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Stanley Park

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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  • Stanley ParkPro 2014
    Sharon "Bubz" Z
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    5 Jun 20, 2014

    I loved everything about Vancouver and the Stanley Park is my favorite. This 1001-acre'urban' park is almost as large as the entire downtown area of Vancouver, it's really got everything a nature lover could ask for. The park is home to the beautiful Jubilee fountain resides in the Lost Lagoon Lake accompanied by resident birds, fields of flowers blossoms in the Stanley Pavillion and the Rose Garden, multiple hiking trails shaded by the tall tree canopy, Canada's largest aquarium, Prospect point which offers a gorgeous view of North Vancouver across the bridge, and if that's not enough, the entire park is surrounded by the tantalizing Pacific ocean with the Seawall extends 8.8 miles around the island overlook the Lion's bridge. A day would be well spent in Stanley Park alone.

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    5 Jun 18, 2014

    It's the first place I'd take any visitor to Vancouver. Old growth forests, rose garden, beaches, & the Seawall make it Vancouver's playground.

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    Troy & Maria S
    5 Jun 01, 2014

    Gorgeous - I've had the privilege of running all over the world - and a run around Stanley Park is an absolute must - one of the most beautiful runs on the plant. Seriously. If you're not a runner, visit the park anyway - it's beautiful for an a morning, afternoon or evening stroll. And always something going on.

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    Keane
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    5 Mar 24, 2014

    Of all that Stanley Park offers in trees, flowers, harbor views and totem poles, my favorite memory was of the swings in a tiny playground near the rose garden...

    I don't know if you've recently "swung" - or if you're so past childhood, the word conjures images of swapping bodily fluids in a dark basement - but it's the definitive carefree experience. Like gliding through air, with a cool breeze brushing your face, you can't help but smile. Even my parents tried it and looked as if they were twenty years younger.

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    Jon L.
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    5 Mar 20, 2014

    Stanley Park is the arguably the best park on the West Coast. I would characterize it as the West Coast's answer to NY's Central Park. It is absolutely huge. Great views of the Vancouver skyline and other parts of the city since it is so large. A must visit when in Vancouver.

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    Ree
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    4 Jan 30, 2014

    An absolutely beautiful park that runs along side the marina as well as a beach (Third Beach). The park is great for taking a stroll, jogging, walking your dogs, having a picnic, etc. It's huge! We kind of just drove through as we were getting ready to head back to Seattle. We pulled over here and there for some photos. There are a lot of scenic points, including a nice view of Lions Gate Bridge. This place is a must see when in Vancouver.

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    Richard Ventre
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    5 Jan 27, 2014

    Wonderfully tranquil place near to a fun, large city. We walked around and looked at the gardens. Sorry we did not have more time.

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  • Stanley ParkPro 2014
    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Jan 12, 2014

    We had to walk through Stanley Park to get to the Vancouver Marine Aquarium and we were struck by it's pristine beauty. This park borders the downtown, and is almost surrounded by the Pacific ocean. This is a naturally evolved forest and not a landscaped park by a professional landscaper.

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    May W
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    5 Dec 19, 2013

    I love Stanley Park and all its beauty. I recently ran a half marathon through this park and fell in love with it all over again. The previous few times I visited this place were in vehicles with minimal walking. This time, I got up close and personal.

    I love that it is so accessible from other tourist attractions so you won't waste time going to the middle of nowhere to visit this place. There are lots of good places to run and also places to just sit down and people watch while you picnic. Parking was never an issue for me when I came.

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    Sara Benson
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    5 Oct 18, 2013

    Take a deep breath right inside the city of Vancouver and stretch your legs on a shoreline walk, woodsy hike or lazy cycling trip through Stanley Park. Great restaurants nearby the water and interesting attractions make it worth a detour, too. Or go just for the postcard-worthy scenic shots you could post on Gogobot!

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    Kelly B
    5 Oct 17, 2013

    Established in 1888 this world renowned park is surrounded by the ocean yet overlooks the shores of west Vancouver. Large old growth fir trees provide a quiet haven for guests of the park and provide homes for numerous species of birds, butterflies plus aquatic animals. Walking and biking trails abound throughout the park yet you are minutes from the downtown core and excellent restaurants

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    Frances Nguyen
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    5 Aug 28, 2013

    Stanley Park is huge! I recommend renting a bike and going around the place. You'll get a great view of the ocean and mountains. Plus, if you bike around the park it will take you at least twenty minutes depending on how crowded the park is, and which days you go.

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    Laurel W
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    5 Aug 15, 2013

    Stanley Park is a large (1000 acres) urban park right next to downtown Vancouver. It captures the natural beauty of the area with forests of giant trees and a seawall with incredible ocean and mountain views. Yet it has lots of facilities for visitors including an aquarium and restaurants.

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    Stephen Frank
    5 Aug 08, 2013

    Stanley park in one word is "BIG". This is a massive park right in the city. we took a hop on - hop off city tour bus which dropped us off in Stanley Park and then there was another bus which gave us a tour of the park. Places to visit are the Totem poles and Prospect point which gives you a great view of the Bay and the Lions Gate bridge.

    Time permitting you should also visit Beaver lake and take a couple of hikes in the forest. We spotted an owl on one of the hikes. There are two restaurants within the park as well, one is the Tea house and the other is called the "Fish house" I believe, if memory serves me right. At prospect point there are also other cafes/restaurants. Taking a bike ride around the Sea wall would be great too. Also the lost lagoon is pretty nice. There's also a beautiful rose garden in the park where a lot of wedding photography is done but we skipped this as we'd already seen better at the Butchart Gardens.

    Vancouverites are lucky to have a massive 1000 acre park right within the city. Beautiful place.

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    5 Jul 24, 2013

    Occupying nearly 1000 acres, Stanley Park is one of the world's most beautiful urban parks, situated right next to downtown Vancouver. Vancouverites head here to rollerblade, run or cycle the 8.8km seawall that encircles the park and offers up great views of the mountains and English Bay. Stanley Park is home to three (yes, three!) lovely beaches, swimming pools, cafes, restaurants and more hiking trails. You might be lucky enough to spot a family of otters swimming alongside you, a friendly raccoon or any of the thousands of animals that call this park home.

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    Brendan Kruse
    5 Jul 15, 2013

    Rent a bike at Spokes and ride counter clockwise around the whole park. While you have the bikes I also recommend peddling out to Granville Island which is a nice place to try some local snacks and relax before the return trip home.

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    Stephanie T
    5 Jun 02, 2013

    Stanley Park is the soul of the city. Cross it on a horse-drawn carriage or bike, roller blade or simply stroll, though be warned, at 1,000 acres it's slightly bigger than New York's Central Park, making it the largest urban park in North America. Stanley Park is wrapped with a sea wall that offers nine kilometres of spectacular waterfront views.

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    5 May 28, 2013

    The temperate rainforest of Stanley Park is almost completely surrounded by water, with both gorgeous skyline views and wild forest of 500,000 cedar, fir, and hemlock trees. It connects to the historic waterfront and downtown via a 5.5-mile portion of seawall that surrounds the park, popular with joggers, strollers, and cyclists. Rose and rhododendron gardens, nine intricately carved First Nations totem poles, a small golf course, an outdoor summer theater, a seaside swimming pool, and areas for lawn bowling round out its charms.

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    Jacqueline H
    5 May 09, 2013

    This is the jewel of Vancouver. Beautiful views of the mountains and ocean. You can rent a bike and tour the sea wall or do it in a horse drawn carriage. A great place to eat in one of several top restaurants and take In the sunset.

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    Joyce Cheng
    4 Mar 18, 2013

    It's the largest park there is in Vancouver. Here you would be able to enjoy the wide variety view of water, mountain, nature and people. There's a pool that is open to the public during summer, you could go on a train ride, you could even go for a nice dinner in the park. Worth the time and visit.

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4.5 out of 5
107 member's reviews
2,883 people visited Stanley Park

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With over 8 million visitors each year, Stanley Park is one of Vancouver's top destinations for locals and tourists alike. The beautiful park is home to art events, acclaimed restaurants, and world famous landmarks, like Prospect Point and the Nine O'Clock Gun. Lining Stanley Park is the Seawall, a stretch of pavement next to Vancouver's waterfront that is popular for jogging, walking, and ... read more
skating. If you're a fan of horticulture, an entire day can be spent enjoying the park's individual gardens - the Rose and Perennial Beds with over 3500 plants, the Shakespeare Garden which includes trees mentioned in the poet's works, and the Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden, among others.

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