Stanley Park picnic areas

Picnic in the Rose Garden

Take advantage of picnic areas, close to park attractions and activities, with views that can't be beat!

Many of the picnic tables located throughout the park are available on a first-come basis.

When you need a reservation or permit

If you want to have a picnic at a designated picnic site, you will need to make a reservation.

All designated picnic sites in Stanley Park are located underneath picnic shelters, and offer facilities like kitchens, access to water, and electricity.

If you have a group larger than 50 people, you will need a permit.

How to reserve a site

Picnic sites that require reservations

Reservations have two time slots:

  • Day: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Evening: 4:00pm-9:30pm

If you book past 4:00pm, you will be charged for the evening time slot, too.

Fees are per time slot, not per hour. Tax is not included in the fee.

Site Map Maximum
persons
Details Fee
Ceperley/
Second Beach
150
  • Sheltered
  • Permitted tables are under the gazebo
  • Amenities include: counter with 3 cold water sinks (no cooking appliances or fridge available), 4 electrical outlets (15 amp only)
  • Close by: public playground, pitch & putt, outdoor pool, washrooms, accessible pay parking stalls
  • No inflatables allowed 
$103.81
Miniature Railway 1 150
  • Sheltered
  • Amenities include: shared counter (no cooking appliances or fridge available), 2 electrical outlets, cold water, grassed area
  • Close by: Lumbermen's Arch, Miniature Train, Vancouver Aquarium, and playground
  • No inflatables allowed
$103.81
Miniature Railway 2 150
  • Sheltered
  • Amenities include: shared counter (no cooking appliances or fridge available), 2 electrical outlets, cold water, grassed area
  • Close by: Lumbermen's Arch, Miniature Train, Vancouver Aquarium, and playground
  • No inflatables allowed
$103.81
Prospect Point  150
  • Sheltered
  • Amenities include: counter with sinks (no cooking appliances or fridge available) and 3 power outlets (15 amp only), ball diamond, hot coal disposal pit, shuttle bus stop, washrooms
  • Close to pay parking with 2 accessible stalls
  • Inflatables allowed only with permit and authorization
$166.67

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