Yaletown’s Best Kept Secret? Inside George Wainborn Park

Photo credit: dooq | Flickr

Photo credit: dooq | Flickr

With the weather heating up, Vancouver’s beaches and parks are filling up.

Waterfront real estate, especially, is at a premium.  Visit English Bay on a warm afternoon and you’ll be lucky to find a spot to lay your beach blanket.  On holiday weekends, every strip of sand from Spanish Banks on the West Side to Third Beach in Stanley Park is filled with tanned bodies.

But there’s one waterfront park in the heart of Vancouver that you may just have all to yourself: George Wainborn Park in Yaletown.

Situated on False Creek, and encircled by gleaming new condo towers, George Wainborn is 2.5 hectares of brilliant green lawn sloping gently to the waterfront.  The seawall stretches along the park’s southern edge.  The vista takes in False Creek, Granville Island and the Art Deco majesty of the Granville Street Bridge.  It’s beautifully maintained, in one of the busiest parts of the city and – amazingly –  never full. Continue reading:
Yaletown’s Best Kept Secret? Inside George Wainborn Park