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Stanley Park

Vancouver Metro Area, British Columbia

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  • The fountain at Lost Lagoon.- Stanley Park
  • Lost Lagoon is lined with trees and paths that provide a beautiful opportunity for a leisurely stroll.- Stanley Park
  • A swan elegantly surveying Lost Lagoon.- Stanley Park
  • Giant gunnera in the Perennial Garden.- Stanley Park
  • A covered walkway through the center of the Rose Garden.- Stanley Park
  • Entering into the tree cover from the Rose Garden near the Stanley Park Pavilion.- Stanley Park
  • The sun illuminates the trees in all shades of green along the trails.- Stanley Park
  • The marshy edge of Beaver Lake in the center of the park.- Stanley Park
  • A wood duck greeting visitors at Beaver Lake.- Stanley Park
  • The pedestrian (and equestrian!) overpass at Stanley Park Causeway in the center of the park.- Stanley Park
  • A beautiful forest on the Lake Trail between Beaver Lake and Third Beach.- Stanley Park
  • Sun filtering through the canopy of trees along the Lake Trail in the western portion of the park. - Stanley Park
  • The view of large tanker ships in English Bay from sandy Third Beach.- Stanley Park
  • Looking north from Third Beach toward the city of West Vancouver.- Stanley Park
  • The sea wall path that wraps around the outside edge of the park includes seperate paths for bicyclists and pedestrians.- Stanley Park
  • Ferguson Point, at the southern tip of Third Beach, on the park's west end.- Stanley Park
  • A runner rounding Ferguson Point on the sea wall path.  - Stanley Park
  • A view west into English Bay.- Stanley Park
  • A sea wall seating area looking south toward Second Beach and downtown Vancouver.- Stanley Park
  • The beautiful beach area at Second Beach along the northern edge of downtown Vancouver.- Stanley Park
  • View of the Vancouver skyline from Stanley Park.- Stanley Park
  • View of the Vancouver skyline from Stanley Park.- Stanley Park
  • View of the Vancouver skyline from Stanley Park.- Stanley Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Many amenities. Plenty of views. Seasonal activities.
Cons: 
Not secluded.
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Region:
Vancouver Metro Area, BC
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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No matter what you're looking for, chances are you'll find it at Stanley Park. One of the largest of the Vancouver city parks (nearly 1,000 acres in size), Stanley Park is a hub for nature enthusiasts, activity seekers, and those looking to enjoy a relaxing setting.

The park hosts the city aquarium, rose gardens, restaurants, beaches, nature paths, lakes, lighthouses, and so much to explore that the park has been ranked by multiple sources as the "Best Park in the World." Perhaps the most iconic feature of the park is the 13-mile sea wall that lines the entire waterfront of the park. The sea wall features two paths, one for bicyclists and one for pedestrians, providing comfortable access for all users looping around the outer edges of the island.  

The park is ideally located at the northeastern edge of downtown Vancouver, and the park peninsula provides a natural barrier between English Bay to the west and Vancouver Harbor to the east. Although a large portion of the park features manicured gardens and lawns, those seeking a quiet setting can hike through the canopy-covered forests of iconic Douglas fir on miles of paved and unpaved paths.  

Stanley Park features nine distinct beach areas that offer a range of amenities. Visitors can enjoy the sun, wildlife, courts for various sports, picnic shelters, and perhaps a swim in the cold northwest waters. 

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