Ambleside Park

A red statue looks out over a bay

Ambleside Pier and Dundarave Pier closed

Update: April 19, 2023

The Ambleside and Dundarave piers sustained significant structural damage during a storm surge on January 7, 2022. Since the storm, structural assessments have been completed and staff confirmed that the piers were insured for the damage they sustained due to the storm. 

The District has recently received detailed structural engineering designs for the repairs required for the Ambleside Pier and the floating dock at the Dundarave Pier. The restoration project is currently open for bids and will close on May 9. We anticipate the next update to occur in mid-May.

Depending on budget approvals and permit requirements, the piers could potentially be open for public use in late July to early August 2023. We appreciate your continued patience.

Ambleside Beach shower closed

Update: April 19, 2023

The shower on the beach at Ambleside Park was damaged beyond repair during the 2022 winter storm season. A new outdoor shower will be installed in Ambleside Park in the fall of 2023. 

What's Popular?

As West Vancouver’s gateway park, Ambleside is well used by both West Vancouver residents and visitors. Enjoy spectacular views of Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver.

Things to do in the Park

  • Skatepark
    Home to a newly renovated skateboard section at the centre of boards, blades and baskets. Popular for basketball, street-style skateboarding, roller hockey, in-line skating and bicycling. Located near the beach and playground.

  • Tennis Courts
    Enjoy three courts on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please restrict games to 30 minutes if others are waiting, and respect court reservation times for lessons.
    Know more about Ambleside Tennis Courts

  • Swimming
    Ambleside Park has sandy beaches and a designated swim area monitored by lifeguards in the summer. Enjoy this popular swimming spot, but please supervise children at all times and always swim with a buddy.

  • Ambleside Par 3 Golf Course
    Looking for something to do on a sunny day? Test your golf skills at this beautiful waterfront Pitch and Putt!
    Know more about the Ambleside Par 3 course


Public parking at the park is limited and fills up quickly in good weather. Parking lots will be closed when full. Please have an alternate plan and follow the instructions of traffic control personnel.


Lifeguards are on duty during summer months. Hours will be posted in June.


  • Ambleside Fieldhouse washrooms are open year-round from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Concession washrooms are open year-round from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Ambleside Par 3 washrooms are open during golf hours. Check the webpage for hours.


The Boat Shed is open daily. 

  • Sunday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Check their website for the latest information.

Dogs in Ambleside Park

The off-leash dog area is 3.52 hectares of grassy areas, trails and beach with access for dogs and their owners.

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