Siwash Rock along the Stanley Park Seawall is brilliantly outlined by the sun setting toward the west in the evenings.
Towering over visitors to the Park, Siwash Rock is one of the most visited and admired geological specimens in the Vancouver region.
Created over 32 million years ago, this unique basaltic Sea Stack rose from the earth's core through volcanic activity and has since been a historical and culturally significant site.
Found in native legend and thought to be a symbol of 'Clean Fatherhood' Siwash rock has amazed park visitors for its unique appearance as well as the lone tree (a Douglas fir) found at its peak which has weathered years of rough environmental activity. Although not the original which did not survive the drought of 1965, the appearance of a second sapling after efforts by park employees produced the tree that stands there today.
The monolith still stands against the forces of nature and its astounding natural surroundings make it a favourite stop on the seawall path, especially during the late evening with it is highlighted by the setting sun.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Siwash RockAlong the Stanley Park Seawall on the south-west portion of the trail
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