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Attractions abound in this massive downtown park, a veritable rain forest within a metropolis. To name just a few of the ... More
Attractions abound in this massive downtown park, a veritable rain forest within a metropolis. To name just a few of the activities and attractions: the Children's Farmyard, Miniature Railway, tennis courts, beaches, children's water park, heated ocean side swimming pool, the Theater Under the Stars, the Vancouver Aquarium, and the 10.5-km perimeter Seawall, which is packed with joggers, walkers, and rollerbladers. Once a military reserve, the park became one of the city's premier attractions by action of the city's first council.
I just loved the views from the park, the sights and sounds the sign of nature abounds and there under the watchfull eye of mankind. The fantastic firework display, and of anything at all the warmth and good will spread by all associated with or a part of the park association.
First of all, Vancouver is a wonderful city. Stanely Park is like the jewel of Vancouver. Stanely Park gives you the feeling like your in a forest, the air is fresh and the totem poles are beautiful. This is the closest thing you'll ever get to the forest. It is safe, the beaches they have around it is very pretty.
We were amazed at how beautiful and peaceful Stanley Park is. It is so nice to have seperate trails for the bicyclists and the joggers/walkers. Everywhere we turned there were great picture perfect shots and we ended up using 2 rolls of film in one afternoon. We also had a picturesque and healthy brisk walk. The reflections of the scenery were so enhanced by the water. We also took a couple of boat cruises (dinner with amazing singing duo & a pleasant brunch)and found that they were certainly worth the money --food and photo opportunities as well.
Grab your skates or bike and hit the long, smooth paved trails circling this island in the city. With fantastic views of Vancouver from the rocky beaches and large grassy meadows to play sports, make barbeques or just read a book, Stanley Park is a great slice of Canada.
This park not only offers spectacular views but also a family friendly safe atmosphere. I recommend walking all the way around the sea wall and viewing all of the city vistas. Ths aquarium in the interior of the park is also great!!
Stanley Park Rose Gardens - well manicured & magnificent free attraction
By A Yahoo Contributor, 9/12/05
I've heard much about Stanley Park from everyone that has ever visited Vancouver. Tourism Vancouver's website agrees that it's the top destination in British Columbia, but I never realized how diverse and truly unique this park is. I walked the seawall which was magnificent, and then discovered the Rose Gardens and the Stanley Park Pavilion which is a phenomenal heritage building in the middle of the park. This was the original Park Board office, and now there's a big ballroom which is apparently booked every weekend with weddings, a great little bar and a Tea Room with a gift shop where they sell over 200 loose leaf teas. We took the Horse & Carriage Trolley and had a lovely 1 hour tour around the park, checked out the totem poles, and then took a free shuttle up to the Prospect Point Lookout which is breathtaking. We ate at the Prospect Point Cafe and had beers on their view deck overlooking the Lions Gate Bridge, followed by some world famous ice cream (now I know why!). We then walked the trails down to lost lagoon which is a beautiful little lake by the foot of the park. We walked out of Stanley Park along the seawall and had the most remarkable day. There's just tons to do in Stanley Park - by far the best urban park I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. Well done Vancouver!
When i walk into stanley park, even though it is in the middle of bustling Vancouver City, it takes me to the roots of what british columbia is famous for. Beautiful wildlife, amazing trees, and a view of the ocean to kill for! Not to mention you have the vancouver aquarium smack in the middle of it. From one side of the park you can view the lions gate bridge with breathtaking views, on the other side you can view the fireworks of the city in august, on the other side you can look on at the georgia strait! What a marvelous place
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