Being a park is secondary to the reason Victory Square matters, which is as a public plaza to remember and honour those that served. And in that measure, Victory Square acquits itself well.
Tag Archives: Downtown Vancouver parks
#146: Devonian Harbour Park
A strange, quasi-extension of Stanley Park along the north side of Georgia, Devonian Harbour is dominated by…a parking lot.
#152: May & Lorne Brown Park
The undisputed highlight of the park is a hilariously long table befit for a medieval castle, with marble in the middle and a backing for the chair eight feet high.
#160: Art Phillips Park
It’s a nice honour for an important person, and a good place to have lunch and consider how the city has changed.
#169: Downtown Skate Park
“It’s a skate park for people into skateboarding. If you like that then this place is for you.”
#191: Cathedral Square
The best that can be said about Cathedral Square, as it exists in 2022, is that it has good bones.
#196: Cardero Park
It’s waterfront property in downtown Vancouver, and it’s hard to truly dislike a park that has that going for it.
#197: Pigeon Park
It is far from perfect or ideal for anyone, and many of the adjectives used in the 60s and 70s could be used today, if you were so inclined.
#199: Helmcken Park
It provides some benches and shade, but otherwise is tremendously underutilized.
#205: Portal Park
There’s a picture of a globe in the middle; a sign of the city’s worldly ambition in the 1980s, with the politics of the park being a product of a land swap with a developer long forgotten.