Norquay is an example of how a few smart renovations can make an old park feel fresh, evolving with the needs of a neighbourhood — even it’s named for a 19th century politician from another province.
Built a couple decades before Vancouver started developing the River District in earnest, Riverfront has gained a reputation as a hidden gem, based on being one of the quieter waterfront green areas in the city.
It’s beautiful. It’s sprawling. It’s central. But Queen Elizabeth Park is also overrated.
With Queen Elizabeth Park just across the street, it’s easy for Riley Park to get lost in its shadows. But the truth is, this smaller family park is nearly as good.
A lot of your enjoyment of Musqueam Park will depend on how much you enjoy Pacific Spirit Park or the inland Stanley Park trails.
When you think of the best family parks in Vancouver, Tecumseh wouldn’t necessarily come to mind, but this smallish park in city’s southeast is popular for a reason.
Some parks get a good score because of how they feel, and some parks accumulate a good score because of the amount of things they have for people to do. Oak Park is the latter.
There’s nothing amazing about Prince Edward Park, which is why you’ll never see it in a touristy promotional campaign, but it’s quietly a top-tier neighbourhood park in Vancouver.
The pizza oven is one of the big reasons that Beaconsfield, just south of Grandview Highway and Slocan, is a touch above most “fields and playground” parks in the city.
Go to Creekside, and you’ll understand a little bit why this city entrances — and why this exact spot was designed as one of its main selling points.