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Complete Guide to Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

StanleyParkVan.com is the complete guide to Stanley Park in Vancouver, B.C, Canada.  Stanley Park is a 1000+ acres park right next to the downtown core of the city of Vancouver.  Stanley Park was created in 1888 and is the oldest park in the city of Vancouver.  Stanley Park has recently been voted the best international park in the world!  Stanley Park is considered the 'crown jewel' of Vancouver.  We have hundreds of pages of information about Stanley Park so be sure to explore our website!

Visiting Stanley Park is at the top of the list of things to do for Vancouverites and tourists alike.  In Stanley Park, there is something to do for everyone from young to old from strolling or bicycling the seawall to going to one of it's beaches to playing sports to seeing historical statues and memorial to fine dining and enjoying musicals!  Stanley Park has it all.  Stanley Park was the first park created in Vancouver and it's history is the history of Vancouver.  You will be astounded by it's beauty which includes some of the tallest trees in the world!

Inukshuk Monument at English Bay, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Attractions

Totem Poles and Welcome Gateway in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

There are some world class attractions and points of interest in Stanley Park such at the Totems Poles, Susan Point Welcome Gateways, Vancouver Aquarium, and Miniature Train.

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Activities

Bicycling in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

There are so many activities that you can do in Stanley Park.  From walking, bicycling, and running to playing horseshoes there is an activity for everyone and every age!  I think that you will be surprised at what you can actually do in the park.

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Tours

Horse-drawn Tour of Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

One of the best ways to see and learn about Stanley Park is to take a tour.  There are tours for all ages and all activity levels from sitting on a bus, to riding a horse-drawn carriage, to hopping on/off a shuttle, to riding bicycles or just walking!

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Events

Hari Krisna festival in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

There are many events that take place in and near Stanley Park including the world famous Polar Bear Swim, historical tours, fireworks, charity runs, triathlons, concerts, etc.  We have the best and most up-to-date list of Stanley Parks events.

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Restaurants

Teahouse Restaurant in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

There are a number of restaurants and concessions in Stanley Park that allow you to dine casually or formally.

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Locations

Prospect Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Stanley Park is blessed with locations from which you can do activities and take in the attractions and just enjoy!

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Gardens

Garden in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Stanley Park has a number of gardens including the award winning Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron garden and the Rose Garden.  If you love beautiful flowers, Stanley Park has much to offer!

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Hotels

Sylvia Hotel near Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

There are no hotels actually in Stanley Park, however there are a number of hotels nearby.  We have chosen the best hotels to recommend to you if you are visiting Vancouver and Stanley Park.

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Beaches

Third Beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

There are a number of beaches in and around Stanley Park that are popular during the summer months.  Check out our list and find the best beach for you!

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Seawalls

Seawalls in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

The Stanley Park seawall goes completely around Stanley Park and is part of the longest seawall in the world!  Let us tell you about the Stanley Park and other seawalls in Vancouver!

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Lookouts

Lookout in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

When in Vancouver you much catch some of the awesome views of the mountains and ocean.  Stanley Park is the ideal location to do this and has a number of excellent lookouts!

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Memorials

Memorial in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Stanley Park is Vancouver's oldest park and has a number of memorials.  You won't believe who is memorialized in Stanley Park.

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Statues

Statue in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Stanley Park has a number of statues including the oldest statue in Vancouver.

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Plaques

Plaque in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

There are many plaques in Stanley Park which essentially tell the history of Vancouver and Stanley Park.  We tell you about every plaque in the park!

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Cairns

Cairn in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

There are a number of cairns in Stanley Park that are historically significant.

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Monuments

Monument in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

There are some impressive monuments in Stanley Park.  There even is a monument to the giant windstorm which struck the park severely damaging many trees.  The community rallied and helped to rebuild the park to it's glory!

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Famous/Historical/Tall Trees

Tall Trees in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Stanley Park is home to some of the tallest trees in the world!  There are also a number of historical and famous trees that you can see.  We tell you where to find them!

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Art

Art in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Who knew that there are many pieces of art in Stanley Park.  There is even 'Enviromnental' art!

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Wild Animals

Racoon in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

There are lots of wild animals in Stanley Park including rare Blue Herons, racoons, ducks, and even beavers!  We even tell you about the mute swans that used to be in the park.

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Picnic Areas

Picnic Area in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Stanley Park is a beautiful place for a picnic in the summer.  We tell you where you can picnic and which spots are reservable.

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General(Parking, Washrooms, Map etc.)

Parking in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Before going to Stanley Park, it is good to know where to park and where the washrooms are in Stanley Park.  We tell you all the general information that you need to know to have a good day in the park.

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Children's Activities

Playground in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

There are a number of things in Stanley Park that are just for children.  There are a bunch of playgrounds and even a water park in the summmer!

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Sports Facilities

Golf course in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Stanley Park has been Vancouver's sports mecca ever since the park was first opened.  There are a number of sports facilities such as a pitch and putt golf course, a rugby field, and a lawn bowling area among other facilities.

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Sports Clubs

Rowing Club in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Some of the oldest sports clubs in Vancouver call Stanley Park their home.  The most famous is probably the Stanley Park Rowing club which sits on stilts in Coal Harbour at the entrance to Stanley Park!

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Gift Shops

Legends of the Moon Gift Shop in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

If you are coming to Stanley Park, be sure to pick up a souvenir from one of the gift shops!

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Seasonal Stuff

Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Stanley Park is busiest during the summer months.  There are a number of sports facilities and attractions that are only open seasonally.  Here we tell you about them!

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Past

Old Zoo at Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Stanley Park was Vancouver's first park and hence has a long and storied past.  Here we share with you things that happended in the past and are now long gone!

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English Bay

English Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Coal Harbour

Coal Harbour, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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False Creek

False Creek, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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