Booking tickets for a family holiday in Vancouver is a great idea indeed! While there, do make sure that you head to Stanley Park. Located at the north-western edge of downtown Vancouver, this is a perfect place for fun and learning. Stanley Park is well known for its beautiful beaches, smooth walking-tracks and also Canada’s largest aquarium. This 1,000-acre urban park also includes a Water Park and a miniature railway. The park offers a wide range of unforgettable experiences for all ages and interests.
Check out the top 5 attractions of the park.
The Vancouver Aquarium is home to around 70,000 creatures, including dolphins, otters, seals and many more. Visitors can feed and play with trained whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and sea lions. The Vancouver Aquarium’s 4D experience is simply unforgettable. It showcases some of the best of nature documentaries and films, including the Planet Earth series.
If you are fond of swimming, there are a couple of beaches for you. One is on the south-eastern coast of the park. The other one is a beautiful sandy beach with panoramic views. Both beaches offer facilities such as washrooms, volleyball courts and swimming raft with a large slide.
Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours
Enjoy the natural beauty of Stanley Park on a horse-drawn carriage, while enjoying interesting narratives about the sights here from a professional guide. The tour features Deadman’s Island, Vancouver’s harbour, Lions Gate Bridge and a coastal red cedar forest. The tour departs from the Coal Harbour. One can take this ride without making any prior reservations.
First Nation’s Art and Totem Poles
First Nation’s Art and Totem Poles is the most visited tourist attraction. Three brilliantly carved red cedar portals and nine totem poles welcome visitors to the Brockton Point. The collection started with four totems in 1920. The ninth and most recent totem pole was added to Brockton Point in 2009.
Landmarks in Stanley Park
Stanley Park is famous for several landmarks, including Lost Lagoon, Prospect Point, Beaver Lake, and many others. Lost Lagoon is famed for showcasing the beauty and biodiversity of the park. Furthermore, there is the Hollow Tree, a 700- to 800-year-old Western Red Cedar tree stump. It is one of the most well-known and photographed landmarks in the park.