Story of Stanley Park

From its grand opening in 1888 to today, there are three important and ongoing themes in the story of Stanley Park.

The Vancouver Park Board and City of Vancouver work together to:

  • Preserve and protect the ecology of Stanley Park
  • Ensure the sustainability of Stanley Park
  • Enhance Vancouver's liveability through the enjoyment of Stanley Park

Our story


Learn about the history of Stanley Park and the Park Board and explore an interactive timeline with over 125 years of park facts.

Our challenge

After the windstorm

In December 2006, a devastating windstorm struck Stanley Park creating a crisis situation that required a massive clean-up and restoration plan.

Historical park images

Photo gallery

Explore the history of Stanley Park through photos.

Stakeholder stories

Stories from inside the park

Historical glimpses of some Stanley Park businesses and attractions

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

Outside Vancouver:

Speak your own language

When should you call 9-1-1? Click to find out       Deaf? Have difficulty speaking? Click to learn how to make a TTY call

More ways to contact us

Stanley Park named the best park in the world

TripAdvisor's 2014 Travellers' Choice list of top parks in the world

Stanley Park takes top spot in TripAdvisor’s second annual Top 25 Parks of the World list.

View the list  

Donate to Stanley Park

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Stanley Park Ecology Society

Visit the Stanley Park Ecology Society website

The Stanley Park Ecology Society connects thousands of people with nature each year through school and public programs.

Volunteer with the Stanley Park Ecology Society, or attend one of their events!

Learn more about the Stanley Park Ecology Society

Photo galleryStories from inside the parkAfter the windstormHistory