Parks, recreation, and culture

Hastings Park Sanctuary Pond

Hastings Park Sanctuary destination walk

Route statistics

Distance 2.1 km
Steps 2755
Elevation change 12 m

Hastings Park is the City of Vancouver’s second largest park at 66 hectares. For more than a century it has served as a venue for public events such as horse racing, concerts, professional sports, conventions, trade shows, and the annual summer Fair. The Hastings Park Walk is a 2.1 km or 2,755 step route that travels through the lush Sanctuary, alongside several notable buildings, and through themed gardens and other recreational space. 

Route description

A walk in the southwest corner of Hastings Park near Renfrew Street is a fantastic way to experience the rich diversity of this expansive and evolving public space. Hastings Park has a variety of different attractions including theme and commemorative gardens, notable buildings, and a stream once covered for more then 50 years. A variety of diving and dabbling ducks, Canada geese and a hundred other bird species can be seen here all year.


This walk is wheelchair accessible. Paths include a mixture of pavement and wooden boardwalks.

Route details

Follow these step by step directions so you don't miss anything along the route.

Points of interest

Hastings Community Centre


Hastings Park


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