Stanley Park

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Stanley Park

Stanley Park

Stanley Park

Quick facts

  • Name: Stanley Park
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Type of attraction: Public park
  • Opened: 1888
  • Ticket price: Free

Stanley Park is a 405-hectare (1.001-acre) public park next to downtown Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada and is surrounded by the Burrard Inlet and English Bay waters.

The park has a long history, and is the city’s first places to discover when visiting Vancouver. The land was originally used for thousands of years by Indigenous people before British colonization, during the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush in 1858.

The future park with its abundant resources would also be home to non-Indigenous settlers for many years following the colonization. The land was later transformed into the first park in Vancouver when the town was incorporated in 1886.

It was named after Lord Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, then appointed governor general. It was originally known as the Coal Peninsula, and was set aside to guard the entrance to Vancouver harbor for military fortifications. In 1886 the city council of Vancouver successfully sought a park lease that was granted for $1 per annum. Lord Stanley opened the Park in his name in September 1888.

The park has many attractions and it is a must when visiting Vancouver.

Cycling the Seawall: A relaxing audio tour cycle along the Stanley Park Seawall

Explore Stanley Park!

Top hotels near Stanley Park

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

A stay at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver places you in the heart of Vancouver, within a 15-minute walk of Canada Place and BC Place Stadium. This 5-star hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Stanley Park and 2.2 mi (3.5…

La Grande Residence at the Sutton Place Hotel

La Grande Residence at the Sutton Place Hotel

With a stay at La Grande Residence at the Sutton Place Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in Vancouver, within a 10-minute drive of Stanley Park and Canada Place. This 4.5-star hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Granville Island Public…

Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

The Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver offers easy access to luxury shopping, art facilities and trendy restaurants and bars with a full-service spa. Guests can enjoy views of downtown Vancouver. Each guest room is equipped with a 42-inch flat-screen TV, Nespresso coffee…

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Tours and trips including Stanley Park

Interesting facts about Stanley Park

Here are some interesting facts about this amazing landmark:

  • The park is larger than Central Park in New York City.
  • Its history goes back 3,000 years.
  • In 2014, it was proclaimed as the best park in the world!

Private Stanley Park 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour in Vancouver

Safe travels!



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