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Vancouver's Stanley Park turns 125

Mapping the stories behind Stanley Park’s well-known features
  • Aug 31, 2013
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For the millions of residents and visitors who’ve hiked its forested trails, soaked up its stunning views and walked, pedalled or skated around its perimeter, Vancouver’s Stanley Park is more than just a green space — it’s a beloved urban oasis. This map celebrates the 125th anniversary of the park, which officially opened on Sept. 27, 1888, by highlighting some well-known features and explaining the unique stories behind them.

Click here to launch an interactive map of Stanley Park in Vancouver, B.C.


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