Pigeon Park

Corner of Hastings and Carrall streets

Considered the “belly button” of Vancouver, this is a mini-woodland in the heart of the troubled downtown area, a place for the community to rest and interact. Stark when the trees are bare, it is magically transformed into a more calm, dappled wooded grove in summer.

Jane Durante -Â “Possibly the city’s smallest park, restored to provide a living room for all residents of the immediate community at the crossroads of the Downtown East and West sides. I like it that it is a meeting place for all people, regardless of age and social economic status.”