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Stanley Park

• Stanley Park | Vancouver, BC
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With ancient trees that tower 76 m (250 ft) above the bustling forest floor, Stanley Park is suitably known as an urban oasis abounding with natural splendour. The largest city-owned park in Canada, the 404.9 ha (1000 acre) sanctuary attracts an estimated eight million people each year.

Situated on the periphery of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park was originally designated as a military reserve by the British in the 1860's. By 1888, the park was officially leased to the Vancouver City Council and named after Governor General Lord Stanley.

In addition to the park's natural allure, there are many man-made facilities including a seawall that circles the park providing a paved path for cyclists, pedestrians and in-line skaters. Other popular attractions include the water-park, miniature rail road, outdoor theatre, sports track and Children's Farmyard, as well as the many monuments, statues and plaques, which commemorate the region's history. Stanley Park is also the site of Canada's largest aquarium.

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Stanley Park
Vancouver BC

Theatre Under the Stars
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Enjoy popular musical theatre under the stars at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park. Two shows are held on alternating nights throughout the summer at 8pm. Theatre Under the Stars performances are great for the whole family.
Light the Night Walk Vancouver
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Light The Night is The Leukemia & Lyphoma Society’s annual walk and fundraising event – a night of solidarity and hope. An event in support of people battling cancer and paying tribute to those claimed by it. Every Autumn, friends, families and co-workers gather in cities across North America and walk in twilight, holding illuminated balloons- red for supporters, white for survivors and gold to remember ones lost. Funds raised support vital cancer research and patient services in their communities. Join us and take a step towards a cure.
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
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Thousands of passengers show up at the Ghost Train each October to experience a thrilling ride deep into the heart of the forest. The deep dark woods are transformed into an eerie and wildly creative world.
Bright Nights in Stanley Park
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Every year in Stanley Park, a fantastic lighting display is featured for a month. Everyone is invited for this all-ages event that is put on by the Vancouver Park Board and the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. Walk through two million twinkling lights and sip hot chocolate at this winter wonderland.
Bright Nights in Stanley Park
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Bright Nights in Stanley Park is one of Vancouver's annual Christmas events. The children's farmyard, miniature train and surrounding forest displays are lit with half a million tiny lights. Open daily from 3pm to 10pm except December 25th. Food and drink are available on site. This is a joint event of the Vancouver Park Board and the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund.
St. Patrick's Day 5K
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This fun 5K run supports the Canadian Diabetes Association. Participants run through scenic Stanley Park – then get to enjoy the after party with good food, DJ, awards, costume contest, prizes, beer and more.
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