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Prospect Point in Stanley Park

Prospect Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Prospect Point is the highest point in Stanley Park.  It has a lookout with great views of West Vancouver and the ocean!  There is also a restaurant bar and grill with a fabulous patio, cafe, and giftshop.  We also have photos, history, and FAQs about Prospect Point.

Prospect Point Lookout

Prospect Point Lookout in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

The main reason people go to Prospect Point in Stanley Park is for the views!  It has great views of West Vancouver and beyond, the Lions Gate Bridge, and boats coming and going from Burrard Inlet.

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Prospect Point Bar and Grill

Prospect Point Bar and Grill in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada Prospect Point Bar and Grill in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

There is a full bar and grill at Prospect Point.  It has a large outdoor patio where you are sitting on the edge of the forest.  It has a westcoast menu.

Prospect Point Cafe

Prospect Point Cafe in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada Prospect Point Cafe in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

There is a cafe at Prospect Point.  It has the normal cafe items such as coffee, pastries, and ice cream!

Prospect Point Gift Shop

Prospect Point Gift Shop in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

There is a large gift shop at Prospect Point.  It has lots of Canadian souvenirs.

SS Beaver Cairn

SS Beaver Cairn at Prospect Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

There is a large cairn at Prospect Point in memory of the lives lost when the SS Beaver steamship crashed just below Prospect Point on July 26th, 1888.

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Windstorm Monument

Windstorm Monument in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

There is a large monument at Prospect Point about the Windstorm that devastated Stanley Park, especially Prospect Point, in December 2006.

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Prospect Point Photos

Prospect Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Prospect Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Prospect Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Prospect Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Prospect Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Prospect Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Prospect Point History

Prospect Point has a long history.  In 1889, a summer house was built here as an observation point.  A signal station for ships was built in 1923.  In the 1950s a Tea Room operated here.

Prospect Point Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is Prospect Point in Stanley Park?

Prospect Point is located on the north side of Stanley Park.  It only accessible by vehicle by Stanley Park Drive.  There are some walking/bicycling trails that go to Prospect Point.

How do I get to Prospect Point by Driving?

To get to Prospect Point in Stanley Park by driving you must enter Stanley Park from the Georgia Street entrance headed west.  You will come to a traffic circle.  You can two ways: quick way or longer more scenic way.  The long way is to take the first right in the traffic circle onto Stanley Park Drive.  Continue for about 15-20 minutes all the way around Brockton Point and along the north side of Stanley Park until you reach Prospect Point.  The quick way is to take the 2nd exit in the traffic circle onto Pipeline Road.  Continue as far as you can go on Pipeline Road until you reach Stanley Park Drive.  Turn left onto Stanley Park Drive and continue on it until you reach Prospect Point.  This short way will save you 10-15 minutes.  Prospect Point is just after you cross a bridge over the Stanley Park Causeway after going up a long steep hill.

Where can I park near Prospect Point in Stanley Park?

Prospect Point Parking Lot in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

All parking in Stanley Park is paid parking!  There is a small parking lot right at Prospect Point.  There is street parking immediately after Prospect Point.  If these are both full, there is a large parking lot about 100 metre further down Stanley Park Drive at the Prospect Point Picnic Area.  For more information about parking and prices, read this: Parking in Stanley Park

How do I get to Prospect Point by Bicycle?

Bridle Trail in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Bridle Trail goes from Second Beach to Prospect Point and is a bicycle allowed trail.  Note that this trail is uphill to Prospect Point so it is not an easy ride up.  It is a great, easy ride down!

How do I get to Ceperley Park by Walking?

Bridle Trail in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Prospect Point is difficult to walk to.  You can either walk up Bridle Trail.  This trail runs from Second Beach all the way to Prospect Point.  It is uphill and takes about 45-60 minutes to walk.  A second way to walk to Prospect Point is to take a steep trail off of the north side of the Stanley Park Seawall just before you go under the Lions Gate Bridge.

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