Vanier Park was once a Royal Canadian Air Force base. The base was turned into a park and opened to the public in 1967. This is the largest park in the area. A visitor can attend any one of the many festivals held there, including Bard on the Beach and the International Children's festival. If your visit does not coincide with any festival, you can explore the museums on the property. These museums include the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.