Wherever possible the best experience of the park is on foot. All areas are
accessible. A leisurely walk around the seawall takes approximately 2 hours
(10km). The whole park, including stops for meals, picnics and/or stepping into
the water at the beaches, can be experienced in a day without being rushed.
The Seawall is well paved and filled with wonderful vistas of the North Shore
Mountains, the downtown skyline and more, it is a stunning start to your day.
You could spend the day just seeing what Stanley park has to offer don't be
afraid to leave the seawall, and explore the Park, finding the seawall again is
really easy just look for the mountains and head there.
points of interest along the way
- 9 o'clock gun. (canon actually)
- Brockton Point and the Lighthouse
- Lumbermen's Arch ( kids spray park and concession stand)
- Aquarium, and miniature train
- Lion's Gate Bridge
- Siwash Rock
Third Beach and
Second Beach (stop for a dip or an ice cream)
At second beach you can leave the seawall and head back to your staring
destination depending on how you arrived at the park.
You can also continue along a section of the Seawall that surrounds English
Bay. Home to some of the most stunning sunsets in the city, this tree-lined
section is simply stunning. If you have had enough walking this is the spot
where you would have completed your loop of the park and ended up near Denman
and Davie Street.