4.5 out of 5 - 2 reviews

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Lion Tamer from Vancouver writes:

Hiked this one on February 21st.

Stanley park is amazing. The terrain is diverse from the flat beautiful sea-wall to the trails on the west end of the park that do gain and lose some elevation as they follow the cliffs.

There's a lot to take in, but topping the list is Prospect Point with its great views of the North Shore mountains, and Beaver pond (which had a heron!). This park is the perfect intersection of accessible and beautiful. If you have only one day off in the winter to go hiking, pick this park.

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    Posted: February 22, 2017 10:10:46 PM PST


    Teng L from Beijing writes:

    Stanley Park is one of the most accessible parks in Vancouver area, by bus, on a bike, in a car, or just on foot.

    The best part of the park is Prospect Point, which is an elevated location on the northwest by the bridge. You can have the best views of the peaks in North Vancouver, as well as Lions Gate Bridge, and ships, people, bikes down below in the water or on the seawall trail. There's also nice food there around Prospect Point, making it quite a nice place for a lunch break. You can proceed from there to go onto the bridge for some awesome photos. Note that, if you bike there, you can follow W Georgia St. until you are near. From there, some trails can be too steep to bike, but I never had them stop me from pushing my bike. You can also bike via the trails. Elevation is probably less than 100m.

    I'd also recommend biking around the seawall (one-way only; it goes counter-clockwise on the maps). Bike rentals are everywhere around West End, or you can easily bring your own on the bus / skytrain -- kudos to TransLink for making it such an easy thing to do. Around the seawall you get the city views on the east, North Van on the north, and English Bay (plus sunset if you are there at the right time) on the west.

    Other than these two highlights, Stanley Park is a decent forest park to jog / walk / bike like many others.

      Posted: December 27, 2016 12:52:27 AM PST


      jay kern from allenhurst writes:

      will be in Vancouver second week in Sept.Interested in easy hiking close to Vancouver.Thanks

        Posted: August 2, 2009 04:22:36 AM PST


        Mike Jansen from Vancouver writes:

        I walked around some of the trails in Stanley Park on the weekend and was amazed at the amount of damage still there from the storms if 2006. The sections of trail near prospect point, it looks as though a logging operation has flattened that area. It's sad to see in some respects but it's also amazing to see the force that mother nature can have.

          Posted: March 3, 2008 10:30:20 AM PST


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