|Cactus Club at English Bay photo by Junie Quiroga|
|Old English Bay concession stand|
|Boathouse at Kitsilano photo by Junie Quiroga|
At the other year round facilities on Parks Board property that it designates as cafe/bistro fine dining, it collects on average each year $100,000.00 per restaurant. These facilities include The Shaughnessy in the VanDusen Gardens, the Stanley Park Bar & Grill, The Teahouse, the Prospect Point Cafe, and the Fish House in Stanley Park, Seasons In The Park in Queen Elizabeth Park and the Mill Marine Bistro on Harbour Green Park in Coal Harbour. Each of these restaurants are privately run and they pay good rent but, it would appear there's a big difference between those who are on the waterfront and those who aren't.
|Mill Marine Bistro|
Yes unspoiled park land is a beautiful thing and so is a decent hot dog but, lost in the rhetoric about public parks and cheap hot dogs, who is paying for all this? Also why should a hot dog be the only food offered and why can't a person get something alcoholic to drink with their meal? For that matter what's wrong with eating and drinking inside considering it occasionally rains in this fair city?