7 Sunset Worthy Spots in Vancouver

After months of self-isolating, it makes sense to soak up as much of Vancouver’s urban nature as possible while the weather is good. If you’re looking to spend an evening watching the sky transform in a rainbow of yellows, oranges, pinks, purples, and blues, here’s a great list of places you can do it.

 

Safety: Please remember to follow Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Good Times Guide:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Hang out in small groups, maximum of 6 is ideal
  • Socially distance, even in outdoor public space

 

Grab a picnic (Dine OutSide, running until September 21, has brought together nearly 100 restaurants offering Picnic-To-Go packs) and pack a blanket to settle down in one of these amazing Vancouver spots.

 

On Top of a Mountain

Sunsets always look more spectacular when you’re up high. If you want to get a view of the city, head to a local mountain and catch the last rays of the sun as the glimmer off Downtown’s buildings.

Grouse Mountain boasts a stunning golden hour view of the city, and right now, they are offering 40% off admission after 4 pm.

If you’re looking for a sunset view that showcases nature, head to the Sea to Sky Gondola, where you’ll see the sun setting over the Howe Sound and local mountain ranges. You can also save 40% off day tickets here when purchasing tickets after 4 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

West End

A whole host of beachy sunset choices will greet you at the West End‘s English Bay; Third Beach, Second Beach, English Bay Beach, and the aptly-named Sunset Beach. Grab a blanket and settle down on a socially distanced patch of sand or grass, and enjoy the beautiful view.

If you’re looking for food, before or after watching the sun go down over the bay, there are many restaurants in the West End taking part in Dine OutSide.

 

Kitsilano

Much like the West End, Kitsilano has several beach spots where you can set-up and watch the sun kiss the mountains. Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks are nice for quietly soaking up the last of the suns rays, while Kitsilano Beach is the place to go to if you’re not into sitting still. Head here for sports courts or a swim in Vancouver’s only saltwater outdoor swimming pool.

Feeling peckish after all that activity? Here are Kitsilano’s Dine OutSide options.

 

Queen Elizabeth Park

If you want to get above Vancouver without having to go up a mountain, look no further than Queen Elizabeth Park. The park is the perfect spot to end a summer’s day after exploring mount pleasant and the surrounding area. This hill, in the middle of the city, provides fantastic views of Vancouver, the surrounding mountains, and False Creek. Once the sky starts changing, the lights of the city start flickering and make for a magical view.

 

Stanley Park

The world-famous Stanley Park is one of Vancouver’s gems. There’s so much to do in the park; from horse-drawn tours to bike rides and rainforest trails, beaches to the seawall, Stanley Park Brewing to The Tea House Restaurant. We’ve condensed the very best into ‘Stanley Park in a day. After spending the day in this amazing part of Vancouver, why leave to seek a sunset when you can enjoy it right where you are?

Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours are offering savings of 50% when purchasing tickets at the Stanley park booth.

Brockton Point, Stanley Park

 

On the Water

Adventure doesn’t end just because the sun is going down. Whether you’re an experienced paddler or enthusiastic beginner, the placid water of False Creek is the perfect spot to watch the sunset on the water.

Vancouver Water Adventures is offering weekday savings, of up to 50%, on Seadoo, kayak and paddleboard rentals.

 

From the Sky

Harbour Air offers evening flightseeing tours that leave the Coal Harbour terminal at 6:30pm. Ok, so this technically isn’t quite sunset, but the city, mountain and ocean panorama is unparalleled and makes for a true splurge-worthy Vancouver experience. After you descend, golden hour will be upon you and the Harbour Air terminal makes for a spectacular sunset viewing spot.

Visiting Vancouver? Save 30% off room rates at Vancouver’s Listel Hotel when you travel with Harbour Air.

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