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  • Address: Georgia Street West, Vancouver, Canada
  • Admission: Free

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Stanley Park Tours

Vancouver’s Stanley Park enjoys a stellar natural setting, surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and laid out against the backdrop of the snow-capped North Shore Mountains. At nearly 1,000 acres (405 hectares) in size, it’s a mix of coastal red-cedar forest, lakes and lagoons, and scenic meadows. A walk along the public park’s seawall is an essential part of experiencing Vancouver.

The Basics
Visitors can see Stanley Park as a part of a Vancouver sightseeing tour, or dive in deeper with a guided tour along its wooded trails. Those interested in history will want to check out the First Nations Interpretive Walking Tour, which explains the local indigenous history and culture. Guided photography tours take a closer look at the beauty of the area’s temperate rain forest, while fans of the outdoors will enjoy the park’s natural beauty—and a verdant escape from the city—along its winding cycling and hiking paths. Families with kids can stop at the Vancouver Aquarium (Canada’s largest) and the Stanley Park Miniature Train, a replica of the Canadian Pacific Railway engine made famous for pulling Canada’s first transcontinental passenger train into Vancouver in the late 1880s.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A free shuttle bus travels around the park, though many bike or walk to get around.
  • Old-fashioned horse-drawn carriages offer one-hour tours and are a great—and romantic—way to get an overview of the area.
  • Restaurants and cafés are scattered throughout the park.

How to Get There
Stanley Park is located at the west end of downtown Vancouver. The park’s information booth is near the Georgia Street entrance, along the seawall. Walking and cycling paths lead from downtown to the peninsula where the park is located. The TransLink #19 bus and Skytrain are public transport options, or you can park your car easily using a daily parking pass.

When to Get There
The park is open year-round; March to November bring the mildest weather, and it can get quite cold in the winter. To have the park (relatively) to yourself, the best times to visit are typically early morning and mid- to late afternoon.

Where to Find Stanley Park’s Best Views
Certainly one of the best views in Stanley Park is from the seawall looking back at the Vancouver skyline and Coal Harbour. For natural beauty, it’s tough to beat the views of the surrounding mountains, but the rose garden and beaches come close. There’s also the wildlife, including bald eagles, beavers, and birds. Culturally, the First Nations art and totem poles are a must. Other scenic spots worth seeing include the Lost Lagoon, Hollow Tree, and Beaver Lake.

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Stanley Park First Nations Interpretive Walking Tour, Vancouver, null
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Stanley Park First Nations Interpretive Walking Tour

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Enjoy a comprehensive cultural and educational experience on a 90-minute interpretive walking tour around Beaver Lake, Stanley Park. Learn how indigenous ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Alpine Adventure, Vancouver, Walking Tours
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Alpine Adventure

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This full day, 10 hour private tour combines  our most popular  activities, sightseeing and our very popular alpine adventure on Grouse Mountain and a visit ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Beer Tasting

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Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Wine Tasting

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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City and Gardens Tour

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Vancouver Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge

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This year round tour of Vancouver and the neighboring North Shore includes both a comfy coach bus ride through downtown attractions and hair-raising walks high ...  Read more

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Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours, Vancouver, City Tours
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Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours

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Discover Vancouver's world-renowned Stanley Park on this 1-hour sightseeing tour. Step aboard an old-fashioned horse-drawn vehicle and travel in comfort ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour, Vancouver, Horse Carriage Rides
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Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour

Uncover the secrets of Stanley Park on a 2.5-hour insider walking tour with an expert guide. Explore the famous seawall, dark forested trails, secret ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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2.5-Hour Small-Group Stanley Park Bike Tour, Vancouver, Walking Tours
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2.5-Hour Small-Group Stanley Park Bike Tour

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Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Vancouver City and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights Tour

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