This is a magnificent 1,000 acre park of tamed wilderness, just a few blocks from downtown, that was originally home to the Musqueam and Squamish native Canadians. Named after Lord Stanley, Governor General of Canada, the land was made a park by the local council in 1886.
Stanley Park offers visitors the opportunity to experience a range of typical Vancouver attractions and lifestyles. There are beaches, hiking trails, fir and cedar woods as well as wonderful views of the harbour, English Bay, and the coastal mountains. Bicycles can be rented near the entrance to the park for the popular ride around the 10Km perimeter seawall.
The park is also home to the Vancouver Aquarium where visitors can watch belugas whales and sealife through the enormous glass tanks.
Photos Scenes in Stanley Park and Vancouver Aquarium
Area: City Living Vancouver
West Coast Style
Hiking Trails & Provincial Parks
Harbours & Marina's
Ocean & River Fishing
Shopping & Entertainment
Vista Views & Ocean Views
Boat Crusing & Sailing