Stanley Park features a wide range of things to see and do plus outstanding views from the surrounding seawall
At 1001 acres, Stanley Park, located immediately north of downtown Vancouver, is one of the largest urban parks in the world. Attracting more than 8 million visitors every year it has been rated the number one urban park in the world.
Largely surrounded by seawater, Stanley Park is famous for its 8 km seawall which you can walk, cycle or rollerblade around. As you make your way around the seawall you will enjoy superb views of different parts of the city including the north shore mountains and the impressive Lions Gate Bridge. I would highly recommend walking or cycling at least a portion of the seawall. Bicycle rentals are available near the Georgia Street entrance to the park.
At the south end of the park where it meets up with Vancouver's West End highrises you will find Lost lagoon which is home to an extensive variety of waterfowl. You can enjoy a pleasant walk around the lagoon on the walking path. On nice days you can find local artists displaying their paintings at the 'Painters Circle' just south of the Aquarium. There are many wilderness trails winding throughout the interior forests where you will find Beaver Lake, a large pond with a rich ecosystem. There is a large outdoor salt water swimming pool overlooking the ocean at second beach. Families with children will love going for a ride on the Miniature Railroad. Stanley Park is also home to the renowned Vancouver Aquarium, one of Vancouvers top attractions. Other attractions in the park include the beautiful Rose Gardens, an 18 hole pitch and putt golf course, and tennis courts.
Several restaurants in the park provide awesome food and a great atmosphere in a variety of settings including The Fish House in Stanley Park located just east of Second Beach near the park entrance which offers a variety of west coast cuisine with an emphasis on seafood, The Prospect Point Cafe where you can enjoy seafood, burgers, and pasta with unbeatable views of the Lions Gate Bridge and the North Shore mountains and The Teahouse, a romantic location where you can enjoy fresh west coast cuisine along with spectacular ocean and mountain views.
Facts For Your Visit
Directions: Stanley Park Map with nearest station(s) and Skytrain / walking directions.
Address: Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4, Canada
Phone: (604) 681-6728
Official Website: Stanley Park
Stanley Park Reviews
Overall Rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on 223 reviews. See all
Beautiful park. Cycling along the seawall is awesome. Do cycle in the correct direction. The seawall is narrow.
Jib - 30 days ago
Probably one of the only places i miss when i moved away from Vancouver. I remember going there when i was a kid. Obviously one of the many attractions of Vancouver that can easily be reached via bus, car or even biking. If you are visiting Vancouver, make time for Stanley park.
Robert Poxleitner-Luo - 1 month ago
I love that there can be a wedding, a movie, a canon going off, a first date, a kid getting his first encounter with a swan and all at the same time in this destination park. I think ill head there now for a swim or maybe a round of tennis or some golf or a stroll through a huge rose garden or maybe ill just sip a coffee and enjoy the vibe at 1 of the beaches.
Vancity Riggidy - 1 month ago
Beautiful walk, jog or bike ride along the sea wall. There are three different beaches you could go to all with different views. You could visit the Vancouver Aquarium, second beach pool or many park areas to play at. It is a great place to have a picnic or play sports for fun.
Ryan K - 4 months ago
Stanley Park is awesome. Although, they did mow down a bunch of First Nations villages in order to make it. But it's got a great aquarium, and the seawall is beautiful. It's really very nice.
Flynn Tavish Wilbur - 4 months ago