Located at the center of Vancouver, Stanley Park is an urban green boasting a sequoia forest, a never-ending waterfront causeway, Indian totem poles, and the Vancouver Aquarium. A tapestry of vegetation, the Park offers compelling views and is dubbed a “huge natural oxygen bar”. For locals, this is a perfect place for a rich variety of leisurely outdoor activities, be it walking, cycling, rollerblading or skateboarding. A grassy playing field and waterfront pool can be found at the beach in the Park’s western side, which also serves as an open-air cinema during summer nights. The beach is a perfect spot to watch the sunset and a frequent gathering place for local residents to have barbecues and picnics.
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Stanley Park, with its beautiful views of snow-capped mountains and sea and sky, is the largest urban park in North America. This park gives me a stunning impression. First of all, it is located in the heart of the bustling metropolis of Vancouver. Secondly, the natural environment is super. Like, the park has a large forest, three beaches, lakes, ports and rides. You can reach the bottom of the Lions Gate Bridge along the SEA WALL. You can also see the snow-capped mountains, the sea and the seagulls flying in the sky. The air is very fresh. Sure enough, it is worthy of the 6th place in the world's most livable city in 2018.
1, it is highly recommended that cycling is the best choice. You can ride along the coastline along the SEAWALL. The scenery and the air are the best. I want to stop and decide how long to play. Yes. Rent a bike at the entrance to the park at Georgia Street or at COAL HARBOUR COMMUNITY CENTRE
Vancouver has a rainy climate, and I did not see the sun at all during the three days I spent there. However, I was still able to get the magic of why this city has long headed the list of most livable cities in the world. I strolled along the bay, and searched with a map and found that large maple tree in Stanley Park, and only then did I discover that an owl that was unwilling to show its face had already beaten me to the tree and occupied the branch where the red leaves were thickest.
This large maple tree is located at the edge of Stanley Park, and if you walk towards the depths, you will not be able to stroll the entire distance without it taking the better part of the day. It takes at least 90 minutes to cycle round the park. This urban forest park (nearly 1,000 acres larger than New York’s Central Park), the largest in North America, occupies almost an entire peninsula. The towering trees that cover the sky, the broad and tranquil lake, and the native totem poles with different shapes face the beach of English Bay. Naturally there is also an endless number of people who are exercising and walking around inside the park. All of this is a very rare urban landscape for us.
The birth of the primitive forest inside the park was determined by legislation at the time of the city’s foundation in 1887. In Stanley Park in October, you will be deeply moved by the sight of the red leaves of different shapes that are fluttering and falling no matter where you walk. But the locals will proudly tell you that it is the cherry blossom festival in spring that is the most enchanting time. I really only learned this after visiting Vancouver; before then my understanding of “livable” standards was very poor.