Stanley Park, Vancouver

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Bike, hike, swim, and explore at Stanley Park, Vancouver's beloved recreational area. In addition to its thick forests, the historical park features large swathes of wetlands and seashores, hugely popular with nature lovers and impassioned trekkers. Giant trees hundreds of years old provide plenty of fresh air to Vancouver's downtown, while a lengthy network of paved and unpaved trails let you connect with nature and learn about the local ecology. Landscaped flower gardens serve as idyllic backdrops for snapping a few photos, and several eateries offer both indoor and alfresco dining within the park's grounds. Before you head to Vancouver, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Vancouver trip itinerary maker website , to make sure you see all that Vancouver has to offer, including Stanley Park.
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  • We love Standley park so much as it used to be,we used to toke a walk wondering around Standley all the time as we visited our friends here Beautiful view are everywhere as you walked around!!  more »
  • I rode a tandem around the park with my lover. Great fun. Fantastic scenery and wildlife. Would recommend to a friend.  more »
  • This Park is huge and so picturesque. One day I walked the sea wall and on my next visit walked in the park. Visiting the Totem Pole Display area.  more »
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  • If you're an active person up for the walk, the sea wall is stunning. Incredible views of the mountains, and harbour, and great hills to hike. Fair warning; they don't look like big hills but hiking them is no joke. The park has great greenery and people are surprisingly respectful of what activities you're doing. I.E. bikers stay on their side, runners stay on theirs. Perfect opportunity to grab some great photos of the scenery or some cool selfies.
  • A great place for either running, walking or cycling. Environment here is perfect to see and enjoy, and you can have a rest at the beaches as well. Another option is to bring the car and by paying the flat rate ($13 at this time) it can be moved and parked anywhere during the day, so there will be a chance to see more spots of the park for shorter visits. However, at least one full day is highly recommended. Have fun!
  • What's not to love? A massive park with great trails you can walk, run or bike along. A seawall outlines almost the entire park with the gorgeous Vancouver view of both open water and mountains. A high quality aquarium with dynamic display updates. Not to forget the beaches are worth a visit all on their own. There's even a wide, well maintained open grass area big enough for cricket, ultimate, while still being a great place for a family picnic. Go here id you haven't already. Seriously. Go!
  • This place is basically a little redwood forest sitting next to an ocean which is next to an incredible cityscape. My husband and I spent a full day here, walking around and exploring. It is a great place to go running or biking and it makes for a pretty romantic walk as well. There are restrooms around the park and there's also an ice cream shop. Must see.
  • 1000 acres of Forrest with an aquarium, open air theatre, sea wall, cricket oval, lake, wildlife, road... the list goes on. You pay a lot for parking but there's a bus service to take you here or just walk to the park if you are staying downtown. Such a beautiful place, you won't be disappointed if you come here and explore. Don't forget to check out the abandoned polar bear enclosure next to the aquarium.

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