Yes, ridiculous views like the ones at Charleson are ridiculously common in Vancouver. It still takes work to make everything around it work though.
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#50: Granville Island Water Park
For a while it was branded as “the biggest free water park in North America”, and while we’re not sure if that was ever objectively true, Granville Island’s water park is objectively awesome.
#60: 6th and Fir Park
It’s the type of park that makes you lament that Vancouver doesn’t have more small public spaces with a few benches, a few tables, a playground and some grass.
#133: Granville Park
“Actually got married in this park. 5 stars! Ask me in a couple years though lmao.” #4 in Fairview 3001 Fir Street For Kids C+ For Adults C Design C+ Atmosphere C- Final Score 22.17 What separates a good park from an average one? Obviously it depends a lot on who’s doing the considering, whatContinue reading “#133: Granville Park”
#134: Laurel Landbridge
Obviously there’s not much to do except walk from one side to the other, but the novelty of it is super enjoyable.
#140: Sutcliffe Park
This is a weirdly disjointed area directly south of Granville Island, with some nice plants and few pieces of art, but not much to do.
#143: Granville Loop Park
A mix of elements that don’t quite come together, Granville Loop is on the south end of the Granville Bridge, meaning there’s a constant blaring of noise from cars and buses passing by at high speeds.
#151: Pop-Up Park at 5th and Pine
It’s fun. Low-key. A good example of how a small plot of concrete can be turned into a decent gathering space, for however long it lasts.
#195: Choklit Park
If we were ranking parks for interesting architecture and backstory, Choklit Park would be significantly higher on this list.
#223: Willow Park
A small parklet with no real interesting features, Willow Park serves the purposes of being green space in an area between Oak, Cambie, Broadway and 6th Avenue that has precious little of it.