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.”

Today, Stanley Park is home to dozens of monuments, landmarks, gardens, trees, and many different types of wildlife.  The park also boasts many different enjoyable outdoor activities.  We invite you to watch our video and take a virtual tour of the Stanley Park Seawall, First Nations Totem Poles, Brockton Pavilion, the SS Empress of Japan, Vancouver Aquarium, Lumbermen’s Arch, the Stanley Park Water Park, Prospect Point, Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park Pitch & Putt, Stanley Park Tennis Courts, and the Stanley Park Heron’s Nests.