Just north of Vancouver’s downtown district lies a park. Yes that’s right, a park.
While that in itself may not sound too exciting, I am of course referring to the famous Stanley Park. This is the home to the Vancouver Seawall, the Vancouver aquarium, and various forest trails and beaches, just to name a few of the many attractions found here.
The Seawall is not just limited to the Stanley Park area, but it does border the entire park and offers a path for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy the views of the surrounding area.
If you decide to follow the path, you will eventually come across Prospect Point, the highest area of Stanley Park.
You get quite the beautiful view from here!
Also along the path is the Nine O’Clock Gun, which is a big canon that fires every day at – you guessed it – nine o’clock!
Embarrassingly, I didn’t snap a photo of the canon itself…
Given that this is a park, there is also plenty of wildlife roaming around!
This is probably the longest line of ducks I have ever seen.
While there is plenty to see and do, you can also just sit and relax at one of the many beaches that the park has to offer.
As I said earlier, the Vancouver Aquarium is also located within Stanley Park, but that will be a post by itself coming later!
There is also a few different play areas for children scattered throughout the park. At this particular one, there was a gentleman there creating giant bubbles!
Of course the kids couldn’t resist popping them whenever they could…
If the beaches aren’t your thing, then there are also swimming pools right next to the ocean that you can enjoy!
An interesting bike setup for both parent and child!
During one of my visits to Stanley Park, I happen to come across a particular section that was brimming with action…
…which as it turns out, was the set of Tim Burton’s (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mars Attacks!) newest movie, Big Eyes!
Borrowed from IMDB, the movie is about “the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.”
Being a photographer/videographer myself, it was pretty cool to be on the set of real Hollywood movie!
Unfortunately we couldn’t get too close, but the security guards were more than happy to let me snap a few photos of the set!
The movie stars Amy Adams (Man Of Steel), Christopher Waltz (Inglorious Basterds), and Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad), just to name a few. Keep an eye out for its release next year!
Needless to say I was sad to be leaving Stanley Park. If only there was some way to go back right away…
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More From My Vancouver Adventure:
Are We There Yet? – Onwards, To Vancouver!
Welcome To Rain City
The Vancouver Aquarium
Challenging The Grouse Grind
Car Hunting In Vancouver
Island Of Dreams – Granville Island
Magical Ducks Everywhere – Richmond Night Market 2013
So Guuu’d – Food Adventures In Vancouver
Alice In Wonderland – In Search Of 1001 Steps