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“Let's go fly a kite!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vanier Park

Vanier Park
1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada (Kitsilano)
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Ranked #99 of 337 things to do in Vancouver
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Owner description: Located close to downtown, this park is a popular place to fly a kite.
Dublin, Ireland
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“Let's go fly a kite!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Vanier Park is small but in my opinion it's one of the best places in Vancouver to fly a kite! I bought a pocket kite as I thought it would be the easiest for me to manage for my first attempt!

If kite flying isn't your thing, bring a picnic and enjoy gorgeous views of English Bay!

Visited July 2011
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Vancouver, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
64 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Great locale for kite flying and watching the fire works”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This is a wonderful location to hang out for the day with a picnic and just take in the beauty of the city. There are many things to do here but it is a perfect place to view the fireworks in the summer. Bard on the Beach is right here so pack up a picnic lunch or dinner and enjoy the scenery before heading to one of their amazing plays. Also close to the Maritime Museum - another must see.

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Vancouver, Canada
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72 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
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“kite flying capital of Vancouver”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Lovely grassy park in the heart of the city, rimmed by the sea wall and a moments from kits or granville island. Lovely view of english bay and Burrard street bridge as well as the boats coming and going from false creek. Right beside the planetarium. Great open kite flying area!!

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“Great Sea Side Walkway and Vistas of West Vancouver”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

We had a whole day planned in the area and parked here not knowing much about the park.

We arrived very early for our boat tour of Spanish Banks we chartered from Vancouver Boat Tours.

With not much to do before sailing off, we began a walk toward the west along a gravel path that followed the shore line. About half a mile from from the parking lot right before the Maritime Museum we cam across what seemed to be a dog friendly beach.

We sat at the dog beach for while watching all the action until some Kite Flyers showed up right behind us with Stunt Kites.

If we visit Vancouver again we will most definitely plan a picnic here.

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“splendid”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2002

splendid, marvalous, fantabulistic

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