Eating inside is so last season. Now is the perfect time to lay down a checkboard blanket on the grass and eat your favourite snacks. On a perfect Vancouver day, when the sun is shining, you legitimately cannot walk around the seawall peacefully because it feels like the entire city is there. Rather than fighting for a corner of David Lam Park or finding yourself sitting amongst the goose poop near Stanley Park, we put together a list of some top-secret parks in Vancouver.

It is just too pretty these days to waste a moment of sunshine inside your apartment. So what are you waiting for?

Go fill up a picnic basket with some tasty bites and refreshing beverages and lounge outdoors. Honestly, no summer is complete without enjoying a laid-back feast on the lawn at least once.

To keep you entertained, make sure to bring a book, portable speakers, and a frisbee. Before you step out the door, make sure to text your BFF the details on where to meet up at the park.

Here are seven secret summer picnic spots in Vancouver you need to discover:

Jonathan Rogers Park

Address: 110 W. 7th Ave., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: We love this park as there is a large stretch of lawn. It is a fantastic spot to lay down a blanket and enjoy the lookout of the city.


Robson Park

Address: 599 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go:

Nope, Robson Park is not on Robson Street. If you tend to go lobster red after 5 minutes in the sun, this park would be a great choice.

You'll find plenty of giant trees that provide ample shade for your picnic.


MacLean Park

Address: 710 Keefer St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: MacLean Park is always a good choice in the summer as there is a water park where you can run through the sprinklers to cool off.


Habitat Island 

Address: 1616 Columbia St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Known by locals as beer island is especially pretty at sunset. Go here to grab a seat along the coast, and enjoy the amazing views.


Hidden Park Behind Vancouver School Board

Address: W. 10th Ave. and Fir St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: This off-the-radar hidden gem in the South Granville neighbourhood is right behind the Vancouver School Board.


Mount Pleasant Park

Address: 3161 Ontario St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Just off Main street in the heart of one of the leafiest and most beautiful neighbourhoods, this place is popping in the summer with BFFs meeting up and playing spike ball.


Woodland Park

Address: 705 Woodland Dr., Vancouver, BC V5L 3R2

Why You Need To Go: This park is perfect if you want to escape the crowds at other popular picnic spots. Inside you'll find a long row of huge trees covered in bright green leaves and a community garden filled with blooms and it's right next to the best breweries.

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