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Considered one of the greatest urban parks in the world, Stanley Park offers hikers of all ability levels a variety of outdoor treks. The paved seawall has separated lanes for walking and biking, allowing for a leisurely sightseeing stroll along the park’s coastline. The seawall, deservedly, draws thousands of visitors and locals on a daily basis, but there are numerous, quiet nature hikes through the central parts of the park. Work up a sweat with a 6 kilometre (3.7 mile) loop through temperate rainforest. The walking path passes the park’s gardens and Beaver Lake, and it hits the water near Third Beach.