Stanley Park, Vancouver

#Nature / Park, #Must See
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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  • What a beautiful park! We parked at the entrance where there is a cafe and an ice cream shop. We enjoyed lunch on the deck and then took a short walk down a trail near by. It was so beautiful and peac...  more »
  • This is a lovely park and well worth a visit. It has lovely gardens plus interesting totem poles. Also has a horse and carriage ride around the park.  more »
  • Take sections of the park and really enjoy the footsteps you make around Lost Lagoon or en route to the lighthouse. Absorb the bird sounds, the people sounds, and yes, even the car sounds now and then...  more »
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  • Expansive park with tons to do! You can see the buildings that were created for the 2010 Olympics from the area that the Totems are located. You could visit the aquarium (which is world renowned). It's a beautiful place for an afternoon hike. You can fish here. There are many heritage statues. The park is also filled with beautiful, old trees and acts as a nice escape from the city proper. Great place to take your dog!
  • Beautiful park with breathtaking view and scenery. Wonderful for either walking, cycling or even just driving through. There are a few cafes and restaurants too. I forgot the name of the restaurant but it was on the top where you can stand on the hill looking over the ocean and mountain. The food and drink were good at reasonable price. Came here twice and still wanna come back. A must-see place when visiting Vancouver.
  • One of the most photogenic part of Vancouver- a rain forest in the middle (edge) of the city. The pars is very popular with tourists who walk or bike the sea wall on bikes . you can rent bikes-just off the entrance to the park. The park is so big it will easily take two hours to walk it but it’s worth every step. The Sea wall covers some stunning views of the surrounding areas and great little spots for mingling. The park also houses the Vancouver Aquarium and the Second Beach outdoor swimming pool. A gorgeous sprawling pool at the edge of the ocean with a 50 meter roped off lanes which are very popular with the long distance swimmers and triathletes.
  • I've lived in Vancouver for 17 years and the seawall at Stanley park hasn't changed, its as beautiful as ever and an amazing walk that takes about 2 1/2 hours. On the way you'll stop by through 3 beaches, 1 waterpark, 1 aquarium, 1 outdoor pool, a giant playground and a lighthouse. There are tons of smaller trails on the inside and a beautiful rose garden you can go through or a couple lakes to see as well (but those are a little more swampy in the trails). Overall its an amazing park and totally deserves 5+ stars, also because its so darn close to downtown Vancouver :)
  • I maybe a bit biased but, Stanley park is my favourite place in Canada. (so far). So easy to get to. The hidden lakes and trails are beautiful. You are in the city but feel totally outside of it. There's no traffic noises. Just birds. The sea wall is lovely all year round. Each section differs from the last and lost lagoon is a wonderful place to take pictures and enjoy the scenery.
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