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?