#144: Devonian Harbour Park

“Not comparable to Stanley Park.”

#13 in Downtown

1929 West Georgia Street

For Kids

C



For Adults

C



Design

C-



Atmosphere

C+



Final Score

21.24


A strange, quasi-extension of Stanley Park along the north side of Georgia, Devonian Harbour is dominated by…a parking lot, which is generally a less than ideal sign for the vibrancy of a park as a whole. 

And while Devonian Harbour has an adequate off-leash dog park, an understated AIDS memorial, and two very interesting sculptures to look at (one called “Aerodynamic Forms In Space”, the other “Solo”), it serves less as its own sense of place and more as a pleasant introduction to Stanley Park.

Perhaps unsurprising, as the park came as a result of activism by the “Save the Entrance to Stanley Park Committee”, which fought to preserve the land as an extension of Stanley when the rest of Coal Harbour was being developed. 

And when all is said and done, you can’t be upset at a little more public space from where one can enjoy one of the most iconic urban parks in the world. 

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