Stanley Park is one of Vancouver’s most famous tourist attractions. Located past downtown on the tip of the West End, Stanley park is a gorgeous, sprawling oasis. Surrounded by amazing views of the mountains over the water, you can easily spend a day lying on one of the amazing beaches, walking around the seawall or wandering through the trees on one of the many hiking trails.
One popular activity is to rent bicycles and cycle around the gorgeous seawall, kilometers of smooth, easy riding or walking with stunning views and picture opportunities. Don’t forget your sunscreen on the sunny days!
As well as checking out the Totem Park, an area with beautiful Native art on display, don’t forget your swimsuits so you can take a cooling dip in the Pacific off one of the beaches. There are gardens, monuments (the most famous being Lost Lagoon, Siwash Rock, the Hollow Tree, Beaver Lake and Prospect Point.), artists at work and an even a waterpark!
Stanley Park is a must do for any Vancouver visitor, so make sure you leave yourself a day to explore it’s many offerings.