (quite and less busy compared to kits beach on summer weekends). Good place to grab a blanket and read a book.
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Beautiful outdoor swimming pool. 25 metre lanes for laps and also great for splashing with the kids. In pretty park for picnics.
Outdoor swimming pool and spacious waterfront park. Hidden behind the train tracks North of the Hastings Horse race track.
So very closed from home with outdoor swimming pool and incredible ocean view... big parc for kids to play and pique-nique areas
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World famous 'Dude Chilling Park', as seen on Jimmy Kimmel. Get your photo taken by the sign on the Southwest corner!
A great place to chill.. and take in the Mount Pleasant vibe. Features a community garden, tennis court, playground, and almost always a free yoga class. And dudes, chilling. On Sunday's in the sum... read more
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Cates Park (ancestral territory of Tsleil-Waututh Nation) offers 6 km of waterfront trails along sandy beaches and through forest. The Park also features a display of First Nations totems and canoe... read more
This a great place for families and picnics. There's a nice beach, greenspace, and playground. There's a concession and washroom block. The views of Indian Arm and Burnaby are nice too.
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Whytecliff park is a 35 minute drive or just over an hour on transit. Taking the bus is like getting a free sightseeing tour through Horseshoe Bay and the winding roads overlooking the ocean. A gre... read more
Whytecliff park opened in 1909 and is located near West Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay Neighbourhood. Home to more than 200 marine animal species, Whytecliff Park is one of the first Marine Protected Ar... read more
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Awesome playground for kids or space for adults to relax.
Great playground, bike polo and people watching.
Waterpark for kids, people-watching for everyone else.
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Biggest park in New West, includes a petting zoo, Bernie Legget Theatre, tennis courts, hockey rink & lacrosse field & a large baseball stadium.
Beautiful park in the centre of New Westminster. You might even be able to catch a lacrosse game at Queens Park Arena.
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Kids paradise (splash pad, climbing "tree" fort, little slide, swings) big green space, picnic area, beachfront and direct access to the waterfront beach trail between Ambleside and Dundarave.
This is one of our family's favorite parks! This is a scenic park situated on the beach with stunning views of English Bay, the Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park and Vancouver. There are trails alo... read more
Children's playground, water park, picnic area with covered picnic benches, large grass area, trees for shade, beach, pier, ocean, sea walk, bathroom facilities, shops and restaurants nearby.
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There is lots of wildlife in our park, and you can hang out with most of it around the lagoon.
Vancouver is beautiful, especially when you see it from this perspective! Save time to walk or bike the seawall and the Lost Lagoon. You might even see racoons, swans, and loons!
Relaxing and quiet - some beautiful creatures live there as well!
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"This park is a good spot for picture taking opportunities as it has great views of Coal Harbour and Vancouver's North Shore. It also is just a few blocks east of Stanley Park so it would be easy t... read more
“"This park is a good spot for picture taking opportunities as it has great views of Coal Harbour and Vancouver's North Shore. It also is just a few blocks east of Stanley Park so it would be easy ... read more
Great place for chilling , and looks out over coal harbour, with a view of the North Shore mountains and Stanley Park.
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Lynn Headwaters Regional Park is a popular gateway to the North Shore wilderness. Lynn Headwaters is the largest of Vancouver’s regional parks, and there are many hiking trails to explore for all ... read more
This is a lovely park not far from central North Vancouver. It is a lovely picnic spot but it also offers both short and long hikes. Please prepare appropriately before heading into the woods. C... read more
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Year 1920s-Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops.
This park is stunning, gives a magnificent, (almost 360 degree) view of Lower Mainland BC. Good trails (lot of options) and hidden trails.
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The ultimate dog park with water, city and mountain views, a dog beach and waterfall and a great playground and field for kids. Access to the seawall.
The best access to the Seawall is through Charleson Park which you can walk to in 10 minutes via an overpass at 7th & Laurel. From here you can walk along the water for quite literally as long as y... read more
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This beautiful park on the south side of downtown is a local spot where people lie in the sun, have picnics, walk their dogs, or connect with neighbours. It also has a great view of the water.
Great park with shady areas. Great for BBQ, walking the dog, meeting friends. Access to seawall
This beautiful 2.5 hectare waterfront park boasts formal and informal spaces, expansive lawns, a dramatic water feature and spectacular views of False Creek and the city.
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Lovely to walk along the seaside route with stunning views of downtown. Also contains some sights - Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver Maritime Museum and HR MacMillan Space Centre.
Vancouver Music Academy, Bard on the Beach, Lovely Parks, Beaches, Ponds
Really nice views of downtown. Much quieter and family-friendly. It's also along the seawall bike trail!
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Huge park - running trails, fitness circuit, community centre, baseball, cricket, ultimate
Great park with fields for picnics, playgrounds and a bark mulch running track around its perimeter.
Walking or running track, playground, fitness centre, and a wading pool in the summer
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Barnet Marine Park Located alongside the Barnet Highway, this large park has Burnaby's only salt-water beach and is a popular and interesting place to explore throughout the year. There's a networ... read more
A 20 mins drive to Barnet Marine Park. Features: Swimming Beach, Fishing, Formal Picnic Sites, Dog Off-Leash Area, Drummond's Walk