Lord Stanley Blog

Insights into the local Vancouver Area.

Wonderful Winter Walk Around Stanley Park

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.

While activities such as tennis, lawn bowling, golfing or swimming do require dry weather, there’s one activity that is not weather dependent. Rain or shine, visitors and locals flock to the seawall for a leisurely jaunt: walking, running, in-line skating or cycling, the views are stunning no matter which part of the seawall one decides to take. Start at Coal Harbour on the eastern side of Stanley Park to get a panoramic view of downtown Vancouver then round the bend to Brockton Point to stop off by The Lighthouse  where cyclists seemingly congregate. From there to Prospect Point, you’ll see lots of activity in Burrard Inlet: from freighters on the water to seaplanes taking off into the air, there’s never a dull moment. If you look across the water on a clear day, you’ll be rewarded with a picture postcard view of the North Shore Mountains. Heading over to the western side of Stanley Park,  you’ll pass both Third and Second Beaches with stunning views of Georgia Strait flowing into the Pacific Ocean. Insider tips: See some incredible First Nations totem poles and carvings located just off Brockton Point. For the best vantage point of Georgia Strait, Ferguson Point is your best bet, and just steps away is  The Teahouse Restaurant, an idyllic little hideaway tucked into the Park which serves great West Coast cuisine.