David Lam Park, Vancouver

David Lam Park, Vancouver

The grassy 11-acre expanse of refreshing green space in the midst of the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver, David Lam Park embodies some of what the Concord Pacific beach neighbourhood dwellers value the most — art, fitness, and nature — all just a short walk away from the Granville Strip and the cobbled streets of Yaletown. Set practically on the seawall, this stunning park represents an intricate mix of active and passive recreation opportunities, complemented with skyline and truly great views.

As part of the chain of city parks along False Creek’s north waterfront, David Lam Park provides high-value open space that brings the public to the water’s edge, with environmental enhancements at the foreshore. There is an abundance of sports (tennis and basketball) courts and children’s playgrounds sheltered by lush plantings, large open lawns ideal for kite flying, volleyball, Frisbee or a lazy day out resting in the sunshine or picnicking.

Among other amenities here is a restful Chinese garden for quiet reflection, with plantings of Chinese origin for people to enjoy in memory of David Lam, BC Lieutenant Governor, after whom the park has been named, echoing his devotion to both landscape and uniting communities. At the northwest corner of the park, near the foot of Homer Street, there are imagery and materials recalling the history of the site — its former rocky shore edge reconstructed in granite — and glass-etched photographs displaying scenes from the industrial history of Yaletown. At the water’s edge, loading dock canopies were once a common fixture; today, a similar canopy of glass and steel serves a new function: shelter from rain or sun.

Each summer, David Lam Park plays host to several outdoor festivals, including the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Yaletown Outdoor Movie Nights. It is also a local favorite for dog-walking and is a home to several intriguing sculptures nestled along the waterfront, making it a great art walk. Even the public bathrooms have been made into an art piece with a waterfall cascading down the side of the building.

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Sight Name: David Lam Park
Sight Location: Vancouver, Canada (See walking tours in Vancouver)
Sight Type: Park/Outdoor
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Walking Tours in Vancouver, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Vancouver

Create Your Own Walk in Vancouver

Creating your own self-guided walk in Vancouver is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Vancouver Yaletown Walking Tour

Vancouver Yaletown Walking Tour

For many years Yaletown neighbourhood has been the thriving industrial heart of Vancouver. This historic part of the city looks unlike any other and is considered to be the home of Vancouver's "elite" society. This self-guided walking tour will take you to the most significant Yaletown spots.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Vancouver Downtown Walking Tour

Vancouver Downtown Walking Tour

Numerous historic and otherwise notable landmarks scattered around downtown Vancouver make it a hot traveler's destination. Each such landmark is unique in itself and has a great deal of story to tell their visitors, be it cultural history or simple amusement. Take this self-guided walking tour to enjoy some of the top sights of downtown Vancouver!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Vancouver Chinatown Walking Tour

Vancouver Chinatown Walking Tour

Vancouver's Chinatown is North America's second largest Chinese-centered area, and it has long attracted hordes of tourists with its expressive culture, inexpensive but delicious food, and fabulous traditional architecture. Take this self-guided walking tour to explore some of the most magnificent attractions of Vancouver's Chinatown.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Vancouver Introduction Walking Tour

Vancouver Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Downtown Churches

Downtown Churches

Vancouver's churches, cathedrals and chapels are as numerous as they are diverse, reflecting the nation's religious history and the cultural heritage of the city. This self-guided walking tour will take you to some of the most sacred places of worship in downtown Vancouver.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Gastown Walking Tour

Gastown Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles

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