An all-time favourite summer activity is picnicking. And if you like picnics, you are lucky because Vancouver is considered to have some of the most beautiful picnic sites in the world! To help you choose the perfect place for your next picnic, we are compiling a list of some of the best spots in the Lower Mainland.
Whether you are planning a romantic picnic date or want to have some quality time with the family, these are the spots you should consider!
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Stanley Park is certainly one of the most popular picnic sites in Vancouver. The designated picnic areas at the Park offer shelters, kitchens, access to water and electricity, and more! Besides, before stopping for your picnic meal, you can walk/bike the scenic Seawall, visit the Totem Poles or check out the Vancouver Aquarium!
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If you are looking for a picnic spot that will make adults and kids happy, this is your choice! Queens Park offers picnic table and shelters, a petting zoo to, skate park, tennis courts, rose gardens, a spray park, playground, off-leash dog area, hike trails and much more. The perfect place to enjoy a nice sunny day full of fun for the whole family!
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If you like boating, swimming and hiking, this is the perfect picnic spot for you! Located at the North Shore, this Park offers a playground, picnic shelter, the famous Quarry Rock hike, change rooms, boat launch, Deep Cove Boathouse, kayaking, greenbelt and much more! P.s: don't forget to grab some famous honey doughnuts to enjoy at your picnic!
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Considered Port Moody's best-known Park, the Rocky Point is another great place for a family picnic! There, you can not only enjoy your picnic but also take the kids to the playground, hike along the Shoreline Trail, or even rent a kayak or paddle-board. At the Rocky Point, you won't run out of fun activities to do before and after your picnic meal!
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Looking for a romantic spot to go on a picnic date? Stop looking because you just found it! Queen Elizabeth is Vancouver’s horticultural jewel and the home of the Bloedel Conservatory. Before stopping at your favourite picnic spot, go for a romantic walk and enjoy the quarry gardens, arboretum and the rose garden. I can't get more romantic than this!