Stanley Park, Vancouver

Stanley Park
I hadn't been to Stanley Park in years and had forgotten how beautiful it was. I would recommend at least a full day to explore the park fully, as we spent 4 hours in the aquarium itself, seeing the shows and going through all the displays.

Stanley Park is a 1000 acre park, at Vancouver's downtown core. The gorgeous surroundings, west coast flora and fauna and majestic vistas available make it a wonderful oasis in an exciting urban setting.

Parking is $5.00 for a full day, and there is a free shuttle that circles the park with stops at the most popular sites. The bus driver/guide also makes succint commentary at each stop.

Be warned that driving around the park is only in one direction, so if you miss an area, you have to most likely circle around again, which can be stressful at times. What I recommend is actually parking at an area, and taking the shuttle bus once around, to get an idea of the stops you want to take. We found that it took some of the pressure off, and we made note of some of the places we wanted to stop.

Maps of the park are available at the information kiosk near the Vancouver Rowing Club just off Georgia Street. There is also a shuttle bus stop right across the street, with parking available close by, near the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.

  • Address: South of the Lions' Gate Bridge
  • Phone: (604) 257-8400
  • Directions: You can reach Stanley Park using the Lions Gate Bridge, Georgia Street, Robson or Nelson Streets, or Beach Avenue.




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