Stanley Park, Vancouver
Categories: Nature & Parks
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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You cannot come to Vancouver without making a stop to Stanley Park. It has beautiful views of the city and the most incredible walk around the sea wall.
We were riding Hop-on Hop-off bus in Vancouver and went through the park the first night and then again the second day but making a couple of stops to explore more.Wonderful place to explore but we di... read more »
This place is great for skating, walking, you name it! If you're into skating our biking, this place makes for the most exquisite place for these activities! Bring your skates or bike along, park and ... read more »
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.
Beautiful park, but very busy on nice days. I'd recommend transiting or walking here if possible. Parking is not fun and leaving the park is difficult with all the cars and tourists who don't know the streets. Pack a picnic and enjoy walking along the sea wall until you find a good spot to settle in!
A must to go in Vancover. A beautiful green well maintained park. There are activity like pool swimming, bike rentals, tourist buses. You can have family gathering with barbecuing, games and swimming in the beach. You can easily spend a day their. My only negatives are the amount of people and parking space. If you get their early, parking will be a breeze.
A great place to spend the day. You can park your car or take the -hop on hop off- bus to see the sights across the park. We parked near the ''View point'', had a great view of the Lion Gate bridge - then we walked to 3rd beach but took the path instead of the sidewalk, which is more of a scenic tour and not necessarily longer. Once arrived, we took a small shortcut through the trees to be greeted with the stunning view of the Pacific ! We spend more time then originally planned but don't regret a minute. We had lunch at the concession stand near 3rd beach (very affordable by the way). Then we decided to get the car to continue on as the other sights were kind of far by foot. *The great thing is, once you pay for your initial parking - it's good for the day, so great to visit all the sights if you have time. We then went around the park and saw the Lumberman's Arch Concession, Girl in a Wet Suit Statue, Totem Poles and Vancouver's seawall. We thought the park was overrated before we visited, but it did not disappoint.
Stanley park is an amazing oasis right in the heart of Vancouver. The sea wall is a gorgeous long trail that rides all around Vancouver. Stop along third beach for an amazing sunset. The park itself is huge and is home to many local wildlife, such as ducks, geese, swans and beavers to name a few! The trails inside the park are absolutely amazing. The perfect way to spend an evening.
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