Parks & Beaches

Beautiful waterfront and parks are found everywhere, including the much-loved Lighthouse Park and Ambleside Park.

Many points on the waterfront are for beach time, swimming, all kinds of boating, kayaking, paddle boarding and scuba diving.

Bring your kids to John Lawson Park for playtime and a perfect picnic spot. 

Picnic Guidelines

West Vancouver’s parks are a great place for a picnic. You can’t reserve a picnic spot or shelter; it’s first come, first serve.  This includes the use of barbecue pits and shelters.

Picnic Guidelines

Where to take your dog

Dogs are allowed on-leash in most areas of most parks, but not allowed in:

  • playgrounds
  • swimming beaches
  • sport fields
  • school fields.

Please check all signage before entering any park.

There are 14 off-leash dog parks where you can let your dogs stretch its legs while you take in West Vancouver's beautiful scenery.

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