Alexandra Park, Vancouver

Alexandra Park is a small park just off First Beach in the West End of Vancouver. It is a popular summertime destination for a quiet place to relax and to listen to the bands playing every Sunday afternoon. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

Alexandra Park is quiet in the winter months but offers a beautiful westward view toward the ocean and mountains.

STATS

Type:

Park

Season:

All Seasons

Weather:

All Weather

Time:

1 hour

Cost:

Free

What to bring:

Snack, Blanket

Alexandra Park is found just off Beach Avenue and Bidwell Street directly off English Bay. This quiet Park is ideal for people to lie down on a grassy knoll as it is quieter then the hectic beach not so far away and the park has the added bonus of a place for bands to play for the public on Sunday mornings in the summer.

Although not much to look at with only an inaccessible gazebo and trees and flowers, the park offers a few things that may interest locals and tourists.

On the edge bordering Pacific Street, there are rows of benches which look out over top of the English Bay caf� and into the ocean which is an amazing view which however, comes at the cost of a road between it. However, this is prime territory in the summer if you want somewhere a little quieter to sit instead of fighting for space on the beach. Many people also bring picnics and blankets to have a quieter and shadier place to enjoy a warm summer day in the west end while still having access to the amenities of the beach such as the cafe's, restaurants and Denman Street.

The best kept secret in this pocket park are the variety of bands that play in the gazebo (otherwise known as the Haywood Bandstand) during the summer for anyone who would like a free show, from brass to military, many bands have played here every Sunday in the summer months to the enjoyment of many. If you have a free Sunday in the summer, come to this park and enjoy some wonderful music in the shade.

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Vancouver's Alexandra Park Gazebo that stands in the middle of this small space is home in the summer months to the succession of bands that play throughout the year on Sundays. Otherwise, it is inaccessible to the general public.


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Corner of Beach Avenue and Bidwell Street.
1755 Beach Avenue


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