Vancouver's Stanley Park


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.


  • The Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park


    Vancouver Aquarium

    The Vancouver Aquarium is home to more than 70,000 fascinating creatures. More...

    Sightseeing Spots

    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...

  • Stanley Park Beaches, Vancouver BC


    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...

  • Family


    The park has numerous options to keep the whole family busy - and together. More...

    Water Fun

    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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