Picnic bookings for 2024 open Tuesday, February 6 at 9am
- The 2024 picnic season is from April 1 to September 30, 2024.
- Half of the Prospect Point picnic site parking lot will be unavailable until mid-May because of ongoing tree removal.
Parks in Vancouver offer some of the most beautiful picnic sites in the world.
Designated picnic sites are available at many parks across the city. All designated picnic sites are open and available to the public on a first come-first serve basis. However, if you want to reserve a site for your picnic or special occasion, you must apply for a permit.
How to reserve a site
Still have questions about picnic sites? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We require that you carry liability insurance for events or activities that you hold on or in a City or 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 $27 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.