VANCOUVER'S STANLEY PARK
The Complete Guide
Ideally situated on a peninsula at the northwestern edge of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park is one of the city's main tourist destinations, attracting approximately 8 million visitors each year. Featuring numerous lovely beaches, miles of well-maintained paved and dirt trails, Canada's largest aquarium and an array of can't-miss kid-friendly spots (including a pool, water park, miniature railway and more), this 1,000-acre haven is recognized as one of the greatest urban parks in the world.
As Vancouver's first park, with its ever-blooming gardens, pristine coastal areas and roughly 500,000 cedar, fir and hemlock trees, Stanley Park has continued to live up to its "greenspace" designation for more than 120 years. For these reasons and more, this tranquil oasis is the perfect city escape.
The Vancouver Aquarium is home to more than 70,000 fascinating creatures. More...
The park is full of fascinating landmarks heritage destinations, including First Nation artworks, sculptures, fountains and a lighthouse. More...
Stanley Park is home to four unique restaurants, ranging from the causal cafe to the fine-dining seafood house. More...
Stanley Park Pavilion
The Stanley Park Pavilion is the oldest standing and most celebrated heritage building in the park. More...
Beaches and Lakes
The park is surrounded by water, with beaches and lakes that are good for walking around and others that are great for swimming. More...
Stanley Park's most famous feature is its impressive Seawall, an 8.8-kilometre paved route that loops around the park. More...
From tennis and golf to rowing and cricket, the athletic facilities at Stanley Park run the gamut. More...
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
2099 Beach Ave., 604-873-7000 or 311 (in Vancouver)
Stanley Park on the web
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