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Attractions near Cruise Port: Located in downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park offers a green oasis to city dwellers that stretches over 1,000 acres of land. Lord Stanley of Preston opened the park in 1888; at the time it was a haven for gathering various material and food. Today, Stanley Park is home to half a million trees, the Vancouver Aquarium, the Malkin Bowl, carved totem poles, monuments, beaches, a lighthouse, and plenty of trails to take in the fresh air. During the summer months, the Malkin Bowl hosts a series of concerts that are the perfect way to spend a warm evening in the park. If hiking through forests isn't your thing, take advantage of the Seawall where you can run, walk, cycle or Rollerblade the 5.5 miles around Stanley Park. The lush greenery is a welcome escape from the busy city and though it's right downtown, you will feel miles away.

Free Things to Do: Located in Downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park offers a green oasis to city dwellers that stretches over 1,000 acres of land, and has plenty of free things to do. Lord Stanley of Preston opened the park in 1888, and at the time it was a haven for gathering various material and food. Today, Stanley Park is home to half a million trees, the Vancouver Aquarium, the Malkin Bowl, carved totem poles, monuments, beaches, a lighthouse, and plenty of trails to take in the fresh air. If hiking through forests isn't your thing, take advantage of the Seawall where you can run, walk, cycle or Rollerblade the 5.5 miles around Stanley Park. The lush greenery is a welcome escape from the busy city and though it's right downtown, you will feel miles away.

Best Attractions & Activities, Things to Do with Kids, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing: Located in Downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park offers a green oasis to city dwellers that stretches over 1,000 acres of land. Lord Stanley of Preston opened the park in 1888, and at the time it was a haven for gathering various material and food. Today, Stanley Park is home to half a million trees, the Vancouver Aquarium, the Malkin Bowl, carved totem poles, monuments, beaches, a lighthouse, and plenty of trails to take in the fresh air. During the summer months, the Malkin Bowl hosts a series of concerts that are the perfect way to spend a warm evening in the park. If hiking through forests isn't your thing, take advantage of the Seawall where you can run, walk, cycle or Rollerblade the 5.5 miles around Stanley Park. The lush greenery is a welcome escape from the busy city and though it's right downtown, you will feel miles away.

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Local Expert Natasha John Says:

Attractions near Cruise Port, Things to Do with Kids, Outdoor Activities: "There's a small water park along the Seawall and it's a great way to cool kids down on a hot day."

Free Things to Do: "There's a small, free water park along the Seawall and it's a great way to cool kids down on a hot day."

Best Attractions & Activities: "It's easy to spend an entire day in Stanley Park so pack a picnic and take advantage of everything there is to do there."

Sightseeing: "There's a small water park along the Seawall and it's a great way to cool kids down on a hot day. Horse drawn tours are also offered, and a lovely way to see all of Stanley Park."

Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Stanley Park is an iconic piece of Vancouver and is larger than New York City's Central Park.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: From beaches to water parks, trails and gardens, Stanley Park has plenty of fun free things to do.

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Stanley Park is a rainforest in Vancouver with plenty to do and see. In fact, it's larger than New York City's Central Park!

Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Stanley Park has everything from trails to hike or bike, to beaches and a kids water park. Plus, it's super easy to get to.

Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Stanley Park is a rainforest set amongst a major city! Not to mention there's plenty to do in the 1,000 acres of the park.

Best for Sightseeing Because: Stanley Park is larger than New York City's Central Park. As if that wasn't enough, there's so much to do within the grounds.

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