The Complete Guide
Ideally situated on a peninsula at the northwestern edge of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park is one of the city's main tourist destinations, attracting approximately 8 million visitors each year. Featuring numerous lovely beaches, miles of well-maintained paved and dirt trails, Canada's largest aquarium and an array of can't-miss kid-friendly spots (including a pool, water park, miniature railway and more), this 1,000-acre haven is recognized as one of the greatest urban parks in the world.
As Vancouver's first park, with its ever-blooming gardens, pristine coastal areas and roughly 500,000 cedar, fir and hemlock trees, Stanley Park has continued to live up to its "greenspace" designation for more than 120 years. For these reasons and more, this tranquil oasis is the perfect city escape.
Providing quality farm life experiences since 1975. Located only 15 mins from downtown Vancouver, this 5 acre farm educates while entertains kids aged 0-110! Meet all who live in the barns, find out what Petuina & Peggy the potbelly pigs love to eat, cuddle with the bunnies, play with the goat kids & their moms, feed the ducks & geese and watch a Jersey cow milking demonstration daily at 1:15 pm. Custom Pony rides are available seasonally. Operated by the Parks Dept. of the District of North Vancouver.
The Vancouver Aquarium is home to more than 70,000 fascinating creatures. More...
Stanley Park is also known for its spectacular gardens that bloom year-round. More...
The park is full of fascinating landmarks heritage destinations, including First Nation artworks, sculptures, fountains and a lighthouse. More...
Stanley Park is home to four unique restaurants, ranging from the causal cafe to the fine-dining seafood house. More...
Stanley Park Pavilion
The Stanley Park Pavilion is the oldest standing and most celebrated heritage building in the park. More...
Beaches and Lakes
The park is surrounded by water, with beaches and lakes that are good for walking around and others that are great for swimming. More...
Stanley Park's most famous feature is its impressive Seawall, an 8.8-kilometre paved route that loops around the park. More...
From tennis and golf to rowing and cricket, the athletic facilities at Stanley Park run the gamut. More...
The park has numerous options to keep the whole family busy - and together. More...
Water-related fun abounds to cool visitors off on hot days. More...
Everything you need to know about the park. More...
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
2099 Beach Ave., 604-873-7000 or 311 (in Vancouver)
Stanley Park on the web
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