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World’s Most Beautiful City Parks – Stanley Park

A well-designed park is more than green space in the midst of a concrete jungle—it makes a city lovable and livable. The most beautiful combine meadows, woodlands, ponds, lakes, and streams with museums and other man-made attractions, all of which the qualities Stanley Park has to offer!

Vancouver’s largest park found itself ranking high in the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Parks’ list which debuted earlier this week by Travel and Leisure.

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.

Check who else made the list at www.travelandleisure.com

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