Parks, gardens, and beaches
Enjoy Vancouver's great outdoors by exploring our stunning parks, gardens, and beaches.
From small neighbourhood green spaces to large destination parks and feature gardens, the Vancouver Park Board maintains more than 230 parks that make up 11% of Vancouver's land mass.
Ten oceanside beaches and one freshwater lake beach provide residents and visitors ample access to the water, as does the 22-kilometer Seawall that circles Stanley Park and False Creek.
Rain or shine, Vancouver's physical splendour can inspire you with many ways to stay active at the same time that it soothes you with its beauty.
Our parks are open from 6:00am to 10:00pm unless otherwise posted, and access to washrooms is available from dusk until dawn. Smoking is not allowed in parks and beaches.