Directions from stanley park

Garrison Bespoke is located quite close to Vancouver’s renowned in-city green area, Stanley Park. The park has a scenic seawall, along with beaches and other outdoor attractions, including a number of forest trails. The forest trails were originally logging trails, as the park was a logging location in the 1800’s. This area was one of the first areas to be explored in the Lower Mainland.

The park’s seawall is almost 100 years old and accommodates bike riding and rollerblading in addition to pedestrians. The legendary seawall sweeps from Waterfront at Canada Place (near Gastown) to Granville Island on the south side of Vancouver’s downtown peninsula. This pathway is paved, with separate lanes for both pedestrians and cyclists/rollerbladers. The seawall itself is approximately 9 km long and can be walked in two to three hours, or cycled in one.

At 9pm every night, Stanley Park’s 9 o’clock gun can be heard. It was originally used to warn fishermen about the close of fishing on Sunday nights. The gun now serves as a reminder to the population as well as the docked ships, so they can sync their chronometers to it.

The name of the park sounds familiar, because it actually is. Stanley Park actually shares its namesake with the NHL’s Stanley Cup, both originating from one of Canada’s Governor General, Lord Frederick Stanley.

There is much to do in Stanley Park, including sightseeing, exercise and the Vancouver Aquarium, which is also housed inside the park. There is also Lost Lagoon, which displays informative history exhibits and attracts a large number of water birds. The birds enjoy being fed, even thought feeding them is discouraged.

Take the bus for a short ride or even walk on a beautiful day. Garrison is a hop and a skip away from this renowned park.