Stanley Park

Spanning over 1000 acres, Stanley Park is the largest green space found within a city in Canada. Home to a wide variety of animals and encompassing nine kilometres of the city's seawall, this park has been a magnet for tourists since its creation in 1888.

Click on the map pins below to view the available activities within Stanley Park

Map of Things to do in Stanley Park

Named for Lord Stanley of Preston who originally opened the park, it has withstood many changes throughout the years including the notable 2006 wind storm which damaged thousands of trees and destroyed a significant portion of the seawall.

Many monuments, paths and both natural and man made phenomenon occur within this park which draws millions of visitors a year.

The interior and exterior of the park are equally awe inspiring to those who visit the park, locals and tourists alike; from the gently cultivated rhododendron gardens to the mammoth man made Lost Lagoon which has been the inspiration of many a poet, Stanley Park continues to be an outdoor paradise that has redefined the city.

The unbeatable views, stunning sunsets, popular bike routs and walking paths, the variety of wildlife and the continued function of the park, to teach, encompass and embrace nature, will continue to be an important role in Vancouver's premier National Historic Site.

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Lions Gate Bridge

The Lions Gate Bridge is one of Vancouver's most famous visible landmarks. Whether from the tops of the mountains to underneath its massive steel construction, or traveling across its green hued roadway, the Lions Gate's mammoth size awes and amazes all who see it.

Prospect Point

Prospect Point is Stanley Park's highest lookout, with panoramic views of West Vancouver, the Lion's Gate Bridge, the Burrard Inlet and surrounding waterways and a one of a kind view of the enormous shipping vessels and cruise ships going through the First Narrows.

2006 Windstorm

The Windstorm of 2006 was particularly devastating for Stanley Park as its western edge is right in the open, evidence of the thousands of trees uprooted.

Hollow Tree

One of Stanley Park's most photographed icons, the eight hundred year old Hollow Tree has for over a century amazed visitors to the park with its large car-sized hollow.

Beaver Lake

This large lake encompasses a hike around its edge with many varieties of birds, interior forests, marshes and its namesake, the Beaver - the gnawed tree trucks and its lodge evidence of its activities.

Interior Hiking Trails

The interior of Stanley Park is criss-crossed with dozens of trails spanning 27 kilometres outside of the Seawall. Hikers on these trails pass creeks, ponds, trees, natural attractions and animals which live within this large urban park.

Siwash Rock

Siwash Rock is an oddity bikers, walkers and roller bladers come across along the seawall. This geologic oddity is a picturesque and much gawked at attraction in Stanley Park.

Third Beach

Third Bach is the Park's furthest public beach. Located on the north-westerly shore, it offers a sandy beach, the seawall, panoramic views, swimming, and nearby amenities throughout the year.

E. Pauline Johnson Cairn

E. Pauline Johnson was a formidable literary force in Vancouver during the turn of the 19th century. Her poems inspired the name for the Lost Lagoon and for her contribution to Stanley Park she was interred in this cairn bearing her likeness in 1922.

Ferguson Point

Once a lookout during the wars to keep the city safe, Ferguson Point is now a popular destination for visitors to Stanley Park, with panoramic views of English Bay, the ships in the harbour as well as the nearby Teahouse Restaurant.

Old Stanley Park Zoo

The Old Stanley Park Zoo exists only in remnants of the old Bear pits and the few peacocks that still mill around the Park.

Stanley Park Rose Garden, Pavilion and Teahouse

The Rose Garden was established by the Kiwanis Club of Vancouver in 1920, a collection which now amasses over 3500 rose bushes and plants with brilliant displays annually from June to October.

Stanley Park Painters Circle

The Painters Circle is a daily exhibition of local art where visitors can talk to the artists and browse or purchase these beautiful one of a kind artworks in Stanley Park.

Miniature Train

The Miniature Train takes visitors through Stanley Park's famed forests and during the Halloween and Christmas months the Train is transformed into a decorative ride through the dark.

Children's Farmyard

The Stanley Park Children's Farmyard is a fun and exciting place to connect with a variety of animals from goats, chickens, geese, cows sheep and rabbits. *PERMANENTLY CLOSED*

Girl in a Wet Suit

Girl in a Wet Suit, a bronze statue by Elek Imredy sits on a large rock on the northern shore of Stanley Park, a curiosity to visitors walking along the Seawall.

Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver's Stanley Park is a popular tourist attraction with Belugas, Dolphins, Sharks, Turtles and even Sloths. The Treasures of the B.C. Coast offers a neighbourhood view of the creatures in the Pacific Ocean.

Brockton Point

Brockton Point at Stanley Park's most north-easterly edge offers panoramic views of the Burrard Inlet and a chance to view the Brockton Point Lighthouse, one of two lighthouses operating in the Park.

Totem Poles

The Stanley Park Totem Poles are the most popular attractions on Brockton Point. These authentic West Coast hand carved totem poles both educate and amaze visitors.

Nine O'Clock Gun

With an enormous blast at precisely nine o'clock each evening, this century year old Stanley Park tradition is fun to watch throughout the year.

Deadman Island

Deadman Island just off the coastline of Vancouver's Stanley Park functions as the city's Naval Reserve. The island was an graveyard for natives and early settlers before it was converted into the HMCS Discovery.

Raccoon Row

Friendly but wild raccoons can be found in groups of up to five raccoons around the edge of Lost Lagoon lake in Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada. The groups usually consist of one adult raccoon, the remaining raccoons are either juvenile or baby raccoons depending on the time of year.

Lost Lagoon

Lost Lagoon is the true entrance to Stanley Park with wildlife, plant life and quiet atmosphere it has inspired poets and legions of artists and remains one of the Park's most endearing elements.

Stanley Park Nature House

Lost Lagoon Nature House, situated in the old boathouse building aims to teach visitors about the plants and wildlife found within the park through displays, tours and activities. Friendly staff answer any question, teaching visitors about Stanley Park.

Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden

The Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden in Stanley Park is one of the most breathtaking experiences in the Park with hundreds of plants in a variety of colours for the public to enjoy.

Second Beach

Second Beach in Stanley Park is a favourite destination throughout the year for its amenities such as the oceanside beach, swimming pool, nearby meadow and playgrounds.

Second Beach Oceanside Swimming Pool

The Second Beach Pool offers refreshing water and a spectacular oceanside view, making it a popular oasis in the summer.

Stanley Park Pitch and Putt Golf Course

Stanley Park's Pitch and Putt is a place where families, groups and individuals go to play on this 18 hole, Par 3 course to practise or to play a friendly game of golf.

Heronry

The Stanley Park Heronry offers a safe place for dozens of Great Blue Heron pairs to nest atop these large trees, hatching the new generation to the delight of Park naturalists and onlookers.