Crab Park at Portside, Vancouver

The Downtown skyline visible from Crab Park at Portside in Vancouver, British Columbia contains such recognizable buildings such as Canada Place along the shoreline and the Harbour Centre Lookout along with stunning views of the North Shore Mountains and the Burrard Inlet. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

Crab Park offers spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains, Harbour Centre Lookout and Canada Place.

STATS

Type:

Park

Season:

All Seasons

Weather:

All Weather

Time:

1 hour

Cost:

Pay Parking

What to bring:

Camera, Binoculars, Sense of Curiosity, Blanket

With its stunning locale between Vancouver's Downtown and the Port, Crab Park at Portside is a large, open space for everyone. Once referred to as Lucklucky, the Native phrase for Grove of Beautiful Trees, the area has evolved to become one of the largest Parks along the shores of the Burrard Inlet with dozens of interesting views to see from the piers and along the walkways that weave through the grassy meadows and trees along the Park.

Crab Park nestled between the Downtown of Vancouver and the Port of Vancouver was established to create a Park on the city's northern edge along the Burrard Inlet. Renamed from Portside Park to Crab Park at Portside, the designation has little to do with the small creatures that scuttle along the rocks on the shore but instead stems from the acronym 'Create a Real Available Park' to provide a place for Downtown Residents to stretch their legs, sit in the grass or the beach and enjoy the views.

Its large open grassy field is popular with workers from the surrounding buildings to sit the sun or to play games of Frisbee and football. Dogs can be seen frolicking through its large off leash area. Summer sees people enjoying picnics and swimming in the salt waters of the Burrard Inlet.

Along with its sweeping views of the Inlet, the North Shore, the Downtown skyline and the Port of Vancouver where onlookers can see barges and container vessels loading and unloading, the Park itself is an interesting site with many historical ties to the settlers in the area as well as the natives which preceded them. The area Crab Park is located on was once known to the local natives as Lucklucky, the word for Grove of Beautiful Trees and also served as a natural portage to False Creek as it was lined with swampy marshland. When settlers arrived, the area was cleared and became home to the Methodist Church mission in 1867.

Crab Park at Portside commemorates its history as well as those who have called the area near the Park home. In the 1990s, a monument was erected to remember the missing women of Vancouver's Downtown East side whose plights remain unknown.

The Park today overlooks the Burrard Inlet, Canada Place, the Port of Vancouver and the North Shore offering a place for everyone to enjoy, creating the parkland the area needed for its surrounding residents amidst some of the most beautiful and iconic views in the city.

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Crab Park at Portside in Vancouver, British Columbia is located on the edge of the Downtown Core beside the Port of Vancouver. With views overlooking the bright red cranes of the Port, the many boats going through the Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains, the Park is a beautiful and popular locale.
The pier at Crab Park at Portside is located on the most northern tip of the Park offering seating and views toward the Port, Canada Place, across the Burrard Inlet and toward the North Shore and the Mountains. Visitors can also enjoy the Downtown skyline and the Seabus and Cruise Ships leaving their respective terminals.
Crab Park at Portside on the edge of Burrard Inlet in Vancouver, British Columbia is located in what was once known as LuckLucky, which means 'Grove of Beautiful Trees'. Vancouver as part of its centennial plaque program which celebrates different historical information about different regions of the city.
Known as Luckylucky by the original inhabitants of the Burrard Inlet, Crab Park at Portside (previously known as Portside Park) is a large park along the Port of Vancouver with views of the Burrard Inlet, North Shore and iconic Vancouver, British Columbia buildings.


Location of Crab Park at Portside

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There are two ways to access Crab Park - cross over the train tracks at the bridge on the north end of main street or the Cordova Street tunnel under Canada Place.


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