"Walk around Stanley Park" Stanley Park Tip by sjvessey

Stanley Park, Vancouver: 165 reviews and 301 photos


<font face='papyrus' color=#A00000 size=+1><b>W</b><font size=-1>alk around Stanley Park

<p align=justify><font face='times new roman' color=#000000 size=-1>Generally viewed as one of the 'must see' features of Vancouver, Stanley Park is apparently the largest park in Canada. It's also quite varied in what it offers. One of the most popular features seems to be the 9 kilometer long tarmac path round the outside of the park, which is full of joggers, people walking their dogs, roller-bladers and cyclists. Starting at English Bay and looping all the way round to the Royal Canadian Yacht Club on the north side of the park, you get some great views of Vancouver, the north and south shores, and the bay area, from here. But it's a hell of a walk, and you need plenty of time if you're going to go all the way round (and a comfortable pair of shoes). Elsewhere, you have manicured lawns, and the Park is a favourite for newly-weds having their wedding photos taken. But there's also a heavily wooded section, with dirt trails, through the center of the Park, where you can lose yourself amongst the trees and almost believe you're hundreds of miles from any built-up area. The Park has a number of specific attractions to tempt the visitor, with parking nearby - there's a large open air swimming pool, the Aquarium, a lighthouse on one of the promentories, and native totem poles.

Directions: North-western end of downtown Vancouver
Phone: 6046815115
Website: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park.aspx

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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