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. Skate rentals will be available ($), and helmets and skate aids will be available free of charge.

Public Amenities Include:

  • 12,000 square foot public skating area (seasonal opening this winter)
  • 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

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

It won't be long before you can enjoy  FREE skating at the Shipyard Commons.
The perfect place for kids to cool off when the hot weather hits. Open May long weekend to Labour Day.

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

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

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