Ambleside Park

A red statue looks out over a bay

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.
  • Keen Lau Fitness Circuit
    Stay active with a variety of outdoor fitness equipment, including pull-up and parallel bars, gymnastic wall bars, sit-up benches, a climbing rope, tricep press, shoulder press, and more. View a demo of the fitness equipment.
  • 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.
    The tennis courts in Ambleside Park will be closed for renovations in early July and are expected to reopen for play in September 2024. More information
  • 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

Parking

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

Lifeguards will be on duty beginning Monday, June 24, 2024 through Monday, September 2, 2024, during the following hours:

  • Monday–Sunday: 12–7 p.m.

Please note that lifeguard service is weather-dependent.

Washrooms

  • 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.

Concession

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

Dogs on a leash (no greater than two metres in length) are permitted on the paved footpaths in Ambleside Park. View the map below for more information. 

View map

Check out Dogs in Parks for more information on off-leash areas, licensing, and more.

Algae in Ambleside Pond

Algae blooms often occur in warm, shallow, and slow-moving water where light and nutrients are available. This is a natural process that affects the pond’s water quality and appearance. Less rainfall and higher temperatures during the summer months create more favourable conditions for algae growth. The Parks department takes measures every year to mitigate algae blooms and is exploring a longer-term solution.