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Stanley Park Among World's Most Beautiful City Parks

DH Vancouver Staff May 07, 2013 9:04 am

Stanley Park, the most photographed place in Canada, has been named one of the world’s most beautiful city parks.

One of the world’s largest urban parks and easily the best urban park in Canada, Stanley Park has long since been an urban oasis for Vancouverites looking to escape quickly from the traffic and noise of the city.

Here is what Travel + Leisure had to say about our city’s crown jewel:

Stanley Park, Vancouver

The temperate rainforest of Stanley Park is almost completely surrounded by water, with both gorgeous skyline views and wild forest of 500,000 cedar, fir, and hemlock trees. It connects to the historic waterfront and downtown via a 5.5-mile portion of seawall that surrounds the park, popular with joggers, strollers, and cyclists. Rose and rhododendron gardens, nine intricately carved First Nations totem poles, a small golf course, an outdoor summer theater, a seaside swimming pool, and areas for lawn bowling round out its charms

World’s Most Beautiful City Parks

1.Park Güell, Barcelona

2. Stanley Park, Vancouver

3. Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands

4. City Park, New Orleans

5. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

6. Namba Parks, Osaka, Japan

7. Forest Park, St. Louis

8. Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Brazil

9. Englischer Garten, Munich

10. Balboa Park, San Diego

11. Ueno Park, Tokyo

12. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Paris

13. Griffith Park, Los Angeles

14. Central Park, New York City

15. Shanghai Houtan Park, Shanghai

16. Civic Space Park, Phoenix

17. Parque Quinta Normal, Santiago, Chile

18. Mount Faber Park, Singapore



DH Vancouver Staff
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