Stanley Park

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Constance on June 30, 2003

This is the most amazing city park I've ever been to! It covers 1,000 acres and has more activities then you'll be able to do in a weekend.

Choose between walking, kayaking, in-line skating, biking, the Science Center, Rose Garden, Lost Lagoon, Vancouver Aquarium, or beach combing. There is something for everyone here.

Parking is only $4 per day and there is even a free shuttle bus that operates daily.

The bike trail was freshly paved and flawless. It was divided perfectly into sections for bikers and walkers so as to minimize congestion.

My favorite part of the afternoon was the amazing views I was treated to as I biked around the perimeter of the park. The ocean was always in view and the scenery constantly changing from sandy beaches to grassy parks to rocky shores.

The ride itself was not challenging and basically flat, so it's not to be used as a cardio workout. However, it's well worth it to see the park from this viewpoint. You would miss so much of it in a car or by walking. I found myself stopping many times to appreciate the scenery.

In a couple areas you have to get off and walk your bike through public places and in two areas around some dangerous curves. I can only imagine how many cyclists have gone off the trail and into the rocks below.

This is one activity that is not to be missed!

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

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