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Parks and nature in Vancouver

Top nature recommendations from locals

Park
“Voted one of the Best City Parks in the World - home to gardens, beaches, historic monuments and the famous Seawall that circles the park and offers gorgeous views of English Bay and Coal Harbour.”
  • 1076 locals recommend
Park
“Queen Elizabeth Park, with its quarry gardens and beautiful city views. Situated on Little Mountain - the highest point in Vancouver proper - this former rock quarry has been converted into a beautiful city park with flower gardens, public art, grassy knolls, and panoramic views over the city”
  • 306 locals recommend
Beach
“Local beach, great for people watching and easiest to get to as it is not downtown. Great views and close to lots of food and drink. There is an olympic sized salt water pool right beside the beach if you prefer that too. ”
  • 307 locals recommend
Beach
“For views of the water from downtown Vancouver check out English Bay. The sunsets are beautiful even on a cold day. There are a number of restaurants on English Bay to catch the sunset. Directly on the beach is Cactus Club. ”
  • 174 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful botanical gardens. It's $11 for entrance and a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Lots of places to rest along the way and enjoy a packed picnic. Their gift shop is also beautifully curated!”
  • 98 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. ”
  • 88 locals recommend
Beach
“Gorgeous Beach! So near. Must go! Fresh air, miles of beach. Quiet. You can eat there too. ”
  • 124 locals recommend
Garden
“A neat spot to check out There are 2 parks here, one free and one that is paid admission, all rocks and vegetation imported from China. A cool spot that is close by and a quick 15 min visit will usually do.”
  • 118 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
Lake
“Large park for all ages-- beautiful and diverse playground structure with a big sand pit and lots of play equipment. Attached to a community center”
  • 99 locals recommend
Pool
“Kitsilano Swimming Pool, absolutely amazing!! its so large! Just a 10 min walk, with views of downtown & mountains ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Beach
“This is the best beach in town. Lesser known, private with best view of sunset.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Park
“Have a picnic while looking at the water. Peaceful and beautify. 🎾 tennis courts 🏀basketball courts And a play area”
  • 47 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
“Just east of Stanley Park. Lots of great walkways and breathtaking views of the mountains and quay. If you are into oogling yachts here is where to do it. ”
  • 26 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.”
  • 23 locals recommend