Vanier Park

Vanier Park, Vancouver: Address, Phone Number, Vanier Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Vanier Park
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Located close to downtown, this park is a popular place to fly a kite.
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Michael M
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico2,538 contributions
Superior Vancouver Municipal Park-Kitsilano Neighbourhood Meets False Creek
Mar 2021 • Couples
This park is an adventure in exploring the fabulous green space of Vanier Park with multiple other opportunities—visiting the Museum of Vancouver, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, The Vancouver Maritime Museum , the Bard On The Beach Shakespeare Festival and use of the public boat ramp all adjacent within the Vanier Park area..now to the outstanding green space that the visitors can participate in—watching kite flying, experience waterfront marine boat activities, many photographic opportunities of the North Shore Mountains,Downtown Vancouver , and participating in viewing The Gate To The Northwest Passage sculpture to commemorate Captain George Vancouver arrival to Burrard Inlet in 1792 from the many stunningly visual perspectives...Oh and might I add that Granville Island is just a short stroll or bike ride away..yes you cannot do all this in just one visit..
Written April 5, 2021
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S F
Vancouver, Canada187 contributions
Good Views & Surroundings
Feb 2021 • Solo
Vanier Park is the most famous and biggest of Vancouver’s public parks.
It hosts the Shakespearian theatre festival, Bard On The Beach, which has run over the summers since 1990 — but for the last one in 2020,
which was canceled because of the pandemic —; the Children’s Festival, and the building in which the Planetarium is located; has an adjacent BMX park and has easy access to Granville Island.
Lots to be famous for.
With much canceled with Covid 19 it still provides a wonderful place to visit and take in the stunning views across the inlet to downtown and across to the mountains.
These February sunny and crisp days are perfect for view-gazing from this wonderful park.
Posted by S Fuller
Written February 11, 2021
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Brian K
Abbotsford, Canada1,290 contributions
Enjoyed the beautiful Park
Aug 2019
Took in a visit to Vanier Park, we were there to visit the Bard on the Beach and went on a quick walk around the water ledge. This park has so many sights and a beautiful place to watch the sunset.
Written August 20, 2019
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada2,395 contributions
What a View!
May 2019 • Solo
I can't believe I haven't walked this beautiful scenic area before. Between Vanier Park to the east, and Kits Park to the west, this park has some great views of Vancouver's west end. Gravel walking trails, and close proximity to the Planetarium, Archives, and Maritime Museum. Some interesting art as well.
Written May 2, 2019
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timvan_78
Vancouver, Canada46 contributions
Dirt Jumps
Aug 2018 • Family
I come here with my kids regularly to ride the bicycle skills park (Dirt Jumps) behind the gravel parking lot. Sometimes we ride our bikes along the crushed gravel path along the water, which provides beautiful views.

From Nov-July, look for bald eagles in the big tree at the end of Whyte Ave, or in the trees by the bike park.
Written August 29, 2018
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shutterbug1976
Durham, NC262 contributions
Daytrip
Aug 2018
Very nice place to spend 1/2 a day. Parking was not plentiful but cars were leaving every 15mins or so. It a pay to park area. There’s a small sandy beach area where you can splash in the water. The area isn’t very large but still nice. A great place to walk or picnic. No free admission to any of the surrounding attractions. I would recommend if in the area & you’re wanting a break
Written August 20, 2018
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Bridget R
Brisbane, Australia188 contributions
Indescribable!!!!
Dec 2017 • Couples
Great way to see Vancouver! The grounds were covered in snow, squirrels were running around, ponds were frozen, water was sparkling and it is a peaceful place to go! I would highly recommend doing it and go via the ferry to !! Than you get to see lots of places!
Written March 7, 2018
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McWett
Las Vegas, NV1,478 contributions
Nice park
Aug 2017 • Couples
This is another waterfront park. Nice view of the harbor it is home to several attractions plus the Bard theater for Shakespeare.

Popular with locals and tourists alike. Walk across the Burrard bridge or take a water taxi.
Written September 15, 2017
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aloha_2005
bc_canada364 contributions
.. 3 attractions...
Jun 2017 • Friends
Vanier Park is the site of the H.R. Planetarium, The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) and nearby, the Maritime Museum. just steps from the Maritime Museum is a dock for False Creek Ferries.
False Creek Ferries can transport you to Granville Island, the Aquatic Centre, Stamps Landing, the Plaza of Nations, Yaletown, and Telus Science World.
Vanier Park is also the site of the Children's Festival, in April/May. Also a great spring or summer picnic spot. And at Kits Point, in July/August, you can view the Celebration of Lights Fireworks display without the crowds at English Bay! Just bring a beach blanket, lawn chairs, food and drink and have a picnic while you wait for the Fireworks at 1015pm. Get there earlier to claim your spot! It can get chilly there so bring a light coat or sweater! enjoy!
Written June 17, 2017
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BlueAde
Milton Keynes, UK145 contributions
Nice little park
Jun 2017 • Couples
With Stanley Park close by, it is difficult to compete. This park holds its own, nice open areas, very scenic and easy to get to. Worth the visit
Written June 11, 2017
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