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Spanish Banks

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Spanish Banks

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Maggie May wrote a review Aug. 2020
Regina, Canada783 contributions183 helpful votes
Lovely area to walk around. Beautiful view of the ocean and the mountains. Best on a sunny day, but also lovely to get out and walk on a cloudy, cool day.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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S F wrote a review Apr. 2020
Vancouver, Canada153 contributions85 helpful votes
It is difficult to decide what rating to give the Spanish Banks West Concession Stand. Tough to beat the view one gets seated at the outdoor tables, provided close to the order counter - a view spectacular, even as compared to the many great views along this beach strip, which extends from the first beach one reaches after driving down from U.B.C. campus to the last beach after Kits Beach, just ahead of Burrard Bridge. But food is limited, at later times being just package goods like crisps, cookies & some drinks, which was what we had as we arrived close to closing time. Hot foods such as burgers & hotdogs are available but we were told emphatically that was not an option. It was not that late - early part of a misty late summer evening. One knows one does not argue with, indeed beseech or beg ,when staff are packing up ahead of the shutters not down yet but coming down shortly. Same with Canada Post outlets. One gets a snake of the head in either case. Service was not great - if one wants friendly outside service with staff willing to go the extra mile to make customers happy go to Japadog. We settled for packaged goods they just passed to us. But the view & location were perfect - a five-star rating. We - my wonderful son, his two terrific children &me had just come from an exhilarating time at U.B.C.’s new swimming facility, followed by an exploration of the campus, very changed from the one we knew as students in the 1990s,- my son then doing an undergraduate premed B.Sc. & me an interdisciplinary .PhD , followed by teaching as an adjunct professor into the early 2000s. As I said to my son as we looked almost in disbelief at all the new development; if dropped from a helicopter blind folded at Oxford, or Cambridge or Harvard, I could tell which campus I was on when the blindfold came off &I knew them not as a full-time student, as I was at U,B. C, but as places visited with friends at them or, in the case of Oxford & Cambridge, when I stayed in residences white presenting papers at conferences. U,B,C was so drastically changed that I was unsure I would recognize it once the blindfold was removed. Neither of us are anti-development but surprised at just how many chains etc, were located on campus. My son has to try hard to point out buildings he had had classes in to his children as he told them of the great times he had had as a student, & I, too, recognized little from what I knew from walks then across campus. Don’t even think of blindfolds on Spanish Banks! Posted by S Fuller
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Date of experience: August 2019
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SMH-BC-CDA wrote a review Mar. 2020
British Columbia, Canada3 contributions
Sit on/beside a log and read a book, have a picnic. Dinner/evening will provide an amazing view of the sunset. Bike to this spot on the nearby path, wade in the water to cool off. Enjoy the view of the north shore and downtown.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Wilson L wrote a review Feb. 2020
Coquitlam, Canada2,316 contributions1,088 helpful votes
It's a great beach to check out. Super nice area, highly recommend it. Great views and nicely maintained.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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LauwersS wrote a review Oct. 2019
Stabroek, Belgium80 contributions27 helpful votes
This beach is very impressive. You have a beautifull panorama when you're walking on this beach. Parkingspace more than enough.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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