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This outdoor saltwater pool is the only of its kind in the great city of Vancouver. Situated in the Kitsilano neighborhood, locals and visitors alike flock to the beachside summer retreat to cool off. The giant pool features three water slides and is available for birthday parties and other such events. With cafes, restaurants and shops nearby, it's a popular summer destination.
Seaforth Peace Park has been so named because of its proximity to the Seaforth Armory and because it is a part of Canadian Peace Parks. The most prominent attraction of this 0.74-hectare (1.83-acre) park is a granite slab with an eternal flame and a bronze cauldron filled with water. This feature was created by Sam Carter, an artist, in order to commemorate those who died in the Hiroshima atomic bombing during World War II. In 1992, school children planted 12 Cercidiphyllum trees to create a peace grove, and thus, this park joined the Peace Parks movement. Today, it offers a beautiful spot, infused with tranquility, for a leisurely stroll, enclosed by beautiful architectural buildings on the surrounding streets.
This is the best place in the city to fly a kite or watch talented people fly them with grace and finesse. Visitors can marvel at the skyward fancy loops, swirls and dips by the seashore. This large park located five minutes from downtown, is home to the Vancouver Museum, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Pacific Space Centre and Gordon Southam Observatory. Views of downtown and the water make this a place to sit and quietly observe. It's also home to the summer's Bard on the Beach and Children's Festival.
One of Vancouver's many public park, this little neighborhood garden is a lovely place to just relax and enjoy the greenery. With little walk-ways and arches, quiet corners and lovely flower gardens, it's a nice place to meet people and socialize or just enjoy a quiet evening taking in the fresh air. This little corridor offers both locals and visitors a green oasis right in the heart of the city.
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.
Situated in the West End near the Burrard Street Bridge, Vancouver International Hostel and the Vancouver Aquatic Centre, Sunset Beach is a convenient lunchtime escape. Watch the flying kites and green grasses of Vanier Park across the inlet and savor the serenity of this sandy location. The beach has lifeguards on duty in the warm months. Public washrooms and concession stands are nearby. Biking, walking and rollerblading paths wind above the beach area, leading to Stanley Park in one direction and Yaletown in the other.
This popular beach is close to everything: cafes, bars, an indoor pool, the vibrant West End and all of downtown. Just blocks away from the daily grind of business, this sandy strip attracts sun-worshipers each sunny day. It is located along the Seawall, so take a picturesque stroll after enjoying the rays. Home of the January Polar Bear Swim and the popular Symphony of Fire fireworks display. Concession stands, changing rooms and showers are available.
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.