Stanley Park

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Stanley Park
Vancouver, Canada
(604) 257-8400
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The 1000-acre Stanley Park is the second-largest urban forest in North America and is considered to be one of the highlights of Vancouver.   The park is full of massive cedar and Douglas fir trees as well as many walking and biking trails.  Stanley Park is also home to many birds (including bald eagles) and small to mid sized wildlife such as beavers, coyotes, and raccoons.  All this takes place at the edge of the West End, one of Canada’s densest neighborhoods.

Stanley Park is located in the downtown peninsula and has a wonderful seawall that goes around the whole waterside perimeter of the park.  The seawall is a very popular biking, jogging, and rollerblading path.   Some of the attractions within the park include the outstanding Vancouver Aquarium, the Stanley Park Children’s Farm (petting zoo), the Stanley Park Miniature Railway, and the Lost Lagoon Nature House. Also in the park is a collection of totem poles at Brockton Point, as well as several nice beaches, and several restaurants.  A substantial number of trees in the park were damaged by a huge storm in 2006, and recovery is still underway.
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First To Review: Lisa M.
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Jun 19, 2011
it is one of the most beautiful places in Vancouver. they do everything including having a place to play football, an aquarium lots of trails and squirell's and people that paint you picture..... it is a great day out for everyone and it is really kid friendly.
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Oct 23, 2008
This park is huge and such a great place to go for walks!

I've come here all throughout the year and it's fun anytime! I usually start by walking on the perimeter (also known as the Sea Wall) and deviate into one of the many paths within the park. There's lot's of photo opportunities from the totem poles, beaches, giant trees, sculptures, view of the lions gate bridge..fat squirrels. These squirrels wer originally a gift from New York like, 100 years ago and now they're everywhere and huge because people keep feeding them.

There's a really good viewpoint called Prospect Point where a lot of tour buses stop because there's a restaurant and gift shop there, and you get a view of the North Shore mountains, the ocean, and the bridge over the Burrard inlet.




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Apr 15, 2010
Very scenic place. You can relax by the Straight of Georgia while watching the sea planes take off, or you can hike many of the park's trails, some winding deep into the wilderness. You can find breathtaking views of the ocean anywhere along the sea wall trail. The Vancouver Aquarium was relatively small, but had a great student fare and many exciting exhibits. One can find the totem poles on the northeast side of the park, just passed the statue of the mermaid that's just off shore. In all, I give Vancouver a 8/10 rating.
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Jul 19, 2008
"A city that has been carved out of the forest should maintain
somewhere within its boundaries evidence of what it once was, and so long
as Stanley Park remains unspoiled that testimony to the giant trees which
occupied the site of Vancouver in former days will remain"
The News Herald - October 30, 1939
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Mar 9, 2009
Get close to the nature. Must-visit place in your list when you're in Van city. Chinatown is tax free so take your chance to shop for some exotic Chinese products. While you're there, make sure to visit the Sun Yat-Sen garden. It's also worth visiting the "famous" Hasting st where you may find more homeless people than anywhere you may have been beside NYC! Robson square, inevitably the very well known shopping area for any Holly stars/ women.
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