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Vancouver’s best parklets

You’ve seen them around Vancouver, you may have even hung out on one, but you probably had no idea what it was called. Let me introduce you to parklets, an initiative launched in 2017 by the City of Vancouver and VIVA Vancouver to create dynamic public spaces. A parklet is an extended platform over a parking space that can include benches, tables, chairs, landscaping and bike parking. They’re sponsored by private partners but are open for everyone to use, as they’re designed to foster a sense of community by creating welcoming public spaces.

Top parklet picks!

Parklets are popping up all over Vancouver. Here are some of the best ones to check out.

Parallel Park

Located at Main and 14th 

Photo Credit: Amy Beeman

The original Vancouver parklet! This is the first parklet to be paired with a bike corral and modular decking and railings.

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530 Robson Street Parklet

Located at Robson and Seymour

This parklet helps widen the sidewalk and provides a unique public space that encourages community gathering.

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Urban Pasture Parklet

Located at Robson and Burrard

This is a great place to sit and people watch on Robson Street! There are long curving benches, wood decking, and lots of landscaping.

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Fraserhood

Located at Fraser and 43rd Avenue

Photo Credit: Amy Beeman

The Fraserhood has custom-made wooden benches where you can sit and relax and maybe enjoy some food from some of the local restaurants.

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French Quarter Parklet

Located at Main and 21st Avenue

Photo Credit: Amy Beeman

Multi-level planters and angular benches create a welcoming gathering place, and it’s a great place to take a rest when you’re done all your shopping on Main Street.

Find a full list of parklets in Vancouver

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