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Vanier Park

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Address: 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
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Located close to downtown, this park is a popular place to fly a kite.

Located close to downtown, this park is a popular place to fly a kite.

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Beautiful views of the city & harbour

The park is perfect for a relaxing afternoon stroll or workout. There is a pathway right along the water that you can bike, walk or run along. It is dog friendly. The views of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The park is perfect for a relaxing afternoon stroll or workout. There is a pathway right along the water that you can bike, walk or run along. It is dog friendly. The views of the city are GORGEOUS! Great for taking pics! Worth it just for the views.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Vanier Park is a nice place to go for a stroll, build sandcastles with the kids, let your dog run off leash, watch the sunset, look for crabs under the rocks, walk to Granville Island, read a book, relax, meditate, go canoeing or kayaking, play guitar, do yoga, look at the sailboats, or catch the Aqua ferry to downtown.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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747 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We visited Vanier Park recently on a lovely, sunny day in Vancouver. We took the ferry to the Maritime Museum, then walked along the lovely sea wall path from where there are great views back to the city, framed by the two bridges over False Creek. There are lovely views all the way as you carry on round to the... More 

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Stevensville, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Poised at the edge of English Bay, Vanier Park boasts wonderful views of downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park. Tranquil ponds, open fields, and a wide pathway complement the outstanding waterfront experience. In addition there is a launching ramp for small craft and a nearby public marina. Civic buildings located on the main park include the Vancouver Museum and Planetarium and... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Exploring the shore and the Heritage Harbour, using our ferry day pass, we stumbled across the park and the dog friendly beech. So many socialised dogs playing together and enjoying the beach with their owners was pleasure to watch, as the dogs ran and jumped in and out of the water. If you're an animal lover and a 'dog person'... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Walk around, go to Bard on the Beach, enjoy the beautiful gardens in the pretty home of this lovely neighborhood. Just a great place to enjoy the Vancouver waterfront.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

When visiting Vancouver, I highly recommend walking west from Granville Island, along the seawall. Walk past the popular Go Fish restaurant and Fishermen's Wharf, continue under the Burrard Street bridge to Vanier Park. There's an eagle's nest across from the Coast Guard station but the park itself is worth checking out. On a windy day, you'll see lots of kites... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

I really did pick the wrong time of year to visit this the most beautiful of cities, but then apparently, so I was told by locals that the weather here is much like my home town, a little bit inconsistent. I always felt sorry for tourists when they come to Dublin, you see them being rained on, trying to make... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Lots to do and see, also to take it easy with your family and dog The planetarium is out of this world, do not forget to go down the stairs inside, an about a short distance you can go to see an amzing Boat that canadian cross the artic, get to go inside if you prepare the children it could... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

This is a wonderful park to visit during the hot summer months because the breeze from English Bay is very refreshing, the bonus is that you also get a wonderful view of West Vancouver and the West End. If you're into kites you'll love Vanier Park

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