With its ocean-side setting and mild year-round temperatures, Vancouver is a city that’s perfectly suited for outdoor play, and Stanley Park, the city’s lush jewel in the crown, provides all the forest-meets-coastline scenery required to quicken the pulse.

Located on a peninsula at the northwestern edge of downtown, Stanley Park attracts around eight million visitors each year. Its famous seawall, fabulous beaches, miles of trails, aquarium, gorgeous gardens, totem poles, swimming pool, water park and miniature railway are a massive hit with visitors and locals alike.

Cycling Adventures

While walking and running are both excellent ways to explore the city’s evergreen expanse, cycling ensures that adventurers can make the most of the park’s 400 gorgeous hectares. Bayshore Bike Rentals, at the Stanley Park seawall entrance, showcases plenty of cycling options, from children’s bikes to hybrid models and even tandem and two-seater rides.

Dining Options

The Teahouse serves fine-dining fare in an exceptional setting.  Dishes celebrate the very best of West Coast flavours along with a touch of French flair. Alternatively, the more casual Stanley’s Park Bar & Grill has a great beer and wine list and some lovely views of the rose gardens. And for a view to die for, Prospect Point Café serves up salads, sandwiches, burgers and seafood with views of the Burrard Inlet, the Lions Gate Bridge and the North Shore mountains.

Free Shuttle Bus

Landis Hotel & Suites is perfectly located in the heart of downtown Vancouver – making it extra easy to explore Stanley Park. The hotel even has a complimentary downtown drop-off shuttle bus. Just talk to the friendly staff at the front desk and they’ll happily arrange a free ride to the park for you!


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