Ambleside is an ocean front park located just off Marine Drive in West Vancouver with good fishing opportunities and a boat launch. There is a long pier going right out onto the water where you can crab or fish at any tide, Although during peak
season on a nice day this pier can get very crowded. The boat launch at Ambleside is very easy to launch at high tide but at low tide it is extremley difficult. If you don't have four wheel drive don't attempt to launch at low tide, I have had to back 20 feet
into the ocean with my truck to get my boat deep enough to launch. There are only enough parking spaces for 4 or 5 veichles so get there early on the weekend if you want a spot there but there is also parking at Ambleside Park just east of the boat launch,
and also parking and launching is FREE. From Ambleside you have the whole open ocean to choose from. Crabbing anywhere around Ambleside is very good up to 100 feet deep and prawn fishing is great between 200 to 300 feet a little further into the Burrard inlet.
For salmon fishing there are many places to fish in the area not too far away. The Capilano river mouth can be very productive from June - August for Coho. On the other side of Stanley Park in the Vancouver Harbour there's fishing all year round but a hot
spot to check out would be what is called the "hump" which is on the south side of Bowen Island. There's also Lingcod all around these areas as well.
How to get there
is located in West Vancouver. To get there from highway 1 take Exit 11, then make a left onto 15th Street. Take 15th Street south all the way down to Marine Drive then make a left. Head east one block to 13th Street then make a right, cross the railroad tracks
and follow the road to your right. There is parking on the right hand side and a boat launch on the left a little further down as well as parking for trailers only beside the launch.