Vancouver’s Stanley Park has been named best park in the world by TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards. Stanley Park even beat out New York’s Central Park and was the only Canadian park to make the Top 10 list.
Since we are from Vancouver and so very proud (and maybe a little biased), we thought we would share our favorite sights along Stanley Park, which attracts eight million visitors a year.
Our favorite part of Stanley Park is the massive 8.8 km seawall that stretches along the outer rim of Stanley Park. Taking a stroll along the seawall is always a must when visiting Vancouver. It gives you the opportunity to walk for miles around the whole city, experience amazing city,ocean, mountain and forest (over 27km of forest trails) views. It is one of the most enjoyable walks around Vancouver and it will awaken your mind.
Throughout your seawall journey, there are plenty of places to stop, take photos, relax, and get a bite to eat. There are playgrounds for the kids along the way and the second half of the path has a thriving beach scene.
The Stanley Park train is especially popular at Christmas when the light displays are set up. Otherwise, it is a great little train ride for the kids.
Also located in Stanley Park is the Vancouver Aquarium, the largest aquarium in Canada and one of the five largest in North America.
Have you been to Stanley Park? What did you think? Does Stanley Park deserve such recognition?