Lord Stanley Blog

Insights into the local Vancouver Area.


Things to do in Stanley Park

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.”

Spring Fling in Stanley Park

No matter where you look, it’s hard not to notice the first signs of spring: young leafy tendrils poking up from the earth, newly blossomed branches of yellow forsythia swaying gently in the breeze or full on pink frothiness of Japanese cherry blossoms decorating parks, city streets and even in the courtyards of downtown.

Autumn Splendor in Stanley Park

Fall is definitely the most spectacular of all seasons in Vancouver’s Stanley Park: pleasantly sunny afternoons with a decidedly crisp nip in the air, crimson and orange leaves festooning the trees and scattered on the ground make for a breathtakingly beautiful backdrop for visitors to the park.

Lord Stanley: He’s Got Game

Did you know Lord Stanley Suites on the Park is named after an actual person?  And that he was the one who influenced the development of a sporting event that is ingrained in the psyche of every Canadian man, woman and child? Here’s the lowdown: If you go for a stroll in Stanley Park and wander into a clearing in the midst of a forested area across from the Vancouver Rowing Club, chances are you’ll see a large statue of a very imposing figure: Lord Stanley of Preston, Canada’s 6th Governor General and the namesake of Stanley Park.

World’s Best Park: At our Doorstep

Stanley Park Vancouver, CanadaWhat is the world’s best park, according to TripAdvisor? It’s right here in Vancouver and located at the doorstep of Lord Stanley at the Park! You might have guessed Central Park in New York City or perhaps Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, but Stanley Park, just a stone’s throw away from us is clearly the hands down winner. With hundreds of thousands visits annually, this 1000 acre park is majestically situated just west of  the downtown core. Features include postcard perfect beaches, a world class aquarium, several fine dining establishments, breathtaking views and sweeping vistas, not to mention a scenic 5km seawall for cycling and strolling, it’s no wonder Stanley Park is the best park in the world.

Out the Front Door of Lord Stanley on the Park

Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or perhaps a longer stay, The Lord Stanley Suites is a hidden gem in downtown Vancouver conveniently situated virtually across the street from Coal Harbour and the world famous Stanley Park.