National Parks / Natural World

Stanley Park Vancouver

Where is it at?

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Stanley Park
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver
BC
V6G1Z4
Tel: 604-873-7000

Where are we going today?

Stanley Park is one of the most popular parks in Vancouver, and when you visit, you'll see why!

There are SO many fun activities for the family to enjoy, and more than that, there is amazing nature to play in! 

Stanley Park is a HUGE 1,000 acres of parkland, as well as forests and fun activities. You can enjoy the park via a guided tour, or simply spend the day enjoying it at your own pace. 

If you are feeling active, did you know that there are more than 27km of forest trails, that wind through the parks dense foliage? Keep an eye out for that wildlife, because there's plenty of it!

If you want something more challenging, try the Stanley Park Pitch & Putt! There are sculpted fairways, trees and greens all throughout the course, so you just need to worry about getting that hole in one!

Kids in summer at the park will LOVE the summer fun centre that hosts FREE kids activities! There are arts & crafts, as well as sports, games, and much more. A great way for those little ones to make friends too! Let's not forget the playgrounds within the park. There are four across the space, and it's a great area for kids to climb hide, swing and slide until their heart's content!

Choo Choo - that must be the sound of the Stanley Park Train! One of Vancouver's most popular attractions, the train travels through tunnels and over trestles, and takes you on a 2km winding journey through the forest. It's actually a replica of the Canadian Pacific Railway Engine #374 which was the first transcontinental passenger train from Canada, in the late 1880s.

See, Stanley Park has history too! They have fun seasonal trips like the Ghost Train and Easter Train, so make sure you head back for those!

If that wasn't enough, the water park is open from June to September, and the Second Beach Pool is a heated, outdoor pool for those where one water park wasn't enough!

Water fun, trains, hiking, playgrounds....Stanley Park is SO much more than just your average park, and you can see why it's one of the top tourist attractions in the city - so what are you waiting for?

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree for the park, but train is $6
  • ChildrenFree for the park, but train is $4.75 -$5.25
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

Daylight hours. Some attractions have their own times

All year round. Some activities seasonal

I'm Hungry!

There are plenty of places to enjoy a tasty meal! There is the Teahouse, as well as the 1930s Fish House, and a number of cafes and concessions where you can enjoy something a bit more casual.

Healthy Eating!

Why not take a picnic and enjoy your own packed lunch in the park!.

Any Top Tips?

Check out the secrets that are carved in the wood that tell the stories of the land and the people who first lived in the area!.

Need a little extra help?

A lot of the park is paved and easily accessible. Speak to those in each individual attraction about the accessibility if you have questions.

More information

Don't forget those hats and sunblocks on those sunny days!.

What people are saying?

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    I think this might be the closest place to heaven on earth. Definitely a must-do on any visit to Vancouver. We went when it was pouring rain because we were in town for such a short time and it was still our favorite part of an amazing city. The walk around the seawall is beautiful and each turn gives you different breath-taking scenery. We also stopped at the tea house and had a snack - great drinks and an amazing view. We hope to go back in the near future!

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    Stanley park has many great features. Not only are there great restaurants but many things to see and do. See the old bear dens, go to the aquarium or view the great native American totem poles. Its a great place to spend the day in. Cone with your most comfortable walking shoes and time to spare to see it all.

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    Stanley Park is the one of the most gorgeous parks that I have ever visited. I love that they have many designated biking paths and walking/running trails throughout the park. On a recent visit, I rented bikes with some friends and biked the perimeter of the park. We stopped often to take in the gorgeous views of Vancouver Harbour and take pictures with the different statues around the park.

    Don't worry if you're not in shape or not an avid bike enthusiast! The bike "trail" around the perimeter was paved and very flat. There are portions...Read More

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    i love to hike through the 'inner trails' of the park (although I don't recommend doing that alone) where the giant trees and lush undergrowth provide some of the cleanest, most refreshing air that you find in a city - anywhere. Third Beach exists in another time....and I love it.

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    It's in my hood! You can walk many paths and swear your in a forest. Stanley Park Ecological Society has great tours: bird watching to contemplating a tree. An easy stride to a natural stress relief medication. Pretty flower

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by Kristin C.

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Stanley Park is the one of the most gorgeous parks that I have ever visited. I love that they have many designated biking paths and walking/running trails throughout the park. On a recent visit, I rented bikes with some friends and biked the perimeter of the park. We stopped often to take in the gorgeous views of Vancouver Harbour and take pictures with the different statues around the park.

Don't worry if you're not in shape or not an avid bike enthusiast! The bike "trail" around the perimeter was paved and very flat. There are portions where it is required that you walk your bike and they even denote speed limits depending on the areas! If someone needs to pass you, there is space so you can just keep to the right. This is definitely a must-do activity if you're a tourist! I definitely plan to visit Stanley Park on my next trip to Vancouver -- either for biking, tennis, walking, or a picnic!

The park itself was very clean and there were multiple playgrounds throughout the park (we had a mandatory stop for some fun on the swings!). There were also many opportunities to use public restrooms along the way.

The Weather

Friday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 60° F / 16° C
Humidity: 71 %
Wind: SSW - 3 MPH

Saturday

Conditions: Chance of Rain
Temp: 56° F / 13° C
Humidity: 78 %
Wind: E - 6 MPH

Sunday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 60° F / 16° C
Humidity: 75 %
Wind: NNW - 5 MPH

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