The View from CRAB Park

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

There’s a park on tip of Downtown Vancouver that has gorgeous city and mountain views along the shores of Burrard Inlet — and it’s not called Stanley. While it doesn’t have the towering cedars and dozens of kilometres in forest trails that our Crown Jewel boasts, Portside Park (CRAB Park) is a slice of serenity on the edge of the bustling city and the only waterfront public green space in the Downtown Eastside.

Vancouver Skyline


Where: 101 E Waterfront Rd, Vancouver
Dogg Off-Leash Area: East side of the park
Features: 3.31 hectares/8.18 acres with water access, washroom facilities, benches, a children’s play area. It also features several memorials and commemorations. There is a mosaic pertaining to the Komagata Maru, First Nations pieces, a dedication garden from our sister city of Yokohama, Japan, and a Missing Women’s Memorial Stone. This memorial stone has become a very powerful, cherished and often visited memorial for the community. The memorial was written and placed by Don Larson. You can take a virtual tour via the NEST at CRAB Park online.

Portside Park Portside Park Portside Park


The official name of green space, tucked between the docks and downtown, is CRAB Park at Portside. CRAB is a description: It was named during the campaign to Create a Real Accessible Beach and be a haven for humans, their pets, and the nature around it. Formed in 1987 through the five-year advocacy work of Crab-Water for Life Society, it’s home to an annual Canada Day celebration put on by its founding organization [source].

The View from CRAB Park

Crab Park Afternoon

Portside Park

Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge (8/50)

Crab Park, Vancouver

Urban Fisherman

Golden Hour

Crab Park Sunset

Sundown At Crab Park

While You Were Sleeping, Vancouver...

Basking in the Glory of Downtown Vancouver | CRAB Park at Portside

Crabtree Park Panorama

Related: Lighthouse Park, Flight Path Park, Campbell Valley Park, Hume Park, Peace Arch Park, Garry Point Park, Burnaby’s Confederation Park, Traboulay PoCo Trail.

Comments are closed on this post
Also on