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Stanley Park, Vancouver

(4.7/5 based on 19,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Stanley Park to your Vancouver travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Vancouver vacation route planner.
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  • We had a morning to spend in Vancouver and chose to invest our time in Stanley Park. Even in March (no flowers. ...sad....) it is beautiful. The Totem poles were the highlight. They are just beautiful...  more »
  • Beautiful park. I can understand why it was voted one of the best parks in North America. Make sure to stop by the Japanese Tea house for drinks in time to watch a wonderful sunset  more »
  • I live in Vancouver and take all visitors here. Definitely worth renting a bike to ride around the park.  more »
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  • One of the nicest City parks I've been to. I'd highly recommend a bike ride round the perimeter. Rentals can get expensive with all the tourists so if you do have your own bicycle, go for it! There are lots of photo opportunities along the way. The Vancouver aquarium is also within the park and during summer, kids can enjoy at numerous pools and wet zones. The only areas for improvement I see are public transit (buses to and from its loop are often beyond capacity and untimely) and lack of services (restaurants, shops etc) which make things difficult for spontaneous visitors.
  • The inner loop is a great place for a strenuous bike ride. Signs throughout limit vehicle speed to 30km/h and direct drivers to "yield to cyclists," and most do. Two unidirectional lanes mean cyclists mostly have their own lane. Public water and a great view at the top of the hill.
  • Beautiful park, amazing views along the water. Would highly recommend biking around; my group of friends and I all thoroughly enjoyed it, and it's fairly easy to get off the path and stop for photos when you want to. There was a nice garden with roses too which was gorgeous.
  • Really massive nice park surrounded by beaches. It also has a yacht club, aquarium and venues for events such as music festivals. The water is warm enough to swim in during the summer. The trails are really nice for biking, running or walking. Has really nice views all around and especially nice to take the sea wall around.
  • It's one of the most spectacular parks. There is a lot of activities you can do such as walking, biking, jogging, play Frisbee, play golf, tennis and much more. This park is so big and beautiful that you will never tired of it. And you also can have a wonderful lunch at rest area or picnic on a grass. Waterfront area is also great and has amazing view on city and ships in ocean.