The West Vancouver Fishing Wharf in Ambleside Park offers a long dock into the Burrard Inlet which allows for fishing and crabbing.
Ambleside Park is a mixed use waterfront park along West Vancouver.
Honouring its historical roots, the park is filled with cairns and memorials and the old ferry building once used to shuttle passengers and cars across the Burrard Inlet before the construction of the Lion's Gate Bridge.
Visitors to the park can walk along the fifteen block span, see the open air bird sanctuary and its many avian residents (and if you're lucky, one of the many beavers that makes his home in the pond environment), the popular pitch and putt, several dog areas, grassy areas with a variety of fields for soccer, baseball and other sports, and several heritage buildings which house arts and festivals. Local farmers markets are also located in the Park during the harvest season from spring to late fall.
The park begins at the most eastern end of West Vancouver at the mouth of the Capilano River not far from the Park Royal Shopping Center and extends westward, ending at the rocky beaches of Dundarave. The popular 1.7 kilometer Seawalk trail which opened in 1968 to commemorate Canada's 100th birthday is a chance to see English Bay from a different perspective with views of the large tankers waiting to be unloaded, the Stanley Park Seawall and the skyline of Downtown Vancouver. Due to the volume of people on the Seawalk trail, no biking or rollerblading is permitted.
With its large variety of activities ranging from swimming, boating and fishing to walking, running and playing sports, the park is always teeming with people. One of the most popular areas in Ambleside Park is the fishing pier where people gather to fish and crab off the wooden dock. (Read about crabbing in the Lower Mainland here)
Ambleside Park is an excellent place to discover West Vancouver for all ages and fitness levels which continues to entice people to its sunny and scenic shores.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Ambleside Park, North VancouverStretches from the entrance by Park Royal through Ambleside to the end in Dundarave
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region