#17 in Downtown
1601 Bayshore Drive
A small area across from the Westin Bayshore Hotel, Cardero Park is a small strip of green space surrounded by walking and bike paths on both sides. Huzzah.
But! While the green space in the middle is too small and too much a hump to do anything on, there are plenty of benches that indent the area, giving folks an opportunity to take in the beauty of Stanley Park and the surrounding Coal Harbour visage. There’s also a small bit of the park that juts out into the middle of English Bay, creating a mini pond that provides a little more visual interest.
That’s about the extent of what you can say for Cardero. Still, it’s waterfront property in downtown Vancouver, and it’s hard to truly dislike a park that has that going for it.