Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Stanley Park remains today, as it did 100 years ago, "Vancouver's Playground." Boasting a total area of 1,000 acres, sandy beaches, giant fir and cedar trees, swimming pools, lakes and stunning vistas from every side, the natural beauty of the area has been preserved and the Park remains as the single biggest draw for visitors and locals alike. Vancouver's landmark park, named after Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor General of Canada in the late nineteenth century, boasts a history as long as Vancouver itself. Originally used as a military installation for the British to defend against impending American attack, it quickly became a protected area as the city of Vancouver was becoming forged as a frontier community.
Today, the Park is a integral part of the lives of many Vancouverites, and further establishes the city as one of the premier cities to reside and visit in the world.
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