Stanley Park is a 1,000 acre urban park which occupies the peninsula adjacent to downtown Vancouver, BC. This park, opened in 1888 is named for Lord Frederick Stanley, Governor General of Canada at that time. Stanley Park is the third largest park in North America.
The park’s most popular feature is its 5.5 miles of shoreline along which runs a footpath as well as a separate bike path. It is home to large stands of towering red cedar, hemlock and Douglas fir trees, as well as over 500 species of wildlife, from squirrels and salamanders to blue herons and owls. In addition, there are rhododendron and rose gardens.