Vancouver has some of the most beautiful picnic sites in the world.
If your group is less than 50 people and you wish to have exclusive rights to one of our designated picnic sites, you will require a permit.
Picnic sites are available on a first-come basis but if a valid permit holder shows up they have the rights to the space and you will have to move locations.
On this page
Picnic season is bookable from June 1 to September 30, 2021.
To reserve a picnic site and get a permit:
- Choose a time slot:
- 9am - 2:30pm
- 4pm - 9:30pm
- Check the picnic site availability - times shown are available for booking (available February 1, 2021)
- Complete an online picnic reservation request (available February 1, 2021)
Fees are per time slot (not per hour) and do not include tax.
Full payment is due at the time of booking.
Capacity to be determined (TBD) as informed by Provincial Health Order.
Find the Park Board's policies and guidelines for picnics held in parks — what equipment you will need to bring, information about playing music, alcohol restrictions, and more.
Find the Park Board's terms and conditions of using a designated picnic site in parks.
The City requires that you carry liability insurance for events or activities that you hold on or in a City and Park Board Property.
Refunds for picnic site reservations
If you need to cancel your permit after it's been confirmed, contact us at least 10 business days before your picnic reservation date. We charge a $25 administration fee and refund you the remaining amount.
There are no refunds for requests made within 10 business days of your picnic reservation date, or for bad weather.
Contact us about picnics
We only accept picnic site reservations online.