Garry Point Park

Garry Point Park, Richmond: Address, Garry Point Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Garry Point Park
4.5
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Skwiki
Burnaby, Canada1,568 contributions
Apr 2021
Our first visit here was in the spring. The cherry blossoms were amazing! The park is great, with terrific views. We returned a few days later to watch the sunset. Walking along the dike we saw many different bird species. It is a long drive for us, but worth it.
Written September 19, 2021
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DrTM8
Vancouver, Canada1,063 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Awesome park along the Fraser River's South Arm, with views of water and mountains! Recommend to go on weekdays, when it is not so crowded, and have parking spaces. This is the place to fly your kite!
Written May 18, 2021
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada2,649 contributions
Apr 2021
Located at the extreme southwest corner of Richmond, with the Fraser River on one side and the ocean on the other, the seabreeze is the first characteristic I noticed. Indeed, the wind was so strong the power kites were out - kites dragging small vehicles across the sand dunes! Also enjoyed the historical message boards and the memorial garden. And, of course, the views!
Written April 28, 2021
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Pascal G
Richmond, Canada25 contributions
Mar 2021
We love so much this park.
Nice view and quite environment.
Nice place to walk, relaxing and picnic time
Written March 24, 2021
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Dick R
Abbotsford, Canada14 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Great views, ample parking and a variety of distances to walk. You can fish, beachcomb and even swim.picnic areas , historical sites and loads of photo ops.
Written March 24, 2021
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada2,649 contributions
Dec 2020
One of my favourite places - I would be here more often but for the long drive.
Usually here in the summer, but wanted to meet some old friends, and the Covid situation pretty much dictated an outside venue. While cold and windy (it's winter!), the views made up for it. To the southwest, a barrier of black clouds over the Crofton area - we can expect rain tomorrow. But, the highlight was the to the north - looking over Vancouver's Point Grey/UBC area and the snow covered mountains to the north.
The views from here are quite different than those of downtown Vancouver, and I believe tourists should seriously consider a half day trip to this attractive spot.
Written December 29, 2020
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Peppi
Richmond, Canada14 contributions
Sep 2020
The Garry Point Park used to be called Scotch Pond/Beach....

We were Children (some of us were Japanese Canadians whose Parents returned to their Fishing Village of Steveston after being Interned by the Canadian Government
during 1945-1952)

As Children we would walk from No. 1 Road to 7th Avenue to where today
Garry Point is.

This was our playground to play out with the Sand dunes that filled the area.
We had all the sticks that drifted ashore to imagine we were swashbucklers
and mould out furniture using the sand. We would wade in the shallow ponds
collecting tadpoles and stay for hours unsupervised.
It was safe and we were all one happy group....My Friends were all Five -Seven Years
of age.
Today that would be unthinkable.
So, to me Garry Point (Scotch Pond/Beach) is always a fond place of many wonderful memories.
Written September 24, 2020
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Iolani D
Vancouver Island, Canada2 contributions
Aug 2020
Garry Point Park is located in Steveston, the winner of the best Neghbourhood in Metro Vancouver (disclosure I live in Steveston). Founded in 1880's Steveston Village is a historical port and salmon fishing and canning hub on the southern arm of the Fraser River and near the Straight of Georgia, although indigenous peoples have lived there long before settlers discovered the area. Garry Point Park is a hub for families gathering to have a picnic in the open, fly a kite, walking their dogs, and in spring, admire the cherry trees. Children and dogs play on the beach. The early 1900's style houses near the park attract tourists and the film industry. The Park has arrows providing foot traffic direction one way to the mandate of distancing during the pandemic. Pajo's in the Park, offers one of the best fish and chips in Canada.
Written August 30, 2020
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ileannkneel
Kelowna, Canada1,023 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Yes, there is a large movie set at the far end of the park away from the parking lot and they have started working on site again after a pandemic hiatus. All the staff are forbidden to tell us what movie they are filming but if you look at the front windows of some of the vehicles going to and from the set, it becomes immediately clear. The mini series is Midnight Mass

As for the park, large free parking lot, beautiful views of the mouth of the Fraser River and out towards Vancouver Island, and lots of open space matted with a mixture of beach grass and sand. Not a lot of services; a few walking trails, benches, picnic tables and garbage cans make up the park. But it is amazing to look west and see nature at its finest and easily forget that directly behind a sprawling city full of hustle and bustle, mechanization and man made modes of transportation, and buildings large and small stretch their tentacles right to the edge of this park. Don't turn around... 4 stars.
Written August 26, 2020
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JL79205
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
I love this park as they have beautiful walking trails and many picnic benches by the water. It's a great location for a nice outdoor meal with friends or family while enjoying the scenery. Make sure to visit during the cherry blossom season!
Written August 21, 2020
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