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Shipyard Commons

The Shipyard Commons (formerly known as Lot 5) is located in the heart of The Shipyards and offers residents and visitors a unique, interactive, gathering place. The Shipyard Commons is a re-construction of the historic Machine Shop, creating the perfect covered public space for year-round use. This area is home to a community splash park in the summer months and a free outdoor skating plaza in the winter. If you don't have skates, you can rent some at the Skate Shop ($7 adults; $5 children), and helmets and skate aids are available free of charge.

Public Amenities Include:

  • 12,000 square foot free public skating plaza open daily 12-7pm (seasonal)
  • 8,000 square foot water park open daily 10am to 8pm daily (seasonal)
  • 20,000 square foot dynamic event space
  • Public washrooms. Hours: 8am - 10pm
  • Performers green room
You can now enjoy FREE skating at the 12,000 square foot public skating plaza 12-7pm daily. Rentals are available, however, supply is limited.
The perfect place for kids to cool off when the hot weather hits. Open Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day.

Within the Shipyard Commons area is an adjoining commercial development which includes the new downtown campus for Capilano University, Seaside boutique hotel and food / lifestyle focused retail. For a full listing of businesses visit:

To book this location fill out the Event Application Form or contact:

City's Shipyard Liaison
Tel: 604-982-8399

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