Stanley Park, Vancouver

Stanley Park

Type: Public Park
Cost: Free
Time: 2-6 hours

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Stanley Park is a beautiful nature park right in downtown Vancouver. The park opened all the way back in 1888, and unlike many other metropolitan parks it is not the creation of a landscape architect, but rather the evolution of a forest and urban space over many years. The park covers an area of more than 4 km2 and has a sea wall all the way around. Walking or cycling along the sea wall takes you on a 9 km trip.

The park is not only grass and trees, it has a forrest, three beaches and along the sea wall you will find a beautiful view towards North Vancouver, Vancouver Harbour, Lions Gate Bridge, West Vancouver and the ocean. There is so much to do in Stanley Park, so I suggest you rent a bike or book a tour, so to not miss a thing. Things you will find are:

  • Naval Museum at HMCS Discovery
  • The Chevron gas station in the water
  • Nine O’Clock Gun
  • Brockton Point Lighthouse
  • Totem Poles
  • Girl in A Wetsuit sculpture
  • SS Empress of Japan Figurehead Replica
  • The Fox’s Den (Spray Park)
  • Japanese Canadian War Memorial
  • Vancouver Aquarium (book your tickets in advance sponsored link)
  • Malkin Bowl
  • Lord Stanley Memorial Monument
  • Beaver Lake
  • The Hollow Tree
  • Siwash Rock
  • The Tea House
  • Aaron Webster Memorial
  • A-maze-ing Laughter
  • The Lost Lagoon

Or you can just wander around and enjoy the beautiful nature and see what you find…


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