While Vancouverites have always known that Stanley Park is in a league of its own, TripAdvisor has finally made it official. Now earning the title of ‘Best Park in the World’, exploring the 1,000 acres this summer is an essential must for both visitors and locals. To fully enjoy this world-famous park, the LEVEL Furnished Living team has compiled a list of all the activities we recommend to our guests. Check it out!
Walk, run, cycle or rollerblade around the Seawall.
The 8.8-kilometer wall wraps around Stanley Park and is separated into a bike/rollerblading lane and a pedestrian walking/running lane. You can bring your own, or you can rent bicycles and rollerblades by the hour from various shops in False Creek or the West End.
Play Pitch-and-Putt or Frisbee Golf.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re an avid golfer or prone to missing the ball when making a swing, Stanley Park’s Pitch-and-Putt is fun for the whole family. You can bring your own equipment or rent them on site. Once you’re done, head to The Fish House (right beside the golf course) for a bite to refuel for the rest of your park adventures.
Play tennis at the courts
There are 11 free tennis courts near the Beach Avenue entrance. They’re available on a first-come, first-serve basis with a 30-minute limit play if someone is waiting. However, during the summer, six courts can be booked up to a week in advance. Just call the pro shop (or ask our Guest Services team) to make the reservation.
Watch a FREE movie every Tuesday from July 8 to September 2, 2014.
Arguably one of the most unique and must-do events, free outdoor movie nights at Second Beach in Stanley Park plays old classics and new releases. Movies start at dusk, and remember to bring your own chairs and blankets! To see the full playlist, visit their website.
Get your tan and BBQ on at the beaches.
While both Second and Third Beach are picnic and BBQ friendly, Second Beach has a playground, concession stand, and a heated outdoor pool. There’s also English Bay, another beach that’s adjacent to an abundance of restaurants and stores along Denman Street.
Other notable mentions to see at Stanley Park are the Vancouver Aquarium, the First Nations art and totem poles, the Lost Lagoon, the Hollow Tree, Siwash Rock, Prospect Point and the lighthouse. Many of these landmarks you can’t miss if you’re doing activity #1, or you can grab a seat on the Vancouver Trolley to take a tour.
Whatever activities you choose to do in Stanley Park, we’re sure you’ll enjoy all it has to offer. For more activities and sights to see in Vancouver, visit our Guest Services Team at Level Furnished Living and they will be happy to help you plan your day!