Stanley Park, Vancouver
Tour Stanley Park -- the emerald gem of the city! There are not (m)any urban parks like this: 1,000 acres of tall trees, well-maintained paths, bike trails, lovely vistas, sandy beaches, a fantastic Aquarium, cricket oval, playgrounds, marina, a great oceanside pool, seafood restaurants, tennis courts, putting green, the Rowing Club, rose gardens ... need I say more?
Oh, yes -- don't feed the raccoons at Prospect Point! They're cute, but they bite!
Fondest memory: When I'm not in Vancouver, I miss the sushi restaurants. Not only do we have a lot of sushi places of every price range, but the fish is really fresh!
Also, when I'm away I miss waking up to English Bay and the North Shore mountains.
If you have never been to Vancouver before, first place that any local would probably show you is the huge and beautiful Stanley Park.
The stunning views to the downtown core and the Northshore mountains is not to be missed.
The park hosts tress that are not only gigantic, but also some as old as Christopher Columbus.
Fondest memory: The fresh, crisp clean mountain sea air is one of the many things that I miss about Vancouver when away. Not to mention, the scenery.
spend a day in Stanley Park. You can bike, rollerblade, jog along the sea wall. There are driveways for cars as well, but unless you absolutely can not be part with your four-wheel friend, leave it behind.
Fondest memory: Vancouver is famous not only for its scenary. Everywhere you go, people are very nice and friendly. Motorists will patiently wait behind
you at intersections(at least in my experience)
while you day dream and forget to notice the light has just turned green.
visit Stanley Park. If I lived in Vancouver, I would probably go to Stanley Park all the time. I would move to the park...I'd be known as the wild man that lives in Stanley Park :)
I'm exaggerating. S.P. has trails for hiking, lakes, an aquarium, and so on.... And, people walk, jog, bike, rollerblade on the seawall which surrounds the park. And, don't forget the beaches.
Fondest memory: The picture is of me standing inside of Hollow Tree in S.P. You can either drive or hike to the tree.
Visit Stanley Park,sea wall walk and Vancouver Aquarium.An in-expensive way to enjoy a day taking in breath taking scenery and fresh air.The best time to do the sea walk is when the tide is out.
Fondest memory: Exploring sea life on the beach when the tide is low.
Wandering through the trails in Stanley Park is certainly an activity that should be experienced when visiting Vancouver.
Fondest memory: When I am away from Vancouver I miss the sound and the smell of the sea...as soon as I arrive back I am sitting on a bench on the seawall with my eyes closed listening to the waves..
a must visit is Stanley Park - what a sight for sore eyes . With more than 400 hectares of lawn , foerst and waterfront , Vancouver's versatile urban park can be a place for sweet serenity .
Fondest memory: I enjoyed just watching people walk through this park , whether you were with your sweetheart , family members or simply just relaxing on the grass .
Stanley Park is amazing. So is North Vancouver with Grouse Mountain. Vancouver is a really natural and beautiful city. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes to do outdoor activities (like me). There are many interesting surrounding areas, such as Victoria and Tofino.
Fondest memory: So far, I really enjoyed a trip I took with my school agency (www.eslvancouver.com). We went on a picnic in Stanley Park. That is what is so amazing about the city. One second you are in the city, the next second you can be in nature. I really enjoyed the first meeting with so many good friends.
go to Stanley Park and walk or rollerblade around the Seawall, take the Skyride up to Grouse Mountain, cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge, do some shopping in Granville Island and Robson Street (but buy your souvenirs in the dollar stores -- they're way cheaper!).
Fondest memory: Oh the scenery.. The picture below was taken at the Stanley Park seawall with the downtown Vancouver skyline at the background. More info and pics on Stanley park are in my travelogue.
Spend the day in Stanley Park - walk around the seawall (about 2 hours), swim in the ocean or the outdoor pool, stroll nature's pathways through the park, rent a bike and cycle, stop for fish and chips on the beach while watching the big cruise-ships go by, see the gardens in bloom, watch the sun go down while sipping on an iced latte...
Fondest memory: Whenever I come back to Vancouver from anywhere, I realize how much I love the air, the green, the sight of the ocean, mountains and the parks, and that this is accessible to anyone!
walk through Stanley Park - although I didn't enjoy it very much, it's like 3 big highways: one for walking, one for biking, and one for roller-blading !!
Fondest memory: 1th of July is Canada-Day. Exactly on this day (out trip lastet 20 days, started in New York and ended in Seattle) we were in Vancouver. Up to this day we have crossed Canada and have not yet seen a Mountie in his red uniform.
In Vancouver I saw the first one, and guess what he was doing? Being photo-model all the day - smiling when being photographed with all the tourists. One of the tourists was me!
walk around Stanley Park. It is beautiful and relaxing, I can't think of a better way to adjust to the Vancouver atmosphere.
Fondest memory: I really like walking the length of the beach at the UBC campus...you can see the city, the mountains and the water, just perfect!
Visit Stanley Park and the Aquarium there. Take a walk or bike around the seawall. Some of the scenery is unbelievable!
Fondest memory: Seeing the huge old trees in both Stanley Park and Lighthouse Park. They ar incredible.
Stanley Park has got to be tops on my list - great place to bike / walk / roller blade the sea wall - artists in the Spring and Summer - Great place for young and young at heart !
Fondest memory: Attending the Shakespeare festival in Vanier Park...and I don't even like Shakespeare !!!
Stanley Park in Vancouver is one of the best kept and most rewarding parks i have visited,though I was seven at the time.
If I remember right, feeding the chipmonks and climbing the totam poles was a buzz.
Also ,take the sea bus across the harbour.Lovely.Reminds me of the beachcombers......The T.V. program with him out of airwolf.......or maybe not.
Fondest memory: As a kid I remember Gas town more than anything,watching the Sears tower and waiting for it to spin.
And the state line with the memorial gate,possibly in Seattle.