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“Wonderful Park!”
Review of Stanley Park

Stanley Park
Ranked #1 of 311 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Apparently this park was recently ranked the #1 Urban Park in the world. It is 80% undeveloped. The developed 20% is mostly along English Bay, and also the wooden walkways through the forest. A great place for hiking, and checking out incredibly tall trees, some of which are a thousand years old! Great boardwalk along the water--has both a bike path and a footpath. We spent a lazy Sunday afternoon at Stanley Park, and it felt like the entire city was hanging out in the park! A word of advice--when you arrive, find the information centre and get a map! We did not do this, and basically drove around in circles for an hour and a half trying to find our party--we didn't mind though because we saw the whole park!

Thank Julie T
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Stanley Park itself looks amazing, but it is huge!! We walked there on a very warm day and were disappointed that there wasn't a shuttle bus to take us around. We were just too pooped to walk far.
There are Hop on & off buses that visit the park, but they cost $40 per person (for 24 hours) and we weren't keen on paying that for a couple of hours in Stanley Park. We found out that the number19 bus runs from downtown Vancouver to the edge of the park, so I would suggest you do that, or hire a bike.

Thank holidaygirl59
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

excellent place to walk around, take kids to the waterpark, playgrounds, & a couple of places to eat. Well maintained and a relaxing stop while on vacation.

Thank Tracey P
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We are not great cyclists but bikes were about $15 for 2 hours and you can get round Stanley Park which is 8 miles round and back to bike hire in easy 2 hours with stops for views and drinks

Thank Ken w
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

A must-see when you're in Vancouver -- rent bikes at Spokes (near the entrance to the park) and explore all day!

Thank ashleyshurst
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