Third Beach

Third Beach at Ferguson Point in Stanley Park in Vancouver

Located at Ferguson Point in Stanley Park, Third Beach is a naturally sandy beach surrounded by trees that shield dippers and tanners from urban noise. This is a great beach for quiet bathing, picnics, and watching sunsets.

Features at Third Beach

  • On the Stanley Park Seawall system
  • Concession
  • Public washrooms
  • Barbeques allowed (subject to restrictions)
  • Lifeguards from Victoria Day to Labour Day (late May to early September)
  • Pay parking

Not permitted: fishing or harvesting of bivalve mollusks (for example, clams, oysters, mussels)

Things to to at Third Beach

Vancouver Parks and Rec is ready to dive into another outdoor pool and beach season

May 18 2022 - We will open two of our outdoor pools, and staff beaches with lifeguards to help people enjoy time in and around the city’s waters this summer.

Stanley Park seawall now fully open to the public

April 27 2022 - The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that the final section of the Stanley Park seawall has reopened.

Savour the convenience of mobile ordering with the new VanEats app

August 3 2023 - Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Vancouver Civic Theatres, is pleased to announce the launch of the VanEats app.


Find information about Vancouver’s seawall – where it is, what to see and do along the Seawall, and a map of the Seawall.

Things to do in Stanley Park


Whether you're young or young-at-heart enjoy countless activities and opportunities. Pack your swimsuit, a picnic, a putter, and a tennis racket!

Ride the Stanley Park Train

Learn where to catch the train, how to buy tickets, and find information about hours of operation, special seasonal events, and admission.


It is easy to be enchanted by the history and natural beauty of Stanley Park. Find out your options to take an organized tour, or explore the park on your own.

Dine at Stanley Park

Dine at one of the park's restaurants while enjoying views of the ocean and the ambience of the forest.


EasyPark manages parking lots throughout Vancouver, including lots in parks, beaches, and theatres.

Find parking lots and pricing by visiting the EasyPark website.

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