Vancouver Beaches, Parks & Gardens
Top 5 Vancouver Beaches
Vancouver beaches are some of the best in the world, boasting soft sand, thrilling mountain-and-city vistas, and lots of chances for outdoor sports and adventure.
Is there a more famous landmark in Vancouver than Stanley Park? Known around the globe as one of the world's greatest parks, Stanley Park is home to over 500,000 trees, a 8.8km Seawall, the Vancouver Aquarium, totem poles, beaches, kids' activities--and a lot more!
Trout Lake & John Hendry Park
It's all about kids and dogs at the family-friendly John Hendry Park, home to Trout Lake and one of the most popular outdoor spots in East Van.
Stanley Park Gardens
Stanley Park's gardens include a landscaped rose and perennial garden, a rhododendron garden and a pictorial carpet bed at Prospect Point, the highest point in the park.
Stanley Park's Miniature Train
Stanley Park's Miniature Train is one of the park's great kids' attractions and fun for the whole family.
Holidays & Special Events at the Stanley Park Miniature Train in Vancouver, BC
Celebrate the year's major holidays--including Halloween, Christmas and Easter--at the Stanley Park Miniature Train, one of the top attractions for kids in Vancouver.
Photo Gallery: VanDusen Botanical Garden in Summer
Summer is a gorgeous time to see the VanDusen Botanical Garden. See summer images of the Garden from a visit in July.
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden & Park
Situated in Vancouver's Chinatown, the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden incorporates classical Chinese garden elements into an oasis of serenity in the heart of the city.
VanDusen Botanical Garden
The VanDusen Botanical Garden is a botanical oasis in the heart of Vancouver, with 255,000 plants from around the world, lily-pad covered ponds, tranquil walkways, and an old-fashioned hedge maze.
Queen Elizabeth Park
Queen Elizabeth Park is one of Vancouver's most beautiful public spaces. Home to the Bloedel Floral Conservatory, gorgeously-landscaped quarry gardens, fabulous scenic vistas, dancing fountains, and 1,500-tree arboretum, the park is one of the city's premiere outdoor destinations.
English Bay Beach - Guide to English Bay Beach in Vancouver, BC
English Bay Beach is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in Vancouver. Located in the West End and adjacent to Stanley Park, it's the perfect spot to spend a day at the beach swimming, sunbathing, playing sports, or just enjoying the stunning views of English Bay.
Kitsilano Beach is one of Vancouver's most popular beaches. On hot summer days, it’s packed with sunbathers, swimmers, beach volleyball players, Frisbee players, and sand-castle makers. It's also home to the awesome Kits Pool.
Wreck Beach - Vancouver's Only Clothing-Optional Beach
Considered by many to be one of the best clothing-optional beaches in the world, Wreck Beach is also famous for its raw, natural beauty, its annual Bare Buns Run, and much more.
Located on the water and facing downtown, Vanier Park is one of Vancouver's most scenic locations. Minutes from Kitsilano Beach, it's also home to the Vancouver Museum and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.
Guide to Lynn Canyon Park & the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, BC
Exploring Lynn Canyon Park--and crossing the free Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge--is one of the best free things to do in Vancouver. Located just 15 minutes north of downtown Vancouver, Lynn Canyon Park includes the suspension bridge, waterfalls, mini hikes, and a swimming hole for summer.