Stanley Park

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by TyGuy on March 9, 2001

Vancouver's Stanley Park is on a penninsula located just west of downtown and a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the city. A writer in RunnersWorld described this as one of the most scenic courses in North America. I heartily agree. The course follows the seawall and gives you spectacular scenery throughtout. The inside of the path ranges from thick forest to sheer rock walls and also provides shade on hot days. The bayside view is ever changing, from the cool cityscape to the mountain ranges across the bay, you'll never be bored. The course itself is suitable for both beginners (read as 'flat') and serious runners as it is marked so you can mark your splits. It also has lanes designated for runners/walkers and bikers/rollerbladers, who are supposed to ride in only one direction. I forgot if it is clockwise or counter clockwise, so pay attention when you get there, eh. To all you harriers out there, I highly recommend this bad boy!
Stanley Park
843 Avison Way
Vancouver, British Columbia, V5K 1A1
(604) 257-8400

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