Crab Fishing In Ambleside Park, West Vancouver

Many readers who follow me on Twitter will know that I recently moved from Richmond to West Vancouver. It’s been an interesting change because West Van is nothing like Richmond. We live in an area call Chartwell, high up on the hill with an amazing view of the Lion’s Gate Bridge, Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver.

Sarah and I have been spending the past week exploring the area (pretty easy to do when you live The Dot Com Lifestyle) and one of the things that grabbed our attention was crab fishing on the pier of Ambleside Park. I’ve never tried crabbing before but I figured it’ll be a great way to spend some time doing nothing. That’s what crab fishing really is after all – you think you’re doing something when 95% of the time, all you’re doing is nothing. And if you want to do nothing, crabbing is a pretty good way to do it. A bonus is Ambleside is a really nice waterfront park and a great place to watch the cruise ships sail in and out.

I was the best equipped crabber on the entire pier with the fanciest crab trap. This wasn’t done by choice. When we went shopping for a trap at Canadian Tire, all the normal traps were sold out and the only thing left was a really expensive deluxe crab trapper with a rope twice as thick as a normal trap. Hopefully, it will last the entire year of my fishing license.

There wasn’t many people at the park because it was a Friday afternoon and most were working. That meant more crab for us! We caught a total of seven crabs with the super trapper but only two were big enough to keep. Oh well, at least I caught enough for dinner and Sally had a really great time.

West Vancouver, Ambleside Park

West Vancouver, Ambleside Park

West Vancouver, Ambleside Park

West Vancouver, Ambleside Park


35 thoughts on “Crab Fishing In Ambleside Park, West Vancouver”

  1. Jeremy Lim says:

    Do you run, John? Should try the Seawall a little further down; one of my favourite places in the world.

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    1. John Chow says:

      I don’t run, but I ride. But not on the seawall. I’ve hit people with my bike while riding on it.

    2. Thats an awesome place John. West Vancouver looks a very relaxing place. I wish I can go there sometime.

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  2. That’s the life style we all want, isn’t it?

    Is the weather like that all the time in West Vancouver?

    I am so jealous. here in the UK, it’s D-U-L-L rain most days!

    When you going again, John. You need another 18 to get your investment back! lol

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    1. John Chow says:

      I may go again on Sunday and Monday. It was quite fun and relaxing sitting on the beach wondering if any crab fell into the trap. lol

      1. Hey John,

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          1. Make money says:

            I heard a similar wordpress plugin was available for free. I just don’t happen to remember the name.

    2. So you have calculated investment and return as well. Thats pretty cool.

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  3. Robert Garza says:

    We can go fishing here in Dallas, but not crab fishing. That is pretty cool. How was the crab?

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    1. John Chow says:

      It was pretty tasty! 😀

      1. Ben Pei says:

        Lol cooked in what style?

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        1. John Chow says:

          KL style, of course! Is there any other way to cook a crab?

  4. It looks like you’ve found yourself a little piece of paradise!

  5. Cher says:

    Ah John, Ambleside is so beautiful, you are very lucky. I used to work at Y.Franks over there about 10 years ago and I remember well the lovely lunch hours spent down by the water.

    The contrast between Richmond (flat, flat-er, flat-est) and West Vancouver must be like a culture shock for you. Not to mention the absence of being buzzed by 747’s passing over.

    Congratulations! This Surrey-ite is green with envy.

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  6. John says:

    We can go fishing here in Dallas, but not crab fishing. That is pretty cool. How was the crab?

  7. Make money says:

    That looks fun. Always find something to envy on your blog! 😀

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  8. Is really inspiring to see a dot com lifestyle, I mean this is what most people in the world wanted, getting out of rat race and enjoying every minute with your love one, is really great…

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  9. EarningStep says:

    what a great place to spend a weekend. i wonder when i can be there and meet you john

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  10. fas says:

    What about Dot Com Pho – Crab Fishing Edition?

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    1. John Chow says:

      That sounds like a great idea. However, I’m not sure if the rest of the Dot Com crew would want to buy a crab trap and license.

  11. Man, nice area. Really does look like i could do some leisure fishing there as well. Could see myself living in that area.

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  12. I like the expression on your face after throwing that Trap 01:29

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  13. Sounds like you have a potential side business in the making…

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  14. James Hartje says:

    Glad to hear your busy internet lifestyle still allows for some relaxing time. Have a fun weekend John.

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  15. Dean Saliba says:

    If you ever visit England then you should try crabbing at place like Southend. Nothing like walking in freezing cold with rain smashing into your face. 😛

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  16. Never tried crabbing before… looks like fun. 🙂

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    1. Ghostwriter says:

      What excellent way to spend a weekend. I’m jealous.

  17. weblogian says:

    Great and nice to know about it. Have fun John!

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  18. Debo Hobo says:

    Oh WOW!!!! Now that really looks like a lot of fun. I’ve never been to Canada, but when I do now I know what I want to spend my time doing nothing doing. 🙂

  19. Another benefit of internet life style you do not have to face rush at public place and you can enjoy it as you like … amazing …

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  20. metafever says:

    The view is amazing John!

    The last time I was in BC was in 1986 for the Worlds fair . . . It made me want to go back and visit your city.

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  21. “you think you’re doing something when 95% of the time, all you’re doing is nothing”

    Ahhhh……that comment can apply to so many people outside of the crabbing industry as well!! 🙂

  22. Because of this, I’m going to the beach in an hour 😀

    -Mike

  23. Custom Essay says:

    Mr. Jere is right! Seewall is my favorite place too. Do try it next time.

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