John Lawson Park

John Lawson Park is an icon of West Vancouver history and heritage: in 1872, Navvy Jack Thomas, West Vancouver’s first non-native resident, built his home here. In 1905, John Lawson, the “father” of West Vancouver, settled in the same home with his family. Today, the park is a favourite spot for picnickers, swimmers and families. See for yourself why this been a West Vancouver hotspot for almost 150 years.

Picnic Guidelines

Before you pack your picnic, be sure to read the guidelines and check for current swimming and barbecue restrictions as they may change. 

PICNIC GUIDELINES 

Things to Do in the Park

PLAYING

With a new splash park and playground, your kids will love spending a day outdoors in West Vancouver's newest play area. The playground includes a whimsically updated pirate ship, modern playground equipment and walkways in and around the playground.

SWIMMING

John Lawson Park is a great place to cool down during the hot summer months.

THE PIER

The pier at John Lawson Park has long been a favourite spot for boat watchers and sunset gazers. 

WALKING & HIKING

Walk one of the many trails and paths in the John Lawson Park area today!

Contact

John Lawson Park is located at the foot of 17th Street at the waterfront. A parking lot and street-side parking are available.

604-925-7275

PARKS DEPARTMENT

Amenities

  • picnic tables, some sheltered
  • washrooms
  • information kiosk
  • drinking fountain

Dogs

No dogs are allowed in John Lawson Park. Check out Dogs in Parks for information on off-leash areas, licensing and more.