Stunning views, towering trees, and lush grassy hills make local parks the perfect place for a stroll, a bike ride, and even a picnic or a fine meal. There are over a dozen restaurants in Vancouver Parks and the latest addition is the new Cactus Club on English Bay.
ENGLISH BAY: Cactus Club Cafe
A great place to stop along the sea wall, to and from Stanley Park, or to spend a whole in the sand by the water. This is Vancouver’s newest sea-side restaurant, located next to the bath house right along Beach Avenue. Stop by to try your favourite Cactus Club menu items and enjoy the sunset.
HARBOUR GREEN PARK: Mill Marine Bistro
This is one of our favourite watering holes paired with a view of Coal Harbour, float planes, Harbour Green Park, Stanley Park, and the North Shore mountains. Try one of their various Caesars on a Sunday morning after a sea wall stroll.
KITSILANO BEACH PARK: Boathouse Restaurant
A local seafood institution, The Boathouse is your best bet for brunch, bennies, and a lobster bisque. Enjoy great views of the city and explore Kitsilano’s waterfront or West 4th shopping district just up the hill.
QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK: Seasons in the Park
Atop Vancouver’s Little Mountain, Seasons caps off the lush and beautiful gardens in Queen Elizabeth Park. Another great sunset spot or brunch destination with panoramic views of the city.
STANLEY PARK: Fish House, Prospect Point Cafe, The Teahouse, Stanley’s Park Bar and Grill
Hike up to the Prospect Point Cafe and enjoy a pint while traffic rushes by on the Lions Gate and tour buses line the lot at this famous lookout. Walk over to the Fish House Restaurant from the West End or enjoy a romantic evening at The Teahouse.
VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN: Shaughnessy Restaurant
Cap off a tour of the 55-acre gardens and seasonal displays with lunch or dinner selections from the West Coast-inspired menu.
GOLF CLUBHOUSES: Fraserview Golf Course, Langara Golf Course, McCleery Golf Course
Vancouver’s golf courses are a great place to get outdoors, practice your swing, entertain clients, and enjoy time with friends. The clubhouses offer a selection of dining options as well as event hosting and catering for larger groups.
To promote dining in Vancouver parks, Cactus Club Cafe has generously offered up a $50 gift card for one of my readers so that they can enjoy the new English Bay location.
- Leave a comment naming your favourite Vancouver park (1 entry)
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 11:00am next Thursday, March 15, 2012.
Update The winner is Christina! (Comment March 7, 2:27pm)