Stanley Park

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Stanley Park is a 1001 acre public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada and is mostly surrounded by waters of Burrard Inlet and English Bay.wikipedia
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Stanley Park is a 1001 acre public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada and is mostly surrounded by waters of Burrard Inlet and English Bay.
Moody selected the site for and founded the original capital of British Columbia, New Westminster, established the Cariboo Road and Stanley Park, and designed the first version of the Coat of arms of British Columbia.

Vancouver

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Stanley Park is a 1001 acre public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada and is mostly surrounded by waters of Burrard Inlet and English Bay.
They had villages in various parts of present-day Vancouver, such as Stanley Park, False Creek, Kitsilano, Point Grey and near the mouth of the Fraser River.

Vancouver Aquarium

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The park also features forest trails, beaches, lakes, children's play areas, and the Vancouver Aquarium, among many other attractions.
The Vancouver Aquarium (officially the Ocean Wise Conservation Association) is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Seawall (Vancouver)

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Significant effort was put into constructing the near-century-old Vancouver Seawall, which can draw thousands of people to the park in the summer.
The seawall in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is a stone wall that was constructed around the perimeter of Stanley Park to prevent the erosion of the park's foreshore.

Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby

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It was named after Lord Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, a British politician who had recently been appointed Governor General.
During his visit he dedicated Stanley Park, which is named after him.

Deadman's Island (Vancouver)

Deadman's Island
In A Voyage of Discovery, Vancouver describes the area as “an island ... with a smaller island Deadman's Island (the correct name being Deadman Island) lying before it,” suggesting that it was originally surrounded by water, at least at high tide. By 1860, nonaboriginal settlers (Portuguese, Scots, and others) had started building homes on the peninsula, first at Brockton Point and later on Deadman's Island.
Deadman Island is a 3.8 ha island to the south of Stanley Park in Coal Harbour in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Siwash Rock

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The popular landmark Siwash Rock, located near present-day Third Beach, was once called Slahkayulsh meaning he is standing up. In the oral history, a fisherman was transformed into this rock by three powerful brothers as punishment for his immorality.
Siwash Rock, also known by its Squamish name Skalsh or Slhx̱í7lsh, is a famous rock outcropping in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada's Stanley Park.

Coal Harbour

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The shallow waters around the First Narrows and Coal Harbour were popular fishing spots for clams, salmon, and other fish. August Jack Khatsahlano, a celebrated dual chief of the Squamish and Musqueam who once lived at Chaythoos, remembered how he used to fish-rake in Coal Harbour and catch lots of herring.
Coal Harbour is the name for a section of Burrard Inlet lying between Vancouver, Canada's downtown peninsula and the Brockton Peninsula of Stanley Park.

Vancouver Rowing Club

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A Chinese settlement also grew in a cleared area at Anderson Point (near the present day Vancouver Rowing Club).
The present heritage building in Stanley Park was officially opened September 9, 1911.

Lions Gate Bridge

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According to historians, the natives probably first saw Captain Vancouver's ship from Chaythoos, a location in the future park that in today's terms lay just east of the Lions Gate Bridge (or First Narrows Bridge as it is sometimes called).
The total length of the bridge including the north viaduct is 1,823 m. The length including approach spans is 1,517.3 m, the main span alone is 473 m, the tower height is 111 m, and it has a ship's clearance of 61 m. Prospect Point in Stanley Park offered a good high south end to the bridge, but the low flat delta land to the north required construction of the extensive North Viaduct.

Mountain View Cemetery (Vancouver)

Mountain View Cemetery
This practice stopped when the Mountain View Cemetery opened in 1887.
When Mountain View Cemetery opened in 1886, it supplanted burial grounds in what was designated Stanley Park that same year as the city's cemetery.

Brockton Point

Cricket Oval
By 1860, nonaboriginal settlers (Portuguese, Scots, and others) had started building homes on the peninsula, first at Brockton Point and later on Deadman's Island. Mayor Oppenheimer led a procession of vehicles around Brockton Point along the newly completed Park Road to the clearing at Prospect Point. In 1865, Edward Stamp decided that Brockton Point would be an ideal site for a lumber mill.
Named after Francis Brockton, it is the most easterly part of Stanley Park and is home to a 100-year-old lighthouse and several hand-carved totem poles made in British Columbia.

George Vancouver

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The first European explorations of the peninsula occurred with Spanish Captain José María Narváez (1791) and British Captain George Vancouver (1792).
It is the present day main harbour area of the City of Vancouver beyond Stanley Park.

Prospect Point (British Columbia)

Prospect Point
Mayor Oppenheimer led a procession of vehicles around Brockton Point along the newly completed Park Road to the clearing at Prospect Point.
Prospect Point is a point at the northern tip of Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, located on the south side of the First Narrows of Burrard Inlet.

Stanley Park Ecology Society

It is operated by the Stanley Park Ecology Society, which is a non-profit organization that works alongside of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation to promote stewardship and conservation in Stanley Park.
The Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 that works alongside of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation to promote stewardship and conservation in Stanley Park.

Squamish people

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From the Burrard Inlet and Howe Sound regions, Squamish Nation had a large village in the park.
One such house was recorded in present-day Stanley Park at the old village of X̱wáy̓x̱way in the late 1880s.

August Jack Khatsahlano

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August Jack Khatsahlano, a celebrated dual chief of the Squamish and Musqueam who once lived at Chaythoos, remembered how he used to fish-rake in Coal Harbour and catch lots of herring.
He was born in the village of Xwayxway on the peninsula that is now Stanley Park, Vancouver, or at Chaythoos, British Columbia, Canada, the son of Supple Jack "Khay- Tulk" of Chaythoos and Sally "Owhaywat" from the Yekwaupsum Reserve north of Squamish, British Columbia.

English Bay (Vancouver)

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Stanley Park is a 1001 acre public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada and is mostly surrounded by waters of Burrard Inlet and English Bay. The Stanley Park portion is just under half of the entire length, which starts at Canada Place in the downtown core, runs around Stanley Park, along English Bay, around False Creek, and finally to Kitsilano Beach.
The Vancouver Seawall runs all the way around English Bay from Stanley Park in the northeast around False Creek at Point Grey facing the Strait of Georgia in the southwest.

Burrard Inlet

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Stanley Park is a 1001 acre public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada and is mostly surrounded by waters of Burrard Inlet and English Bay. From the Burrard Inlet and Howe Sound regions, Squamish Nation had a large village in the park.
Freighters waiting to load or discharge cargoes in the inlet often anchor in English Bay, which lies south of the mouth of the inlet and is separated from it by Vancouver's downtown peninsula and Stanley Park.

Edward Stamp

In 1865, Edward Stamp decided that Brockton Point would be an ideal site for a lumber mill.
The company first attempted to locate the mill at Brockton Point in what is now Stanley Park, but inshore currents and a nearby reef made the site impractical and the site was shifted about a mile farther east, on the south side of the inlet.

David Oppenheimer

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Mayor David Oppenheimer gave a formal speech opening the park to the public and delivering authority for its management to the park committee.
Stanley Park was opened in 1888 while David Oppenheimer was Vancouver's mayor.

Lost Lagoon

Lost Lagoon, the captive 41 acre freshwater lake near the Georgia Street entrance to the park, is a nesting ground to many bird species, such as Canada geese, and ducks.
Lost Lagoon is an artificial, captive 16.6-hectare (41 acre) body of water, west of Georgia Street, near the entrance to Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Vancouver Park Board

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It is operated by the Stanley Park Ecology Society, which is a non-profit organization that works alongside of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation to promote stewardship and conservation in Stanley Park. To manage their new acquisition, city council appointed a six-person park committee, which in 1890 was replaced with an elected body, the Vancouver Park Board.
The Vancouver Park Board oversees more than 200 parks, including major attractions such as Stanley Park to local neighbourhood parks such as Falaise Park.

Canada Place

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The Stanley Park portion is just under half of the entire length, which starts at Canada Place in the downtown core, runs around Stanley Park, along English Bay, around False Creek, and finally to Kitsilano Beach.
Another notable time signal in the area is the 9 O'Clock Gun across the harbour in Stanley Park.

Hanukkah Eve windstorm of 2006

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Another major windstorm ravaged the park on December 15, 2006, with 115 km/h winds (Hanukkah Eve windstorm).
The most high-profile damage caused by the storm was the breaking and uprooting of around 10,000 trees in Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver.