Trip 059 - September 6, 2011 (Tuesday)

Stanley Park Visit

Vancouver BC Canada

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Location in Vancouver:
West End of downtown - two blocks West from Denman Street.

Liked: Walking around the seawall, natural views, numerous available forest paths, available horse-drawn tours, observing seaplanes.

Of note: Long stretches of the seawall have no shade. Pay parking in effect throughout Stanley Park.

Related Website: Stanley Park - City of Vancouver Official Site.

Other Trips in Vancouver area: Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver Seawall, Canada Line Skytrain Opening Day.


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This enormous urban park is Vancouver's green jewel, highly popular with locals and visitors alike. You can walk, jog, bike, rollerblade, tan on a beach, sit and watch the nature, passing boats, or the seaplanes, visit Vancouver Aquarium, have a meal in a restaurant, and do many other things.

1. There are many different ways of getting to Stanley Park. Aside from walking or biking, you can take public transit (trolley #19 goes right into the park), use one of the tour buses, or drive your own vehicle. Our trip starts on Georgia Street. We are looking West and are about to cross Denman Street. If you would like to rent a bicycle, there is a large rental shop on the corner of Denman and Georgia, to the left of where we are on the photo below.


Georgia Street at Denman Street Vancouver BC Canada

2. To get to Stanley Park, make sure to be in the second lane from the right. If you miss it, there is another turn into the park off the causeway a few kilometers further.

3. If you are on foot, you would have time to check out the map of the park. Our location is shown with a purple circle closer to the bottom of the page, just to the right of the middle.


Stanley Park Map

4. Soon you would get to this roundabout.

5. Unless you have a specific place in mind and know how to get there, it is a good idea after entering the roundabout to make an immediate right turn and drive where the car on the photo below is heading.

6. Very shortly you get to admire the statue of a Scottish poet Robert Burns.


Robert Burns Statue Stanley Park Vancouver British Columbia Canada

7. And right after that there is a parking lot on the left side. There are quite a few of these in Stanley Park, and you can also park on a roadway here and there.

8. It's time to pay the piper. The ticket is good throughout Stanley Park. The rate is $3 per hour, or $10 all day (6 AM to 9 PM). Between 9 PM and 6 AM it's free. The rate is lower in off-season.


Stanley Park Pay Parking Machine

9. The good thing about this parking lot is that it is right by the Info Centre.


Stanley Park Information Centre Vancouver BC Canada

10. The horse-drawn tours start right here too.


Stanley Park Horse Drawn Tour Wagon

11. And, most importantly, the seawall runs nearby as well.


Stanley Park Seawall

12. And so we started walking. Our first good view.

13. Downtown Vancouver seen from the Stanley Park seawall.


Downtown Vancouver BC

14. Here is Canada Place and Vancouver Convention Centre.


Canada Place Vancouver BC

15. This is a statue of Harry Jerome, British Columbia athlete of the century.


Harry Jerome Statue Stanley Park Vancouver BC Canada

16. Seaplanes flying by never cease to impress.


West Coast Air Seaplane

17. The seawall is impressive by itself too.

18. We found several fishers along the seawall. Here are some of them, with Lions Gate Bridge in the background.


Lions Gate Bridge Seen from Stanley Park

19. Shortly thereafter, we left the seawall, as we decided to go to Prospect Point via the roadway. There is a bit of a grade involved.


Stanley Park Roadway

20. Once you get to the top, you can walk for a few minutes on a trail running parallel to the roadway.

Our trip Continues on Page 2.


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