Vancouver has some of the most beautiful picnic sites in the world. So, make the best of the balmy weather, head outside and enjoy the last days of summer at one of these spots perfect for picnics.  We have compiled a – by no means exhaustive – list of hot spots and hidden gems – to soak up the last days of summer.

  • Romancing the Park – Queen Elizabeth Park
    Boasting seasonal gardens that overlook the city, this gorgeous park is extremely popular with both locals and tourists. Pack a romantic lunch basket, grab a blanket to sit on and enjoy an intimate picnic with your special someone.
  • Cheerful Children – Granville Island
    Most famous for its waterfront public market, eclectic shops and diverse arts community, Granville Island is also home to lush pockets of tree-lined parks, perfect to seek out for hidden spots if you have children:

    • Kids Market Duck Pond
      Only steps away from the Kids Market, this is a great spot to sip on coffee, snack on Church’s Chicken treats, and watch as your kids admire the families of Canadian geese to which this spot is home.
    • Sutcliffe Park
      A favourite destination for Vancouver families on warm sunny days; behind the playground is a large grassy area, perfect for planting a blanket and laying out Church’s Chicken snacks while children work up an appetite from splashing, climbing and swimming.
  • Family Fun – Stanley Park
    Known by tourists & locals alike, you can’t go wrong with a family picnic in Stanley Park. Check out these spots for lazy days basking in the sun:

    • Stanley Park Prospect Point
      The highest elevation; it is primarily a lookout with great views of West Vancouver and the ocean!
    • Stanley Park Railway #1 and # 2
      Close to Lumbermen’s Arch and Vancouver Aquarium, this is a good place to picnic with children because it is next to a playground and near the Miniature Train. There are washrooms next to the picnic shelters.
    • Stanley Park Second Beach
      It is in close proximity of a public playground, pitch & putt, outdoor pool and washrooms. Remember though, no inflatables are allowed.
    • Ceperley Park
      It has a large field where many events are held as well as many family picnics.
    • Lost Lagoon
      Possibly the best-known water feature in Stanley Park.
    • Duck Pond
      An extension of Lost Lagoon in Ceperley Meadow.  There are usually many ducks, some Racoons, a beaver and some Canada Geese that hang around it.
    • Hallelujah Point
      A large grassy point on the south-east side of Stanley Park that has a fantastic view of the Downtown of Vancouver.  It is mainly used for just laying in the sun enjoying peace and quiet – and of course your favourite food-to-go from Church’s Chicken!
    • Brockton Point
      Brockton Point has been the main recreation area of Vancouver since it became a city.
    • Beaver Lake
      People go to Beaver Lake to walk the trails around the lake and enjoy nature!
    • Ferguson Point
      It has a fantastic westward ocean view!
    • Deer Lake Park
      It’s home to many music festivals.
    • Spanish Banks
      Made up of 3 sections: east, west, & extension (all connected to the seawall), Spanish Banks is great for picnics. Be sure to pick up your order of Church’s Chicken food-to-go.
  • Spots in the Sun for Furry Friend Fun
    • Charleson Park
      Great for picnics that involve bringing your pets!
    • Crab Park
      A great place to picnic with your pets.
    • Coopers Park
      A pet-friendly area to let your dogs off leash while you enjoy a picnic of food-to-go from Church’s Chicken.

Your Vancouver picnic will be made even better with a scrumptious Church’s Chicken meal. There is so much to choose from – something to satisfy everyone’s taste. For a perfect picnic in the park take your Church’s Chicken food-to-go. Or stop by after a fun-filled day in the sun – either way Church’s Chicken will make a good day even better!