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.
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
Hours: Open daily 24/7
Address: Vancouver, BC
Official Website: Stanley Park