The Lazy Man’s Guide to Vancouver Picnics

A warm breeze, a light meal, and a blanket to roll around on for a little while: Could there be any date concept more simple and perfect than a picnic? The catch, for some dudes, however, is the prep. In case a baguette and cheese don’t cut it (and really, they should), we’ve compiled, for you, the lazy man’s guide to picnics in Vancouver.

Vanier Park
The pristine lawn surrounding the Museum of Vancouver offers highbrow picnicking – and an obvious backup plan, if you get bored. Stop at the new Ploger Delikatessen for pork schnitzel on a bun and some apple strudel. 1900 West 1st Ave., 604-569-1848.

Boundary Bay
Bird lovers flock here, but it’s also a terrific destination for a bike ride, kayaking or a stroll. A pristine oceanside setting calls for super fresh sushi, courtesy of Go Go Sushi. 4855 Delta St., 604-940-3323.

Crab Park
Between downtown and the Port lies a gem of a sunbathing spot. Grab a clubhouse sandwich to go from Deacon’s Corner and enjoy some urban tranquility. 101 Main St., 604-684-1555.

Pacific Spirit Park
Avoid the crowds of Spanish Banks and head to Pacific Spirit Park for a hike through the temperate rainforest. Finish with a Mediterranean spread – think antipasti, tapenade, cheese, baguettes, dessert and fruit – from Provence. 4473 West 10th St., 604-222-1980.

Sandy Cove
Hit West Vancouver’s Sandy Cove at low tide for secluded beach-combing. Stop at Whole Foods, in Park Royal, for the fireworks picnic menu, which includes spinach orzo pasta and delectable potato salad. 925 Main St., 604-678-0500.

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  1. You can also picnic in Vanier Park before a Bard on the Beach performance, with a delish picnic from Emelle’s Catering. Check Emelle’s website for all the details…

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