One of Jericho Beach Park's most popular elements is its large pond which is home to dozens of birds and other animals.
Jericho Beach Park, encompassing the Beach to the North and the Park to the South, the area contains a maze of paths and natural features including forests, meadows, marshlands, beaches and ponds.
Located between the beach and the network of roads, the Park offers a place for naturalists, exercise enthusiasts, dog walkers, families, groups and individuals to enjoy as well as a place for migrating animals and those who have found a home in the Park's boundaries. Connected to Jericho Beach by a series of trails and bridges, the Park is filled with people enjoying the relaxed surroundings.
The park lands were once the site of a native village - when settlers came to the region it became a logging camp named Jerry's Cove which morphed into its current designation: Jericho. Jericho Beach Park was also Vancouver's first Golf course - however, during the 1930s the area was appropriated by the Department of Defense and turned into a seaplane base. The land was turned over to the city of Vancouver in the 1970s and all the buildings along the beach demolished and the area converted to the Beach and Park.
There are many amenities found within Jericho Beach Park. There are many pathways throughout the Park, along the grassy meadows, forests and around the large pond. The Park also encompasses seating, picnic tables as well as a nearby Youth Hostel.
Jericho Beach Park offers west coast forests for hikes and picnics as well as grassy meadows overlooking the nearby Beach. The beautiful natural surroundings, pathways and amenities has made this a popular place for visitors, residents and people looking to escape the busy shoreline and into the quiet natural surroundings of the Park.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Jericho Park, Vancouver, British ColumbiaThe Park is located south of Jericho Beach along NW Marine Dr. and 4th Ave.
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region