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Top park recommendations from locals

Park
“A wonderful urban park to stroll, bike, swim, see the Natve totem poles or visit the renowned Vancouver Aquarium. ”
  • 1092 locals recommend
Park
“The center of Queen Elizabeth Park, Little Mountain, marks the highest point in Vancouver and its elevated position affords excellent views of the city center and the mountains to the north. Park recreational offerings include pitch-and-putt golf, tennis, disc golf, dining (at Seasons in the Park Restaurant), an extensive outdoor arboretum, and the lovely enclosed tropical environment of Bloedel Conservatory. The sunken Quarry Garden makes a lovely spot to stroll on a warm summer day.”
  • 316 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful stroll through some flowers. The hedge maze is of only 6 in North America. ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Beach
“A great spot for sunset at any time of year. Public art sculptures, a bike path, and lots of city action all around. This is a classic Vancouver scene. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Park
“Offering a recreational space like no other, the Pacific Spirit Regional Park consist of 73 kilometers of walking trails, more than 50 kilometers of cycling ways, gorgeous beaches that offer a view of the inlet and lush greenery that is perfect for some nature therapy! Explore wooded pathways that twirl around waterfalls, trees that add magic to the trails and lookout points that will take your breath away. The park is also dog friendly and often you will find owners taking their dogs along for the hike.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Garden
“Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first classical Chinese Garden in all of Canada! It is the perfect place to visit year-round, with covered walkways and beautiful pavilions protecting you from Vancouver’s famous rainforest conditions.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Park
“Relax park with sport courts, playgrounds and a spacious grassy area, plus skyline & water views.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely waterfront park a short stroll away. Walk down Main Street towards the mountains and you can't miss it.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Beach
“It is a beach with a big and lovely park. There is a swimming pool and cafes and restaurants.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Park
“A stunning area to walk. Close to both Stanley Park and Gastown. Highly recommend going to the convention center area. This is also where the Olympic Cauldron and iconic “Digital Orca” is located. HINT: In this area don’t leave until you climb the stairs to the top of the Cactus Club Café (free entry) and take in the view! [12 min walk]”
  • 28 locals recommend
Garden
“Botanical garden at the top of Queen Elizabeth park which also happens to be the highest point in Vancouver.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Beach
“With the view of the English Bay to its credit, the English Bay Beach is loved for the perfect sand and sun experience. Get a tan as you relax on the beach, swim in the water or simply see the gorgeous sunsets here that warm up the blue water. The beach is located in the downtown area, close to a number of eateries and is perfect for a casual stroll any time of the day.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“Simply beautiful at any time of year with great walking paths stunning views and lovely park with duck pond lots of birds trees as well as a lovely beach for swimming in the summer and tourists don't go Here! Easy to get to by bike. Us or car with lots of parking. Our favourite spot!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Playground
“Popular, small park near Main st, bring a growler to fill at a close by brewery.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Taking in a baseball game, drinking a beer and eating hot dogs in the sun with your friends and family. Does it get much better?”
  • 33 locals recommend
Beach
“Soak in the sun, or take a long walk along the beach and enjoy the views of Burrard Inlet and North Vancouver. ”
  • 29 locals recommend