Distance from Vancouver:
Located in West Vancouver off Marine Drive (at 13th Street).
Liked: Easy access
off Marine Drive, pleasant stroll along the water, nice water and
Stanley Park views, multitude of activities available.
Of note: Windy,
noise from seaplanes, railroad track along the park, the park is very
popular, some messages and drawn pictures at the base of the welcoming
woman wooden statue are objectionable.
Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook (2010 edition)
Page 1 (Vancouver) C1. The latest edition of Backroad Mapbook for this and other regions, as well as GPS maps, are available at
Ambleside Park - District of West Vancouver Official Site.
Other Trips in West Vancouver area:
Howe Sound Crest South Trail.
Located just 10-15 minutes from Vancouver,
Ambleside Park in West Vancouver (turn from Marine Drive onto 13th
Street) offers plenty of recreational
opportunities and a substantial amount of parking. Walking, jogging,
swimming, beach volleyball, golf, field hockey, soccer,
off-leash dog play area attract many visitors to Ambleside Park. There
are good views of Stanley Park, Lions Gate bridge, and the city of West
Vancouver. Washrooms and a small concession stand are available as well.
1. A weathered sign welcomes you
to Ambleside Park.
Photo of Ambleside Park West Vancouver British Columbia Canada
2. Native art piece near the
Ambleside Park West Vancouver BC
3. The path along the beach and
Ambleside Park West Van British Columbia Canada
4. West Vancouver seen from
Ambleside Park. Looking West.
City of West Vancouver seen from Ambleside Park British Columbia
5. Looking East at the Lions
Gate bridge. Far ahead you can see the red cranes of Port Metro
Lions Gate bridge picture as seen from West Vancouver British
6. Seagull at Ambleside Park
with a friend it has recently met.
Seagull with starfish in West Vancouver British Columbia Canada
7a. This woman is welcoming the
ships arriving to Vancouver. The statue's base is covered with many
messages and drawn pictures, some of which are quite inappropriate, and
would make parents wish they did not bring their children to this point
of the park.
Ambleside Park welcoming woman statue - West Vancouver BC Canada
7b. October of 2010 update - the welcoming statue has
been repainted, and the base of the statue (with all the "messages") has
been painted over. However, new messages started appearing there, so be
careful if you are walking in the vicinity with your children.
Ambleside Park Welcoming Statue - West Vancouver Province of BC Canada
8. There is also a small pond in
Pond at Ambleside Park West Vancouver British Columbia
9. Ducks and even a turtle can
be found in the pond.
Ambleside Park turtle British Columbia Canada
10. Many houses are located
across Marine Drive from Ambleside Park.
West Vancouver BC Canada
11. One of the park buildings,
located close to field hockey playing area, has this painting on the
Ambleside Park building painting British Columbia Canada
12. A railroad runs parallel to
Ambleside Park, as this rail bridge shows.
Ambleside Park West Van BC Canada
13. Several men were
fishing in the creek flowing under the bridge.
Railway Bridge at Ambleside Park West Vancouver Canada
14. You can see a bit of
downtown Vancouver from Ambleside Park. A slightly zoomed photo.
Lions Gate bridge and downtown Vancouver seen from West Vancouver
15. Zooming closer, we can see
much of Vancouver's downtown glory.
Downtown Vancouver BC seen from Ambleside Park West Vancouver
16. This lady was making a
painting of the attractive nature of Ambleside Park.
Ambleside Park artist - West Vancouver BC Canada
17. Here is the view of Lions Gate Bridge from
Ambleside Park at night.
Night view Lions Gate Bridge British Columbia Canada
18. Zooming in, we see the bright lights of downtown
Downtown Vancouver BC seen at night from Ambleside park British Columbia
-> 006 Ambleside Park Trip