West of Lonsdale Quay and The Marine Training Institute, North Vancouver, BC
Beside the SeaBus Terminal and Lonsdale Quay Public Market, this park is close to the City of Vancouver and shopping.
|Neighbourhood |||North Vancouver|
|Chiba Gardens are open daily, 9:00AM until sunset.|
Profile Last Updated: June 25, 2008
The park has waterfront access with views of Vancouver's skyline, Stanley Park and the Lion's Gate Bridge. A pathway from Chesterfield Avenue to Mahon Avenue leads to the shore of Burrard Inlet. The park has two sections: north and south, separated by railway tracks. The smaller northern section fronts onto the Esplanade and is a broad expanse of green with generous grassy open spaces. It also contains Chiba Gardens, a traditional Japanese style garden. Completed in 1986, this exquisite Japanese garden commemorates the friendship between the City of North Vancouver and its Japanese sister city Chiba. Two streams originating from one source represent the friendship between these two cities.
A pedestrian walkway crosses over the tracks to the larger southern section that looks south over Burrard Inlet and Vancouver. The Trans Canada Trail and Sailor's Memorial are found here, as well as an innovative playground. The non-conventional and imaginative design of the play structures challenges and develops physical skills of children from the ages of 6-12. The equipment was chosen for high capacity, accessibility from all directions and its open airy structure that does not dominate the park surroundings.
Always Something Going On
Waterfront Park is home to many festivals and events, including Some of the major celebrations include Wild Lights Summer Solstice festival, Annual Clam Chowder Cook-off + Boat Building Contest, Canada Day celebrations, the Carol Ships Festival and numerous car shows. One of the most popular is the Caribbean Days Festival, one of the largest cultural events of its type in BC.
Take Note: With playgrounds, trails and picnic facilities, it's also wheelchair accessible. Dogs permitted on leash north of the tracks; dogs prohibited south of the tracks.