Best Park in Vancouver / History of Stanley Park
This all picture is part of Stanley park, a best park in Vancouver
Vancouver one of best place in Canada, Vancouver is Part of province BC.
every year many tourist are coming to Vancouver to see this beauty.
Looking out on Burrard Inlet from Canada Place with little distraction to the view or peace of the early morning hour. A train whistle blows off in the distance. The sea planes come and go. There is a helicopter preparing for take-off and then it’s gone too. Only a slight hum of Vancouver life persists. Far in the distance is the Lions Gate Bridge, busy with commuters driving to their places of employment. Between the Bridge and where I am at Canada Place lies a 400-hectare West Coast rain forest encompassing an entire peninsula…some people refer to as “the jewel of Vancouver.”
Stanley Park (www.tourismvancouver.com > activities) was voted TripAdvisor’s Top Park of the World in 2014. In my opinion, this park is truly majestic and though in the midst of Vancouver, somehow not at all out of place. I would further venture to state that it is the city which is out of place amid such natural beauty in such close proximity.
The entrance and exit to Stanley Park are bordered by Coal Harbor to the east and English Bay in the west. Protected by a formidable seawall (constructed nearly one hundred years ago) which affords pedestrians and cyclists the opportunity to easily navigate the entire 9 km perimeter of the park, Stanley Park offers visitors a great deal to see and do. Some of these attractions or activities include: visiting the Vancouver Aquarium ( www.vanaqua.org ); accompanying your children to a Farmyard; playing a round of golf on a pitch and putt course; enjoying a meal at the Fish House or other smaller venues where you can acquire something to eat; taking in the sights from the back of a horse-drawn carriage; walking some of the more than 25 kilometers of inland trails, taking some time out to relax on the beach; as well as a number of other attractions, which combined, draw approximately 8 million visitors per year from all over the globe.
History and information of Stanley Park
Stanley Park,a best park of Vancouver was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1988. The park is home to an estimated half a million trees, some of which stand higher than 75 meters (250 feet). In terms of human occupation on what is now entirely parkland, there is plenty of evidence which supports the claim that indigenous people of the Squeamish Nation settled here over 3,000 years ago. This land was first colonized by the British during the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush in 1858. Eventually, when Vancouver was incorporated in 1886, the land was designated as a park and named after Lord Stanley (January 15, 1841 – June 14,1908), a British politician who had been appointed the sixth Governor General of Canada. (The same Lord Stanley ice hockey’s much sought after Stanley Cup is hotly contested for each spring.)
Despite major windstorms in the past century, as well as the population growth of Vancouver and the surrounding area, this magnificent urban anomaly survives and prospers. I believe Stanley Park and the City of Vancouver stand as a testament to how man and nature are able to co-exist in a healthy and lasting relationship; a shining example for the rest of the world.