It was great weather over the weekend so we managed to fit in a couple of walks around Stanley Park. It’s a fabulous place to unwind with a sea wall footpath and a separate cycle/blade path as well. Some memorable views (excluding the sulphur heap).
Stanley Park’s history goes back to the early days of the city. In 1886, Vancouver’s first City Council made a momentous decision by dedicating the 400 hectare (1,000 acre) peninsula for park and recreation purposes.
Yearly visits to this, North America’s third largest urban core park, are estimated at eight million people. Originally home to Burrard, MusqueamSquamish First Nations people, Stanley Park as you see it today was not one designer’s grand scheme but more an
evolution of a pioneer city’s hopes and dreams; a place for its citizens to recreate themselves through active sport or passive repose.
Vancouver Park Board website
These images are from June 06 when the family came out to Vancouver on a fact finding trip before our final relocation.
The great thing about Stanley Park is that it’s not just a tourist attraction, local people are using the facilities, the park is achieving it’s purpose.