West Vancouver : Ambleside Park

Mini Trip continue this weekend with a short trip to the nearby Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.

Ambleside Beach
Ambleside Beach

The beach is just across from the Lions Gate Bridge and taking the 250 Horseshoe Bay or 250A Dundarave and then getting off around the 13th Avenue directly here.

Ambleside Beach
Ambleside Beach

I came across a fishing pier, where people actually had fishing rods going straight into the sea.

Fishing Wharf
Fishing Wharf
The fishing rod from above the pier ...
The fishing rod from above the pier …

The bridge towards the pier…

the bridge towards the pier
the bridge towards the pier

Back on the shore ..

ugly kitty on the beach side
ugly kitty on the beach side
ambleside beach
ambleside beach
gorgeous waters
gorgeous waters
the side of the beach
the side of the beach
fountain
fountain
Ambleside
Ambleside

The beach is more like a pebble beach so it isn’t very comfortable to walk on.  It was also low tide so the seaweed or algae were all washed up against the sands.

the beach !
the beach !
Ambleside Beach
Ambleside Beach
Ambleside Beach
Ambleside Beach
ambleside park
ambleside park
beach
beach
ambleside beach
ambleside beach
ambleside beach
ambleside beach

The beach also has a gorgeous totem pole looking over at the waters.

Guardian Totem Pole at Ambleside Park
Guardian Totem Pole at Ambleside Park

The totem pole overlooks these gorgeous waters …

Wa-ge at the beachside
Wa-ge at the backside
Ambleside Park
Ambleside Park
Totem under the sun
Totem under the sun
walk towards the totem pole
walk towards the totem pole
seawalk
seawalk

Tucked inside is a small pond.  It is behind the trees and bushes and if it wasn’t for some individuals already inside there talking, I would have missed it ..

Ambleside Park
Ambleside Park
Ambleside Park
Ambleside Park
Ambleside Park
Ambleside Park
Ambleside Park - Path
Ambleside Park – Path
Swan at the pond
Swan at the pond
pond
pond

Back to the shores ~

back to the shores
back to the shores
the seawalk
the seawalk

The seawalk from Ambleside it quite long and it goes all the way to the parking lot of Park Royal.

seawalk
seawalk
another picture of Lion's Gate
another picture of Lion’s Gate
in Squeamish territory
in Squamish nation 
seawalk
seawalk

So after going back to Park Royal Mall, I took a bus back to Ambleside, I figured out that the best way to explore here would be to take the bus all the way to Dundarave and walk down the seawalk.

The Ambleside community … I was at the western side of the community and there aren’t as many cafe as in the eastern area, closer to Park Royal.

Ambleside
Ambleside
take out latte
take out latte

I went back down to the shoreline and found another seawalk that is way more gorgeous than the one at Ambleside.  Actually, the seawalk is all connected but this time, I was going towards the west as oppose to the east.  From afar, I can see the lighthouse at the Lighthouse Park.

seawalk
seawalk
seawalk
seawalk

The only thing I didn’t like was the lack of shade on the seawalk, definitely need to wear sunscreen, and bring water and a cap, on a sunny day.

seawalk
seawalk

I’ve never seen this before, but dogs and people cannot walk on the same path …

for the dogs
for the dogs
seawalk
seawalk
seawalk
seawalk

There are some sea life art works on the rocks along the seawalk …

art
art
neighbourhood garden
neighbourhood garden
so green~~~
so green~~~
the beach again
the beach again

I found myself at the Cafe Crema on Bellevue Ave, at the end of this walk, hungry and slightly dehydrated.

Cafe Carma
Cafe Carma

That was another mini half day trip

Date of Visit: June 6th, 2015

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