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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 closed March 1)
  • 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

The Shipyard Commons Skate Plaza is the City’s newest public amenity, and the region's largest outdoor skating rink.

The perfect spot for kids and families to cool off when the hot weather hits. 

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:

Shipyards Office
Tel: 604-982-8383

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