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

Read the history of the Stanley Park Pavillion, Vancouver Rowing Club, HMCS Discovery Royal Canadian Navy Reserve, Vancouver Aquarium, and more.

Best park in the world, 2014

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

Stanley Park took top spot in TripAdvisor’s 2014 Top 25 Parks of the World list.

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