Stanley Park
Stanley Park

Located on a peninsula at the northwestern edge of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park is North America's third-largest park and is also one of the city's main tourist destinations. With its 405 hectares of parkland attracting approximately eight million visitors a year, it’s not surprising that this amazing park is always ranked as one of the best urban parks in the world. The park is accessible by different types of public transit including the city bus, the Skytrain, and the West Coast Express, and is a great place to both walk and cycle around. The park offers a wide range of memorable experiences for all ages and interests. It has a vast natural forest with about half a million trees, some of which stand as tall as 76 meters (249 ft) and are hundreds of years old. It also has miles of shoreline, beautiful beaches, an amazing seawall, and some of the best walking trails in Vancouver. Also, in the middle of Stanley Park you’ll find the Vancouver Aquarium, which is another very popular tourist attraction in Vancouver. It is the oldest and largest aquarium in Canada and houses an amazing collection of marine species. The park is packed with things to do, like walking and bike trails, water activities, playgrounds, restaurants, and many types of recreational sports’ attractions. It has sandy beaches, a seaside swimming pool, a water spray park, gardens, tennis courts, a golf course, and Brockton Oval, which is used for rugby, cricket, and track sports. Stanley Park Drive is a beautiful road that goes all around the outer edge of this magnificent park. Along the road you get to see some of the most famous landmarks in the park, and also fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean.

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