Stanley Park

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 is rated the number one urban park in the world.

Looking towards Vancouver's West End from the seawall in Stanley Park
Looking towards Vancouver's West End from the seawall in Stanley Park

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 Vancouver including the north shore mountains and the 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.

Lost lagoon, located on the city side of the park, is home to many species of waterfowl and is also surrounded by a nice walking trail. On pleasant days you will find local artists displaying their paintings at the 'Painters Circle". There are many wilderness trails winding throughout the interior forests of the park where you will find Beaver Lake, a large pond with a rich ecosystem. There is a large outdoor swimming pool overlooking the sea at second beach. Families with children will love the Stanley Park Miniature Railroad. Stanley Park is also home to the renowned Vancouver Aquarium, one of Vancouvers top attractions. Other attractions withing the park include the beautiful Stanley Park Rose Gardens, an 18 hole pitch and put golf course, and tennis courts.

Stanley Park restaurants provide great food and atmosphere in a variety of settings including The Fish House in Stanley Park, located just east of Second Beach near the park entrance and offering a variety of west coast cuisine with an emphasis on seafood; The Prospect Point Cafe, serving up seafood, burgers, and pastas with unbeatable views of the Lions Gate Bridge and the North Shore mountains; The Teahouse in Stanley Park, a romantic location serving fresh west coast cuisine with ocean and mountain views and The Stanley Park Pavilion located by the rose gardens.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Hours: Open daily 24/7

Address: Vancouver, BC

Official Website: Stanley Park

Map and Directions

How to get to Stanley Park on Public Transit

Skytrain Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo LineBurrard Station2 Minutes
Canada LineWaterfront Station2 Minutes

From Burrard SkyTrain Station take the Burrard Street Exit. Walk to your left (North) along Burrard Street 1 block to West Pender Street. Cross to the far side of Pender and look for the westbound #19 Stanley Park Bus Stop to your left. From Waterfront Station on the Canada Line exit onto Granville Street and walk south 1 block to Pender Street. Proceed left around the corner onto Pender to the westbound #19 Stanley Park Bus Stop. Take the #19 Stanley Park Bus to its terminus just inside the park.

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