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Totem Poles in Stanley Park

A September 2005 trip to Vancouver by KenDurham

Totem Poles from afar Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: A trip to Vancouver is not complete without a visit to Stanley Park to see the totem poles and the cityscape.

Totem Poles in Stanley Park

Overview

Totem Poles from afar Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
Quote:
Viewing the totem poles on display at the start of your tour of Stanley Park is a must. If you can find a guide to give you more information while looking at them, it is even better. There is a burned-out tree near the western beaches that is neat to stand in (use a flash to get a picture). See if you can find the snake's head in the tree.Quick Tips: Parking is very expensive at per hour... Buy the all-day pass for , then you can move around the park at your own leisure and even return later in the day/evening and not have to pay again. It will take more than an hour to see it all.Best Way To Get Around: In the park, use your car. Most roads are one-way, so if you mis...Read More

3 Beaches

Attraction

3 Beaches Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
Quote:
You are right on the Pacific shores at the three beaches here.

1st Beach is closest to town and by far the noisiest for traffic. Easy to get to and therefore busy.

2nd Beach has the "cement pond" (swimming pool). Great sandy beach, but lots of rocks to climb if you want to go into the water.

3rd Beach is by far the best. Direct access to the water, the sandy beach is wide, and there are massive logs on the beach to use for sitting or shelter from the offshore winds.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 6, 2005

3 Beaches
Western Side of Stanley Park
Vancouver, British Columbia

Stanley Park

Attraction | "The cityscape from the park"

Stanley Park Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
Quote:
As you walk around the boundary of Stanley Park, you are always on the water's edge. The view is ever changing.

It ranges from commercial to industrial to residential to ocean to mountains.

The choice of view is yours, even the same view is changing as you watch it. ENJOY!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 6, 2005

Stanley Park
843 Avison Way
Vancouver, British Columbia V5K 1A1
(604) 257-8400