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Parks & nature in West Side, Vancouver

Park
“A few blocks away...130 acre park with Japanese influenced gardens and also where Bloedel Conservatory is (Bird Aviary) and Season's in the Park is located. "Little Mountain" is also the highest point of Vancouver and has a stunning view! A must see and only a few blocks away! ”
325 locals recommend
Beach
“Lovely beach geared to volleyball and basketball players or people who just want to go for a swim or sunbathe. Great outdoor swimming pool on the edge of the ocean if you want to get some laps in.”
334 locals recommend
Garden
“VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world! Spot and photograph local wildlife, find your way through an Elizabethan hedge maze, unwind in a serene setting, dine on the patios of Truffles Cafe or Shaughnessy Restaurant, or browse the garden-themed gift shop. VanDusen has something for everyone to enjoy!”
109 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the most beautiful beaches in Vancouver, Jericho is just a 15-minute walk from our home. It also has a unique playground, concession stand, picturesque pond and more.”
132 locals recommend
Park
“Offering a recreational space like no other, the Pacific Spirit Regional Park consist of 73 kilometers of walking trails, more than 50 kilometers of cycling ways, gorgeous beaches that offer a view of the inlet and lush greenery that is perfect for some nature therapy! Explore wooded pathways that twirl around waterfalls, trees that add magic to the trails and lookout points that will take your breath away. The park is also dog friendly and often you will find owners taking their dogs along for the hike.”
127 locals recommend
Pool
“One of the biggest waterfront saltwater pools in the world, Kitsilano Pool is a summertime favourite. It's great for swimming (long!) laps or for splashing with the family. Bring your own towels. It can get windy so we recommend you bring warm clothes if you're taking kids: https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/kitsilano-pool-location-contact.aspx”
100 locals recommend
Beach
“It is a beach with a big and lovely park. There is a swimming pool and cafes and restaurants.”
54 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Try some yummy food in the market, listen to live music and check out the local artisans! ”
42 locals recommend
Park
“Have a picnic while looking at the water. Peaceful and beautify. 🎾 tennis courts 🏀basketball courts And a play area”
51 locals recommend
Park
“Simply beautiful at any time of year with great walking paths stunning views and lovely park with duck pond lots of birds trees as well as a lovely beach for swimming in the summer and tourists don't go Here! Easy to get to by bike. Us or car with lots of parking. Our favourite spot!”
38 locals recommend
Garden
“Located in beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park, Bloedel Conservatory is a domed lush paradise atop Vancouver’s highest point. More than 120 free-flying exotic birds, 500 exotic plants and flowers thrive within its temperature-controlled environment.”
39 locals recommend
Beach
“Soak in the sun, or take a long walk along the beach and enjoy the views of Burrard Inlet and North Vancouver. ”
29 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Great place to rent paddle boards, small sail boat lessons etc plus has a great little patio upstairs, food, beer, and stunning views of the bay and mountains!! ”
33 locals recommend
Park
“Iona Beach Regional Park is a unique area of land made up of a long, narrow jetty of sand and grass along the mouth of the Fraser River with a fairly unobstructed view of the Georgia Straight south and west of Vancouver. This park is a little tricky to navigate as the area is not clearly marked and parts of the jetty is private property. Visit this website for further details: https://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/iona-beach-regional-park/”
15 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Catch a baseball game! See the sched: www.milb.com A ten min walk from house ”
28 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful beach 2 blocks from the house! Food kiosks, volleyball courts, and biking trails!”
19 locals recommend