John Lawson Park
John Lawson Park has long been a favourite spot for children and families on the North Shore. The park is located along the waterfront in West Vancouver, at the foot of 17th Street. With stunning views of Burrard Inlet, swimming, playground, waterpark, picnic areas and walking paths, John Lawson has something for everyone.
Things to Do in John Lawson Park
John Lawson Park has a new splash park and playground that your kids are sure to love! The playground includes a pirate ship, a train and other modern playground equipment.
During the hot summer months, John Lawson Park is a great place to cool down with a swim in the ocean. The Pier at John Lawson Park is a great spot to watch cruise ships and sunset.
John Lawson Park is the perfect place for a picnic. There are picnic tables and lots of grassy areas where you can put down a blanket.
John Lawson Park is located along the famous Centennial Seawalk. The Centennial Seawalk stretches from Ambleside to Dundarave, and is favoured by walkers and joggers. Walking the Centennial Seawalk is a favourite activity of local residents. Enjoy the spectacular views of Burrard Inlet while you walk the seawall. There are plenty of nearby places to grab a coffee, ice cream or a treat and many restaurants.
John Lawson Park Amenities Include:
- Splash Park (open May long weekend to Labour Day in September)
- Information kiosk
- Drinking fountain
- Picnic tables, some sheltered
Note: No dogs are allowed in John Lawson Park
Getting to John Lawson Park
John Lawson Park is located at the foot of 17th Street at the waterfront in West Vancouver. A parking lot and street-side parking are available. Make sure to check the parking regulations, so you don’t get a ticket. Most parking in the area has a two hour limit during the day.
Transit from downtown Vancouver: Take either the 250: Horseshoe Bay, 250A Dundarave or the 253 Caufield, heading east along West Georgia St. In West Vancouver, get off at 17th Street and walk south for one block.