Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

So now I will tell you about Stanley Park in Vancouver.  This park puts Central Park in NYC 
to shame.  It is over 1,000 acres in size.  It was opened in 1888.  Here below is a link to the 
park's website.  Below is an aerial view of the park.  You can see it is surrounded by water 
on all but one side.  

http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park.aspx



Here is an aerial view of Lion's Gate Bridge as it enters Stanley Park.  There are dense 
woods with old growth trees, 120 miles of trails and roads.  There is a 14 mile / 22 kilometre 
paved seawall for Runners, bikers, and skaters that circles the park.  There are a number of 
beaches, a pool, an Aquarium, a number of public gardens, and a bowling lawn.  There are 
numerous overlooks of English Bay, lagoons, 4 restaurants, 6 concession stands, a miniature 
train, various sculptures, Gardens, and totem poles.


Here are some pictures of the totem poles, the flower gardens, views of the City skyline, etc.






I dined at the cafe at Prospect Point when I visited with Michelle, and I dined at the Fish 
House when I returned on my birthday with my family.  The food was good at both places, 
although the service was really slow at the Fish House.

Next up I will show you sites of Gastown and Chinatown.





2 comments:

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, this Park looks and sounds pretty fantastic. But to say it puts Central Park to shame, seems terribly unfair to me. Central Park is in the middle of one of the biggest and most congested cities in the world. That it exists at all, is a Miracle. It may not have everything that Stanley Park has, but it is Unique ALL on it's own...
Just my ex-New Yorker's opinion....!

Vancouver Voyeur said...

My apologies to Central Park. Having been to both, I find the environment in Stanley Park to be spectacular.

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