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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  • How beautiful a trip we had today. Do yourself a favor and hire a bike then ride around the sea wall perimeter, with the opportunity to stop and explore the interior at your will. The totem poles are ...  more »
  • Stanley Park is my favorite city park I have ever visited. Whether you enjoy walking or biking, this park offers incredible views and safe well marked lanes for walkers and bikers (as long as the peop...  more »
  • We saw the park by hop on hop off bus, getting off from time to time to take in the many visitor sights and sounds.  more »
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  • By far the best place to go in Vancouver! This sprawling park has a bit of everything! Most love the Vancouver Sea Wall, which runs along the entire length of the park and offers stunning views of the ocean and mountains. It's easy to get lost in the beauty of it! There are plenty of gardens located within the grounds, including the lost lagoon and Beaver Lake. The miniature railway is a fun attraction with children, as well as the Vancouver Aquarium. Within the grounds are a variety of statues and monuments, including the Japanese Canadian War Memorial, to honour those who served in WWI. There are a variety of dining options within the park depending on your cravings. There are splash pads located on the north side of the park, perfect for hot summer days. Third Beach is also popular for swimming as is Second Beach (complete with the Second Beach Swimming Pool). Finally, Prospect Point is a great vantage point to take in, especially during sun-rise and sun set! You can get a great view of the mountains and the Lions Gate Bridge.
  • Awesome place to go biking or rollerblading. 100% would recommend to go with kids. Lovely scenery with an amazing view of the ocean. There are plenty of places to sit around. Playgrounds here are good for children. Maintenance at this park is definitely up to date with many garbage disposals and places to wash up. If your looking for a nice place to go especially during the summer, this park is my number one choice!
  • We did a tandem bike ride around the park. So peaceful and fun too. The totem poles are a great photo opportunity. I was so grateful there were a couple of places to use the restroom too. Seems like a good place for families. Saw lots of kids on bikes. It's nice there are separate paths for walkers and bikers.
  • Love the view. Great place to spend the whole day with the family. You get to see the Lion gate bridge from the park. Plenty of parking lots if you decided to drive. There is also a water park which we didn't get to explore. You can also rent a bike and cycle all the way around the park and back. Explore the park at your own pace, you'll be surprised what it has to offer.
  • Very nice place in Vancouver. You can easily spend a day here. Long biking trail, spectacular views, horse cart riding, aquarium, water park , lots of other activities. It is a compact place of fun. Also big waves of sea. If you pay parking once, you can park your car at any parking lot, you don't need to pay again.
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