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Virtual Sightseeing – Stanley Park

Written by Library in Library Blog on September 15, 2023
Welcome to AC Library’s virtual sightseeing tour! In this series, the Library will take you to different local sites of interest. We’ll explore these sites using the online resources available to all students and faculty through the Library databases, along with other accessible virtual resources. Join us this week as we learn more about Stanley Park.

Image: Stanley Park Seawall View

Stanley Park, located in the Downtown Vancouver Peninsula was first opened in 1888 when Vancouver’s population was only 6,065! Stanley Park is roughly one-fifth larger than New York’s Central Park, which currently is 840 acres, while Stanley Park is 1,001 acres. A fun fact to note about Stanley Park is rather than being designed by a landscape architect, it is a product of natural urban and forest evolution over many years. There are roughly half a million trees within the park!

There is so much to explore at Stanley Park from walking along the Seawall to taking pictures of the beautiful totem poles at Brockton Point, the possibilities are endless! From curling up with a book on the beach, to taking in the majestic forest views, be sure to check out the digital map to find your way around. Your next adventure awaits!

Image: Totem Poles

Image: Skyline of Vancouver from Stanley Park


James Wheeler, “Stanley Park Seawall View,” Flickr, November 4, 2013,

Johnny9s, “Totem Polls in Stanley Park,” Flickr, January 21, 2008,

Ueutyi, “Skyline of Vancouver Viewed from Stanley Park” Wikipedia Commons, February 20, 2016,

Cover Image by James Wheeler Stock.Adobe.

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