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Past Actitivies and Attractions in Stanley Park

Over the years, Stanley Park has changed with the times.  There have been attractions and celebrations which no longer exist in Stanley Park.  We have tried to compile a list of them on this page.

Klahowya Village

Klahowya Village
Klahowya Village

For many years up until 2014, during the summer the miniature train operated with an aboriginal theme.  The miniature train area also had an aboriginal theme with many activities and displays.

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Golf Putting

Putting Green in Stanley Park
Putting Green in Stanley Park

There used to be a putting green in front of the Stanley Park Pitch and Putt golf course where you could practice your putting.  Since about 2012, the putting green has not been mowed and set up.

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Celebrate!Stanley Park

a tour at Celebrate!Stanley Park
a tour at Celebrate!Stanley Park

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Stanley Park in 2013, the city put on a big 2 day extravaganza in Stanley Park.  There were tours galore, music, events, and access to buildings that are never open such as going inside Malkin Bowl, the Rose Cottage, and the Vancouver Police Mounted Police stables.

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2011 Summer Live

2011 Summer Live
2011 Summer Live

Summer Live, was a free, three-day multidisciplinary and intercultural celebration for citizens and visitors that was held July 8-10, 2011 in Stanley Park.

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Children's Farmyard

Stanley Park Zoo

Bear in former Stanley Park Zoo
Bear in former Stanley Park Zoo

There was a zoo in Stanley Park that opened in the 1890's.  Over the years it had many different animals including bears, polar bears, monkeys, and penguins.  It closed in 1997 after the last polar bear, Tuk, passed away.  There was a reptile house, seal pool, polar bear pit, and otter slide.

Swimming Pool at Lumbermen's Arch

In the past, there was a salt water swimming pool at Lumbermen's Arch area, but it was covered over and is now the Variety Kids Water Park .

Deer Paddock at Lumbermens' Arch

Elk Paddock at Lawnbowling Club

Petroglyph

Pedal Cars

Esplanade

The esplanade was the paved road from the Japanese War Memorial to the original Lumbermens' Arch.

Wooden Gate at the Entrance to Stanley Park

Reservoir

formerly at Prospect Point Picnic Area

2011 Stanley Cup Finals Playoff Riot Healing Wall

Vancouver Riot Healing Wall
Vancouver Riot Healing Wall

Although it did not happen in Stanley Park, there was a riot in downtown Vancouver in 2011 after the Vancouver Canucks lost game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.  The day after the riot, the city started healing by writing messages on the boarded up windows of the businesses that had their windows broken.  Many of these messages were very emotional!

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March 26, 1967 Human Be-In

On March 26, 1967, the first ever Human Be-In took place at Ceperley Park in Stanley Park.  Thousands of hippies met to listen to music by Country Joe and the Fish and other acts.

Stanley Park Tour

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