The Stanley Park is a large public park on the outskirts of Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. It was designated the title of ‘Stanley Park National Historic Site of Canada’ in 1988. The Vancouver Bay and the English Bay border the park, offering beautiful scenic views.
Originally, the aboriginal people resided in this area who utilized the natural resources. It was due to these resources that the non-indigenous settlers came to this region when colonized by the British. It is named after Lord Stanley who was the Governor General at that time.
STANLEY PARK – NESTLED IN NATURE’S BOUNTY
Stanley Park is an amalgamation of nature and anthropogenic activities. Some trees in this Park are over a hundred years old! Major attractions include the Polar Bear Exhibit and Miniature Train. Maximum tourists flock in to visit the Vancouver Aquarium, Canada’s largest aquarium, and the Vancouver Seawall, which is now about a century old.
A PLACE FOR EVERYONE
Stanley Park spreads across 405 hectares of land area. It is dotted with beaches, lakes, forest trails and designated children’s play areas. It is a perfect destination for a family outing. The Modern Art community erected totem poles to beautify the park. The scenic beauty is a source of inspiration to many artists. The park is a unique cocktail of culture and nature.
The park offers diverse eating options ranging from concession stands to fine-dining restaurants. Many cafes offer stunning views of the park to complement the food and drinks.
The best time to visit Stanley Park is during the holiday season.
The Beaver Lake and the Lost Lagoon are decked up for tourists during the Holiday season. It is a stunning sight to behold. The tourists can enjoy watching and feeding the birds or simply relax and soak in the ambiance.
For the adventurous kinds, hiking the trails or cycling on the Seawall is an exhilarating experience.
The Stanley Park Manor has been a prime shooting location due to its scenic beauty. It featured in movies like Down River and Suddenly Naked. The American science fiction TV Series, Fringe, also featured it in the episode “Wallflower.”
In 2014, TripAdvisor named Stanley Park the “Top Park in the Entire World.”