Top Picnic Spots in Vancouver
The picnic is a celebration of friends, food and freedom that Canadians delight in each summer. There is something about gathering and breaking bread outdoors in lush green spaces that sets the soul right and makes everything better.
Vancouver is full of lovely parks and garden to use free or charge, although some require you to reserve tables or space, making it very simple to plan an afternoon with the family or an impromptu lounge session with friends. We have chosen what we think are the top picnic spots in Vancouver for your picnicking pleasure. They are all unique and offer something a little different depending on your mood.
Where: Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
What: Vancouver’s largest park is the obvious choice for picnics. With 400 hectares of natural West coast rainforest and scenic views of the mountains, sea and trees, it is the perfect setting for a lovely afternoon with family and friends. The park is very popular and usually packed during the day. You will want to arrive early to stake out the perfect location for your picnic.
Where: 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2
What: This replica Ming Dynasty era garden located in Vancouver’s China Town is filled with lush plants, winding paths, unique rocks, lush plants, a water lily-covered pond, and a padgoda. It provides not only beautiful vistas, but peace and tranquility that is perfect for a romantic picnic for two.
Where: 4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2M9
What: Vancouver’s highest point at 132 metres above sea level, Queen Elizabeth park is a favourite picnic spot for locals. It has 52 acres of seasonal gardens that overlook and give you a spectacular view of the city and the North Shore Moutains. The park is filed with fountains, exotic and native trees, and a floral conservatory. It is a popular spot for wedding photos and has been dubbed “make-out-point” by the locals.
Where: 4900 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1A2
What: Located along Northwest Marine Drive, Spanish Banks is on the Seaside Seawall system with plenty of sand for everyone. There are also picnic tables, barbecues and free parking available for use. With multiple beach volleyball courts on the property, there is always plenty of action and people watching to be had here.