Yes, it’s the best park in the city. No, nothing comes close. If anything, Vancouverites take it for granted.
Tag Archives: West End parks
#20: English Bay Beach
It’s so populated by tourists, and so beloved by people in the West End, that there’s always a vibrant energy to it — a great historic beach with atmosphere galore. It’s also, objectively, the least essential of all Vancouver’s major beaches.
#52: Nelson Park
Amazingly (or maybe not, given property values), Nelson Park is the only inland park between Stanley Park and Chinatown that’s a full city block large.
#125: Alexandra Park
Before there were stadiums, before there were rock concerts, before there were even radios, people gathered at Alexandra Park to hear the music play.
#130: Barclay Heritage Square
Your love for the park will depend a fair bit on how much you enjoy quaint homes from the 1910s.
#171: Morton Park
Once you’ve taken a picture though, the value of the park quickly diminishes — it’s a small space with some flags and a couple grassy pitches, but English Bay is right next door.
#225: Minipark @ Jervis & Burnaby
The Jervis and Burnaby minipark is innocuous, but it has a number of nice benches, some pleasant overhanging trees, and on a sunny day a view of English Bay.