If you’ve visited Stanley Park’s Prospect Point over the past several months hoping to grab a bite or a scoop of ice cream, you may have been disappointed.
This popular Vancouver attraction had been closed for refurbishments since last summer, but has finally re-opened after undergoing a $3.5 million renovation.
Located at the highest point in Stanley Park at 64-feet above sea level, the popular viewing area and tourist hot spot now boasts an updated restaurant, café, and trading post.
Owned and operated by the Capilano Group (Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Stanley Park Pavilion, Cathedral Mountain Lodge) since 2014, Prospect Point has been attracting locals and tourists for over 100 years.
The 3,960-square-foot Bar and Grill can accommodate 96 guests inside, with another 130 seats on its outdoor deck. It offers a casual West Coast-inspired menu, with culinary creations that include seafood chowder, veggie burger, steak and truffle penne, fresh local mussels, and more. Happy hour is also offered at this scenic spot, with specials on food, beer, and cocktails.
Prospect Point’s Café serves up everything from locally roasted coffee to freshly baked goods, as well as wine and beer for those who would like to enjoy some libations with a view. Its interior can only seat up to seven people, but its outdoor patio can seat up to 60 guests.
Ice-cream lovers will be happy to know that Port Moody’s Rocky Point Ice Cream products will be available at the café. Made in small batches with locally sourced products, some of the flavours include salted caramel, earl grey and honey, cookies and cream, and maple walnut.
Whenever a certain place is deemed a “tourist attraction”, you know that a gift shop won’t be far. The Trading Post is a 2,475-square-foot retail space that features plenty of locally made goods and products. Classic maple syrup, smoked salmon, and homemade fudge can be found here.More