What’s the best way to soak up the spectacular sights along False Creek? Some of the most breathtaking waterfront views (as well as mountain vistas) can be seen aboard one of the jaunty water taxis that ply this waterway.
If you’ve never had the chance the visit the world-renowned Capilano Suspension Bridge, a great time to explore this sensational attraction is during the winter when the bridge, along with the entire park comes alive after dark: all completely festooned with tens of thousands of twinkling holiday lights.
Whether it’s the Orient Express or Thomas the Tank, trains and train travel have long been publicized in numerous songs, films and books that young and old are infinitely familiar with; here in Vancouver, the Stanley Park train is a local institution.
Ask any local what’s the #1 must-do summer activity at or near Stanley Park and you’d probably get a unanimous response: go for a stroll or cycle! Recently rated the #1 urban park in the world by Trip Advisor with some of the most scenic bike trails bar none, it is suitable not only for cycling, but also running, walking, in-line skating and stroller pushing, too. Step outside the doors of the hotel with JP, Lord Stanley Suite’s handyman extraordinaire for a scenic little ride!
It’s undeniable; the signs of spring are just about everywhere you look as soon as you step out the doors of Lord Stanley; in fact, down the block at Chilco & Alberni, right at the entrance to Stanley Park, there’s a magnificent grouping of cherry trees in frothy, pink splendour. Saunter across Georgia St to Coal Harbour; there you’ll find spectacular splashes of pink blossoming trees that line the seawall walkway. Even the majestic Sliding Edge waterfall is flanked with carefree branches of blossoms swaying in the breeze and heralding the first breath of spring.
Regardless of the season, there’s always plenty to see and do in Stanley Park year round. The best thing about it? Most of it is free of charge.
One of the most spectacular highlights of the holiday season in downtown Vancouver is the Stanley Park Bright Nights miniature train attracting several hundred thousand visitors each year and well within walking distance from Lord Stanley Suites.
Located less than a mile away from Lord Stanley Suites is world famous Stanley Park, designated a national historic site of Canada, this 1,000-acre green oasis attracts approximately 8 million visitors each year. Stanley Park was first opened on September 27, 1888 and is named after Lord Frederick Stanley, the Governor General of Canada at that time. The goal of Stanley Park is to create a place where citizens can “recreate themselves through active sport or peaceful relaxation.”
If you’re ready to embark in a scenic little adventure to view Vancouver from a different perspective, stroll over to Harbour Cruises located at the foot of Denman St., just steps away from Lord Stanley Suites! Take the one hour harbour tour (inside Burrard Inlet) on the MPV Constitution: you’ll get the opportunity to see many highly rated attractions which you can view comfortably either up top on the observation deck or below deck inside the cabin.