This is one of Vancouver’s most famous attractions and features, and will it should be. It is 1,000 acres (409 hectares) with a number of attractions inside, including the Vancouver Aquarium, the Stanley Park Totem Poles, the Nine O’clock Gun, and many miles / kilometers of trails. A considerable part of the park is preserved forest, through if you look closely at the trees in the park you will see that most are second growth forest and the valuable large trees are cut down long ago.
There is a perimeter trail that runs 5.5 miles / 8.8 km around the water’s edge of the park. This trail system also connects with the bike and walking pathway system in downtown Vancouver. Views from this pathway can provide really good photography opportunities of the downtown Vancouver skyline.