Stanley Park, Vancouver

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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  • I have been to many parks across the world, but this one is special because it combines three of my favorite things: the city, the mountains, and the water. This place is peaceful, which is good as it...  more »
  • Couldn't believe how gorgeous and large this area is and within minutes of downtown. What a gem! We wandered around and enjoyed the boat views as well as looking across at the downtown and there were ...  more »
  • Lovely place to visit, wish we could have stayed longer! Love the views, green, the horses, water, seeing the boats.  more »
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  • The view from the park is awesome. Be it the city / downtown view or the waterfront or the park. It is a treat to walk around the park. There is a dedicated walk and jog lane. There is a dedicated cycling and skating lane. The area is calm, but you will see a lot of people enjoying the nature and having fun.
  • What a fantastic place to walk around. Well worth visiting Vancouver to do it. Great views. Nice and quiet too. Highly, highly recommended. Do visit this wonderful place. You'll love it.
  • There’s so much to do in Stanley Park it’s impossible to list it all. The park is stunningly beautiful -hike or bike the sea wall, visit the aquarium, take a stroll around Beaver Lake, hangout on one of the beaches, swim in the open air pool, walk through the many forest trails, eat, drink or just take some pics to capture the beauty! It’s amazing to find a park like this so close to downtown Vancouver.
  • A nice oasis in the middle of urbanness. A lot of the walking paths are paved but some nice trails too. The Beaver lake trail and ravine trails ares nice if you want nature. The sea wall trail along the waterfront is nice to see the mountains and along the water. Over all a good place. Must visit when you are in Vancouver.
  • Great place for a walk and see Vancouver skyline. I visited Vancouver in November and was lucky to have a nice sunny day with splendid colorful sunset. The park itself is huge and unfortunately could not see the western side of it. Very easy to commute from downtown by bus or a walk. If you are visiting Vancouver for the first time, I would highly recommend to add this one on the list!
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