This is the best place in the city to fly a kite or watch talented people fly them with grace and finesse. Visitors can marvel at the skyward fancy loops, swirls and dips by the seashore. This large park located five minutes from downtown, is home to the Vancouver Museum, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Pacific Space Centre and Gordon Southam Observatory. Views of downtown and the water make this a place to sit and quietly observe. It's also home to the summer's Bard on the Beach and Children's Festival.