Hidden Gem Alert! Portside Park in Vancouver

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It’s hard to believe there could still be a 3.3-hectare hidden gem right smack in downtown Vancouver.

But Portside Park might just fit the bill.   It’s waterfront, has a big beach and offers some of the best views of the downtown skyline and North Shore mountains anywhere in Vancouver.  And it’s practically empty – even on a sunny, summer day.

I stumbled upon Portside Park (officially known as CRAB Park at Portside) for the first time earlier this week.  Part of the reason it’s still unknown is that it’s a bit hard to find, tucked away in an industrial part of town few people know to visit.

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Hidden Gem Alert! Portside Park in Vancouver