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A Guide to Everett Crowley Park That Left Us Breathless (Literally!)

Guide to Everett Crowley Park in Vancouver
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One time while we were wandering around Everett Crowley Park, we came across some kids playing hide-and-seek. Two of them were hiding behind a bush, giggling away, so it didn’t take long for them to get found!

That moment really showed us how this park can bring out the fun and joy in everyone. We even saw a couple helping each other cool down after a tough jog!

But enough about who we bumped into. Let’s dive into this awesome hidden gem in Vancouver’s green spaces, from its peaceful forest trails to the stunning panoramic views of the city skyline.

Time Zone

Pacific Standard Time (PST) (UTC-8)

Best Time to Go

The best time to go to Everett Crowley Park is during the summer months, which is during the months of June, July and August. 

With average temperatures reaching a comfortable 17°C and occasional highs of 21°C, summer in the city offers the perfect conditions for outdoor adventures and exploration. 

What is the history of Everett Crowley Park?

What is the history of Everett Crowley Park

Everett Crowley Park in Vancouver is a cherished urban green space offering hiking trails and panoramic views. 

The park is important for its biodiversity and recreational value, it provides locals and tourists with a peaceful retreat for outdoor activities, fostering a connection with nature and promoting community well-being.

In the middle of the 20th century, Everett Crowley Park used to be 38 hectares of urban wilderness and was the city’s largest landfill. Then, it was closed for almost 20 years, and was reclaimed by nature before becoming a park in 1987.

This was largely due to the persistence of local residents, many of whom volunteered in the years after to improve the park by removing invasive plants. 

Now, the park is a large collection of small trails, along with a duck pond, a small meadow, ample room for off-leash dogs, and a few reminders of its landfill past, including a giant tractor tire one can hypothetically jump into.

Things to Know

Currency: Canadian Dollar

Language: English

Calling Code: +1  

How to Get to Everett Crowley Park

To reach the park, simply head two minutes south of East 49th Avenue. It’s located directly east of the Fraserview Golf Course. If you’re coming from the River District, just take a two-minute walk northbound, and you’ll spot Everett Crowley Park on the right-hand side. 

Where to Stay near Everett Crowley Park

Holiday Inn Express

Address: 4405 Central Blvd, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M3, Canada

Phone: +1 604-438-1881

Pricing: $$

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Across the street from the SkyTrain rapid transit system, the Holiday Inn Express in Burnaby is only a 6-minute drive to Everett Crowley Park. Inside are cozy rooms with all the basics—flat-screen TVs, minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers.

Inside, there’s a complimentary breakfast bar, outdoor heated pool, and a 24-hour exercise room. And here’s the cherry on top: free parking! 

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown

Address: 6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7, Canada

Phone: +1 604-438-1200

Pricing: $$

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Located in the heart of Burnaby, the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is a 6-minute drive to Everett Crowley Park. The hotel itself is quite charming, with neutrally-colored interiors and their suites include separate living areas with sofa beds.

As you head inside, there’s a restaurant and lounge, fitness center, rooftop pool, whirlpool and business centers. Parking is also available onsite.

Cassandra Hotel

Address: 3075 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5J8, Canada

Phone: +1 604-430-3441

Pricing: $$

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The Cassandra Hotel is located in the Collingwood area, which is known as the “Gateway to Vancouver.” This place takes comfort and security seriously. Forget about fumbling with keys – everything is keyless, operated by simple codes.

Despite being a bit removed from the hustle and bustle of Joyce Collingwood, the area is still easily navigable by foot. Amenities include a fitness centre, a small heated pool and a sauna.

2400 Motel

Address: 2400 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5G9, Canada

Phone: +1 604-434-2464

Pricing: $

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This classic 1946-built motel has a classic charm reminiscent of the golden age of road trips. The neon sign out front and the separated bungalow-style rooms are quite nostalgic to look at.

If you’re looking for a luxurious experience, this might not be the place for you – after all, it’s a motel. But if you’re up for a charming, old-school vibe right in the heart of bustling Vancouver, this is definitely a great place.

Best Western Plus

Address: 1041 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6P 6L6, Canada

Phone: +1 604-263-1555

Pricing: $

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Set off a major road, the Best Western Plus along Marine Drive is an 11-minute drive to Everett Crowley Park. Getting around is a breeze from here, especially if you’re hopping on public transportation. 

You’ll find a cozy informal restaurant and a welcoming lounge right here. Plus, if you’re looking to stay active or get some work done, they’ve got a gym and business center.

Where to Eat near Everett Crowley Park

Milk & Honey Café

Address: 7743 Champlain Cres, Vancouver, BC V5S 4J6, Canada

Phone: +1 778-819-2195

Pricing: $


Milk & Honey Café is a cozy space to grab a cup of coffee, along with a treat, such as waffles, croissant, or a savory sausage. The variety of drinks here are impressive, from coffee to fresh milk tea, tea, and drinks for the kids like smoothies and milk.

For families with little ones, they’ve got a small play area tucked away at the back. We recommend the Strawberry Mocha. It’s made using real puréed strawberries made in house, which adds a layer of texture and flavor to the drink.

Panago Pizza

Address: 3458 W Sawmill Cres, Vancouver, BC V5S 0E3, Canada

Phone: +1 866-310-0001

Pricing: $


Since its establishment in 1986, Panago Pizza has built a reputation for its extensive array of pizza toppings and its commitment to plant-based options.

Their plant-based cheesy bread is a real crowd-pleaser! Despite the challenges of dairy-free cheese, they nail it with just the right amount on both their pizzas and bread.

Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba

Address: 8591 River District Crossing, Vancouver, BC V5S 0C8, Canada

Phone: +1 604-423-5988

Pricing: $$


Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba is your go-to destination for authentic Japanese ramen and delightful drinks that’ll keep you refreshed.

Their soba noodles are simply divine, boasting a lovely chew and flavor that perfectly complement the rich flavors of their bowls. And don’t miss out on their appetizers – the karaage, takoyaki, and ebi are all expertly cooked and wonderfully juicy.

For those looking for a lighter lunch option, they offer smaller bowls, and the ability to select your noodle size is a fantastic feature.

District Noodle House

Address: 3468 W Sawmill Cres, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Phone: +1 604-419-8688

Pricing: $


Nestled in the River Crossing district, District Noodle House is your go-to Vietnamese restaurant, open daily and serving up the ultimate in comfort food.

The standout dish was the chicken vermicelli bowl paired with spring rolls. The chicken was juicy and flavorful, and the bed of fresh veggies and vermicelli, all brought together with a crunch from the spring rolls was great.

Bufala River District

Address: 3489 E Sawmill Cres, Vancouver, BC V5S 0E3, Canada

Phone: +1 604-423-9594

Pricing: $$


Bufala River District is the place for scratch-made Neapolitan-style pizzas, pastas, small plates, and an extensive beverage selection including cocktails, wines, craft beers, and espresso.

When it comes to pizza choices, get the olive pizza. The beef short rib with Gorgonzola mashed potatoes is also a good choice. The beef was so tender and rich, it practically fell apart.

What to Do in Everett Crowley Park

Walk through the Trails

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Address: 8200 Kerr St, Vancouver, BC V5S 4G5, Canada

Phone: +1 604-873-7000


At Everett Crowley Park, there’s this whole bunch of trails where folks of all ages can stroll around and check out the wildlife. You got Snake Trail, Vista Way, Raptor Way, and Everett Loop, which are cool for walking your pooch off-leash.

If you’re up for it, you can start your hike at the parking lot on Kerr Street. From there, you can take the Snake, Vista, and Creekside Trail Loop. It winds around Mount Everett, Manfred’s Meadow, and Avalon Pond.

Check out Avalon Pond

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Address: 8200 Kerr St, Vancouver, BC V5S 4G5, Canada

Phone: +1 604-873-7000


Avalon Pond is situated nearby to Manfred’s Meadow and Everett Crowley Park. It was named after Avalon Dairy, owned by Everett Crowley, who served as Vancouver Park Commissioner from 1961 to 1966.

The pond is a great place to stop after hiking the trails in the park. These are lots of ducks, heron, eagles, and hummingbirds where Kinross Creek exits Avalon pond. It’s a nice place to sit and meditate to the sounds of Kinross Creek.

Stroll and Have a Picnic at Manfred’s Meadow

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Address: 8200 Kerr St, Vancouver, BC V5S 4G5, Canada

Phone: +1 604-873-7000


Manfred’s Meadow is a delightful spot to take a breather and have a picnic. It’s surrounded by an abundance of plants and flowers, all thanks to the Environmental Youth Alliance, who set it up to help out our native Blue Orchard Mason Bees.

There are also benches scattered throughout the meadow where you can  soak in the rustle of the trees, the chirping of birds, and all the other wildlife sounds surrounding you.

Enjoy the View

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Address: 8200 Kerr St, Vancouver, BC V5S 4G5, Canada

Phone: +1 604-873-7000


As you reach the top of the park, you’ll get a fantastic view of the north arm of the Fraser River. The picturesque landscape of the patterned Richmond farmlands are a sight to see.

And if you luck out with a clear day, you can even spot the Gulf Islands and Mount Baker in the distance. It’s quite a sight!

Marvel at the Sights and Sounds of Fraser River

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Address: 8200 Kerr St, Vancouver, BC V5S 4G5, Canada

Phone: +1 604-873-7000


As you stroll along, you’ll notice that from various spots on this walk, you can catch glimpses or even hear the nearby Fraser River. It’s famous for its rich fishing grounds, where you can reel in some impressive catches. 

Anglers come here for the white sturgeon, as well as all five species of Pacific salmon: chinook, coho, chum, pink, and sockeye. And let’s not forget about the steelhead trout.

Where to Shop near Everett Crowley Park

Miller’s Your Independent Grocer

Address: 7190 Kerr St, Vancouver, BC V5S 4W2, Canada

Phone: +1 604-433-0434


Miller’s Independent Grocer is a convenient spot for grabbing your groceries in a pinch, offering competitive prices akin to those at Superstore. 

You’ll find all the usual grocery sections here, making it a one-stop-shop for your needs. Their deli section is pretty impressive, boasting an array of tempting meat and cheese platters, as well as veggie and fruit trays that look downright appetizing.

Parking can be a bit of a challenge, with a busy lot and tight spaces, but fear not – there’s plenty of it available.

Champlain Square

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Address: 7132 Kerr St, Vancouver, BC V5S 2A6, Canada

Phone: +1 604-451-0130


This outdoor mall is a gem, offering a mix of essentials and treats that cater perfectly to the surrounding residential neighborhoods. 

With a grocery store, liquor store, dollar store, bakery, Shoppers Drug Mart, Starbucks, and a selection of takeout and dine-in eateries, it’s got everything you need under one roof.

What’s great about it is that it strikes a balance – it’s bustling enough to support a diverse range of stores and eateries, but it never gets overwhelmingly busy. So, you can enjoy the lively atmosphere without feeling crowded or rushed.

Kin’s Farm Market

Address: 7060 Kerr St Unit 7, Vancouver, BC V5S 4W2, Canada

Phone: +1 604-451-1329


What’s really cool about this market is that they’ve got just about everything you could ever need when it comes to greens – whether you’re after exotic veggies or everyday staples.

Plus, they sweeten the deal with daily specials, offering discounted prices on their already fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables. 

Apps to Download for a Trip to Everett Crowley Park

Vancouver Transit Live: real time schedule of Vancouver BC’s TransLink buses.

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Uber: book a ride anywhere in Vancouver, lets you track the driver’s location in real-time on the app and provide an estimated time of arrival.
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PayByPhone: pay for parking spots in the city.

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GPSmyCity: Self-guided walks over 1,000 cities in Vancouver, with built-in GPS navigation functions. Works both online and offline.
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