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Stanley Park has the honor of being Vancouver's first and largest urban park. With over 1000 acres of West Coast rainforest, waterfront and scenic views, beaches and historical landmarks, you'll never be left wanting for something to do when visiting.

The land where the park sits was once home to indigenous peoples and was turned into a park in 1886 when the city of Vancouver incorporated. Unlike parks designed by landscape architects, Stanley Park is a result of the natural forest and urban spaces evolving together over the years.

A large part of the park is forested with over 27 kilometers of trails to admire local wildlife and trees, some over 100 years old. Totem poles and other man-made attractions dot the landscape and the park houses a polar bear exhibit, Canada's largest aquarium, and several places to dine.

Utrip Tips

*So, there's a lot to do here. Here's a few things you'll probably like:
Vancouver Aquarium
Horse Drawn Tours

*If you want to soak up nature:
Second Beach
Third Beach
Lost Lagoon (and the Lost Lagoon Nature House)

*If you're looking for some landmarks:
Lions Gate Bridge
Prospect Point Lighthouse
Brockton Point
Girl in a Wetsuit

*You can also play a round at Stanley Park Pitch & Putt

*If it's summertime, check out Theatre Under The Stars

*You may also want to treat yourself at Candy Meister

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