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15 Best Parks in Vancouver to Visit

Vancouver is full of variety when it comes to outdoor places to enjoy and things to do and see. As far as parks and gardens you will find that Vancouver is flush with options. Here are some of the best parks to discover in the city.

15. Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park is easily one of the most beautiful parks in the city. Here you might see many graduates coming to take photos, or brides with their wedding parties. The park here makes a fantastic backdrop to beautiful photos, and there is a lot of space to walk around and enjoy. This is easily one of the top parks in the city and will give a great view of the mountains and Vancouver landscape.

14. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

The classical Chinese garden in Chinatown, Vancouver, is one of the most magical places you can find in the city. This is because the garden is peaceful and offers enchanting beauty and serenity, it is a very calm and beautiful place to enjoy and walk around.

The garden was designed as a scholars garden and you can take a tour of the garden to learn its history and see some of the beautiful flowers, bonsai trees, and nature that this garden space has to offer. If you want a relaxing park space for some unwinding and reconnecting with nature then don’t miss this gem in the city.

13. Stanley Park

Stanley Park is easily one of the best parks in the city, probably the top spot for tourism as well. This park draws in millions of visitors and for good reason. Stanley Park is a gorgeous area to enjoy throughout the year, with a variety of ways to get through the park if you don’t want to walk or drive.

Chill at the beach, go for a bike ride through the park, catch a sunset from the lookout area, or grab a bite to eat at a great restaurant nearby. Stanley Park offers beautiful views of the city morning and night, it’s easily one of of the best park spaces in the world for travelers.

12. John Hendry Park

Another beautiful park space is John Hendry Park that is a 27 hectare park that is also referred to as Trout Lake Park. This park is great outdoor park space to visit in the spring or fall when colors and leaves start to change. You can find this Vancouver park at 3300 Victoria Dr, in Vancouver BC.

11. Charleson Park

Charleson Park is located along False Creek and this 7+ hectare park is one of the most popular, with great views of the skyline downtown across the water. This park is close to Granville Island and the Cambie St bridge, with many other top park spaces around it as well.

10. Olympic Village Off Leash Dog Park

One of the most popular off leash dog parks in the city the Olympic Village Off Leash Dog Park is a no brainer if you are looking for a pet-friendly park in the city. This is a beautiful spot between the Cambie St bridge and Science World. Great views of the water and surrounding city area, with lots of space to walk around and explore.

9. MacLean Park

One of the most beautiful parks to enjoy when the fall colors start to change is MacLean Park in Vancouver. They have a bit of a playground area here, public toilets, and plenty of parking around the area.

8. Vanier Park

This is a popular park in the Kits region of Vancouver, BC. Vanier Park was created more than 50 years ago and this park is home to the Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver Maritime Museum, City of Vancouver Archives, as well as the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

7. Capilano Suspension Bridge & Park

Technically the Capilano Suspension Bridge & Park is located in North Vancouver but it is worth a visit if you are in Vancouver and want to see the best parks in the province around this area. The Capilano Suspension Bridge & Park holds different events, like the lights around Christmas time and more, making it a top tourist spot to enjoy.

This park space is breathtaking and you can walk across the suspension bridge that is approx 70 meters above the river and 140 meters long.

6. Nitobe Memorial Garden at UBC

The Nitobe Memorial Garden is a traditional Japanese garden space that is located at UBC. If you have visited and enjoyed the classical Chinese garden space then you might also like to venture out and see this one too.

5. VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden this one of the most beautiful garden spaces in the city and if you want a great park space for flowers and unique plants then this is it. The VanDusen Botanical Garden is a must see for all plant and flower lovers, you are sure to enjoy a tour through this space.

4. Harbour Green Park

A smaller but beautiful park down by Stanley Park in the Coal harbour region is Harbour Green Park. This is a Vancouver waterfront park space where you can get to the path to walk along the water, see the boats, maybe a few seaplanes.

3. Sunset Beach Park

Just like the name says this is the perfect park if you want to see a beautiful sunset. Sunset Beach Park is across the water from Kits Point and near the Burrard St bridge, you will get some beautiful sunset views from this vantage point.

2. Andy Livingstone Park

For the kids in need of a playground area you’ve got Andy Livingstone Park, there are also athletic spaces to ohere like the public tennis courts. This park in Vancouver is located downtown by BC Place right along Expo Blvd.

1. Creekside Park

This park in Vancouver is another good spot for kids, Creekside Park is located around Science World in East Vancouver, they have a good play area here with a slide, swings, and you have great views of the city and stadium nearby.

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