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Situated in the financial and law area of Vancouver's downtown core, Victory Square is both a park and a WWI and WWII commemoration site. The park is utilized by many during the workweek as a place for lunch, but hosts an annual November 11 Remembrance Day ceremony. Among the trees, grass and gardens stands a 30-foot high, granite cenotaph that catches the eye of every passer-by. The park has three sides, Hamilton, Pender and Cambie Streets border them.
Once known as the Powell Street Grounds, Oppenheimer Park was opened in 1902 by the second mayor of Vancouver, and was eventually given his name. In the 1930s, the park was the only place where political gatherings could be held, and was consequently the location for many Depression-era demonstrations. Today, it caters to Vancouver's downtown east side, serving as a recreational and social center for the community. Its facilities include softball grounds, a basketball court, children playground, and community center. Another highlight of the park is the Powell Street Festival, an annual mid-summer event celebrating Asian-Canadian culture.
Hop into the Big Bus for a tour of the happening places in Vancouver. Despite the wait time, it is fun to take a bus to a place worth visiting without breaking your head over the routes. Explore the city over two days and twenty stops at your pace, its a journey that is called for.
Charleson Park is a 2.89-hectare (7.14-acre) park nestled in the Fairview neighborhood and overlooking False Creek. Its northern end that touches the creek offers a panoramic view of the Downtown skyline. This park is frequented by adults and children alike for its greenery, pond, waterfall, trails and playgrounds. It also has a seawall, five tennis courts and a soccer ground. It houses a Dog Park where dogs can roam freely off-leash while their owners enjoy some moments of peace.
Enjoy the fresh Vancouver air amidst the verdant settings of the beautiful Woodland Park. Ever since 1912, this park which derives its name from the lush woods found in this region, has been a place of recreation and fun. With many open spaces, and playgrounds which include a wading pool, softball courts, as well as soccer fields, this park is usually frequented by sports enthusiasts. The park also functions as a venue for a variety of events.
When the Vancouver Park Boards acquired the land which is now the Barclay Heritage Square, the plan was to demolish the 17 beautiful old houses dating back to the late 19th and early 20th Century which stood here. Instead the houses were preserved and the entire square was marked as a heritage site. The square now includes 12 of these buildings and an island of greenery in the middle around with the houses stand. In its entirety, this is definitely a site worth visiting while in the city.
Choklit Park features a gradation of terraces and steps lined by shrubberies and tall trees. This 0.07-hectare (0.17-acre) park has been so named as it was originally the site of Purdy’s Chocolate Factory. Besides natural beauty, this park also affords glimpses of the tall buildings of Downtown Vancouver, from open spots between trees. Certain areas within the park also have views of False Creek. This park has a playground and is a good neighborhood spot for a leisurely walk or for children to run about.
Granville Loop Park has an area of 0.42 hectares (1.05 acres) and is situated in the Fairview neighborhood of Vancouver. This neighborhood park, though not usually on tourist must-see lists, is popular with locals for walking and recreational activities. It has fountains and water bodies, gray walkways stretching through green lawns, beautiful vegetation and benches at regular distances for relaxation. It also houses two tennis courts and a playground, and thus, it is often frequented by amateur tennis players.