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The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC

T15 Leukemia/BMT Inpatient Unit
Services In & Around the Hospital
Green Spaces & Walks

Below is a list of parks, playgrounds and walks in the Vancouver General Hospital vicinity.

  • The nearest small park is on the corner of Heather & 10th Avenue with benches and a wheelchair accessible path.
  • There are two small playgrounds on 13th Avenue near Heather, and on 14th Avenue near Heather.
  • There are tennis courts at Heather & 18th Avenue.
  • Douglas Park Community Centre is on 20th Avenue between Heather & Laurel. There are drop-in programs for adults and children, a large playground/park, a fitness centre and a training circuit.
  • Charleston Park at False Creek is a lovely place for a walk. You can reach it via an overpass from Laurel & 7th Avenue. Note that this area is a steep hill and quite the climb back up to the hospital.
  • Granville Island can be accessed on foot via the False Creek waterfront promenade. You can reach the promenade via an overpass from Laurel & 7th Avenue. It is about a 30 to 40 minute walk each way. Note that this area is a steep hill and quite the climb back up to the hospital. Alternatively, you can take bus #50 to Granville Island. The stop for bus #50 is located on Broadway & Willow beside the Bank of Montreal. Click here to go to the Granville Island web site.
  • Stroll through Vancouver's heritage house neighbourhood on 10th Avenue, 2 blocks east of Cambie Street.
  • For flowers & gardens, try Queen Elizabeth Park (free) at Cambie & 33rd Avenue, or VanDusen Gardens (entrance fee) on Oak & 37th Avenue.

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