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Holidays in Stanley Park
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Stanley Park featuring general coastal views, landscape views and a sunset
Recognised as one of the greatest parks in the world, well-loved for its forested walking trails, bustling beaches, manicured gardens and variety of wildlife.

The beloved green lung of Vancouver is a living, breathing medley of majestic cedar, fir and hemlock trees, blooming gardens and pristine beaches along the peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Spanning over 400 hectares, Stanley Park beats New York's Central Park in size by 60 hectares making it the third largest urban park in North America, visited by about eight million people annually.

Formerly designated as a military reserve and logged for timber, the land was given to the city by the Dominion government in 1888 and named after Lord Stanley of Preston, the governor general of Canada at the time, and a dedicated preserver of the area's natural resources.

More than 27 kilometres of forest trails weave through the lush foliage of the park, some of which were once used by lumberjacks to drag fell trees to the water. Look out for some of the park's wildlife, including coyotes, raccoons, beavers, skunks, grey squirrels and eagles. A stroll along one of these trails gives you a glimpse into the region's wilderness history.

Surrounded by ocean on three sides, the park's perimeter is lined with a 22-kilometre path called the Seawall. The arresting views of the water from this path make it a popular spot for joggers, cyclists, rollerbladers, and walkers. Two to three hours make for a leisurely stroll along this path, while cycling would take about an hour.

For a fun way of exploring the park, take a one-hour horse-drawn carriage tour, (running from mid-March to late Oct), or take the miniature train through the forest (closed January and February).

The park has enough on offer to fill an entire day and more, being home to spectacular gardens, pitch-and-putt golf, Canada's largest aquarium, the renowned totem pole display at Brockton Point, and plenty of beaches and open spaces perfect for a nap, a picnic, or to delve into a good book. Take a dip at one of the beaches or check out the heated outdoor pool at Second Beach with stunning views of English Bay that’s usually open from late May until early September.

Located in Vancouver's West End neighbourhood, there are multiple entrances to the park which are easily accessible on foot, bicycle, public transport or car. If you’re driving, you can park can buy a daily parking pass valid for moving and parking at any car park within Stanley Park during operating hours.

Recognised as one of the greatest parks in the world, well-loved for its forested walking trails, bustling beaches, manicured gardens and variety of wildlife.

The beloved green lung of Vancouver is a living, breathing medley of majestic cedar, fir and hemlock trees, blooming gardens and pristine beaches along the peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Spanning over 400 hectares, Stanley Park beats New York's Central Park in size by 60 hectares making it the third largest urban park in North America, visited by about eight million people annually.

Formerly designated as a military reserve and logged for timber, the land was given to the city by the Dominion government in 1888 and named after Lord Stanley of Preston, the governor general of Canada at the time, and a dedicated preserver of the area's natural resources.

More than 27 kilometres of forest trails weave through the lush foliage of the park, some of which were once used by lumberjacks to drag fell trees to the water. Look out for some of the park's wildlife, including coyotes, raccoons, beavers, skunks, grey squirrels and eagles. A stroll along one of these trails gives you a glimpse into the region's wilderness history.

Surrounded by ocean on three sides, the park's perimeter is lined with a 22-kilometre path called the Seawall. The arresting views of the water from this path make it a popular spot for joggers, cyclists, rollerbladers, and walkers. Two to three hours make for a leisurely stroll along this path, while cycling would take about an hour.

For a fun way of exploring the park, take a one-hour horse-drawn carriage tour, (running from mid-March to late Oct), or take the miniature train through the forest (closed January and February).

The park has enough on offer to fill an entire day and more, being home to spectacular gardens, pitch-and-putt golf, Canada's largest aquarium, the renowned totem pole display at Brockton Point, and plenty of beaches and open spaces perfect for a nap, a picnic, or to delve into a good book. Take a dip at one of the beaches or check out the heated outdoor pool at Second Beach with stunning views of English Bay that’s usually open from late May until early September.

Located in Vancouver's West End neighbourhood, there are multiple entrances to the park which are easily accessible on foot, bicycle, public transport or car. If you’re driving, you can park can buy a daily parking pass valid for moving and parking at any car park within Stanley Park during operating hours.

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1432 Cheap Hotels Near Stanley Park

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$186 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Located in Coal Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from United States Consulate and Vancouver Waterfront. Robson Street and Canada Place are also ...
4.2/5Very Good! (2,477 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay at the Pinnacle, the location is perfect, hotel was clean, beds comfortable which was all we were looking for as we didn’t plan to be in the hotel too much (only to sleep). Did not use the amenities. Due to covid you must call for towels and garbage collection, rooms are not cleaned ..."

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2021

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$224 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is steps away from Robson Square and Robson Street. Granville Street and Vancouver Art Gallery are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,331 reviews)
"Great location close to everything. Excellent swimming pool. Staff friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2021

The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
4 out of 5
1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC
The price is AU$291 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
Located in Coal Harbour, this spa hotel is steps away from Vancouver False Creek Seawall and Vancouver Waterfront. Robson Street and Vancouver Convention Centre ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)
"Friendly helpful staff, the pool is fantastic as well the restaurant. Room was clean & comfortable. Look forward to coming up!"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2021

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Stanley Park Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel Downtown Vancouver
Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel Downtown Vancouver
2.5 out of 5
1431 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is AU$98 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel Downtown Vancouver
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
The price is AU$186 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is AU$224 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
4 out of 5
1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC
The price is AU$291 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
The Burrard
The Burrard
3 out of 5
1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is AU$146 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
The Burrard
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is AU$271 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
4 out of 5
1000 Burrard St,, Vancouver, BC
The price is AU$226 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Sylvia Hotel
Sylvia Hotel
3 out of 5
1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, BC
The price is AU$180 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
Sylvia Hotel
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
The price is AU$427 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.