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“Good way to spend the day”
Review of Stanley Park

Stanley Park
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Stanley Park First Nations Interpretive Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 349 things to do in Vancouver
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: North America's third-largest park draws eight million visitors per year, many of whom may skate or walk past you on the Seawall, a scenic, 5.5-mile path running along the water on the park's perimeter. It's just one of many trails among the park's 1,000 acres, which also house an aquarium, nature center and other recreational facilities.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Makati, Philippines
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“Good way to spend the day”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We liked the Aquarium and dining at the Tea House. There's a horse drawn trolley that goes around the Park in case you don't feel like walking or biking. Great views and nature walk.

Visited October 2012
Thank Culas
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“So relaxing...”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Great location, amazing views...It is so relaxing to walk around and stop to sit down and admire view.

Visited December 2011
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“A must stop in Vancouver”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Sadly, it was a busy day for us, so only got to drive around park. Great place to run, bike, stroll, or picnic. Don't miss the Totem Poles, which is hard to do as the parking lots quite full. A little bit of something for everyone, even Cricket!

Visited May 2012
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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“Vancouver's Crown Jewel”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Nestled to the northwest of downtown, Stanley Park in Vancouver is a mecca for the urban dweller and visitor alike who are looking for a retreat from the pace of life in the city. It has an excellent running/walking path around the park that runs right along the ocean. There are lots of places to stop and sit and take in the scenery, which is spectacular: mountains, ocean, vibrant downtown; beautiful flora and fauna in the park itself. I have not been everywhere, but you'd have to really have something to have a more beautifiul, accessible and user-friendly city park. The Vancouver Aquarium is located in the park's interior, and although it is acknowledged to be a world-class facility, I miss the shows that they used to put on back in the day. I know that animals probably were not put on the planet for our amusement, but those whales, sea lions and seals sure used to look like they were enjoying themsleves. Anyway, I miss that, but it is still an unusually excellent place to go to get in touch with ocean life and what projects the aquarium is involved with around the world. I still carry the seafood card they gave me so I can make good choices about what seafood I eat. No trip to Vancouver is complete without going to Stanley Park to hug a tree.

Visited December 2011
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“Perfect plaace to ride a bike.”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We rented bikes and made the 5 and 1/2 mile trip around the park and it was beautiful. Great place to get back on a bike if you haven't been on one in a while. Fairly flat and bikes have their own one way lane so you don't have to dodge pedestrians. Awesome experience and would love to do it again.

Visited October 2012
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