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Vanier Park

1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
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Nice park

This is another waterfront park. Nice view of the harbor it is home to several attractions plus... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
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.. 3 attractions...

Vanier Park is the site of the H.R. Planetarium, The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) and nearby, the... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
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Located close to downtown, this park is a popular place to fly a kite.
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  • Average7%
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1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
Granville Island & Fairview
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank McWett
Reviewed 17 June 2017

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...More

Thank aloha_2005
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank BlueAde
Reviewed 15 April 2017

A sweet little park just west of the Burrard Bridge, it is the home of the MacMillan Space Centre (planetarium), the Museum of Vancouver, the Vancouver Maritime Museum and City of Vancouver Archives. In the sunny weather, it is the home of the Children's Festival...More

Thank Sassamatt
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Vanier Park is less than a mile from Granville Island and is walkable, but we took a taxi cause it was just too cold. The walk would be nice on a nice summer day. The museum was kind of interesting as it was more about...More

1  Thank Jwata T
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The park is perfect for a relaxing afternoon stroll or workout. There is a pathway right along the water that you can bike, walk or run along. It is dog friendly. The views of the city are GORGEOUS! Great for taking pics! Worth it just...More

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Vanier Park is a nice place to go for a stroll, build sandcastles with the kids, let your dog run off leash, watch the sunset, look for crabs under the rocks, walk to Granville Island, read a book, relax, meditate, go canoeing or kayaking, play...More

Thank BC V
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We visited Vanier Park recently on a lovely, sunny day in Vancouver. We took the ferry to the Maritime Museum, then walked along the lovely sea wall path from where there are great views back to the city, framed by the two bridges over False...More

1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Poised at the edge of English Bay, Vanier Park boasts wonderful views of downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park. Tranquil ponds, open fields, and a wide pathway complement the outstanding waterfront experience. In addition there is a launching ramp for small craft and a nearby public...More

1  Thank Danny5k
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Exploring the shore and the Heritage Harbour, using our ferry day pass, we stumbled across the park and the dog friendly beech. So many socialised dogs playing together and enjoying the beach with their owners was pleasure to watch, as the dogs ran and jumped...More

Thank Escape-overseas
Granville Island & Fairview
One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out,
Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios,
hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all
offer a plethora of activities and entertainment
options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the
area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls
overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many
visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh
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Emma B
23 January 2017|
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Response from BC V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, absolutely. Only the parking costs money. If you look around, you can probably find some free parking on the street
22 May 2016|
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Response from canadian175 | Reviewed this property |
Head away from the water and you will run directly into the trendy area of Kitsilano. The best restaurants are those located on West 4th & West 8th/Broadway. Tons of local funky restaurants to check up on tripadvisor before... More