2. Stanley Park (Things I’d Miss About Vancouver If I Moved Away)

I’m currently on vacation in Europe and this month also marks my seventh year in Vancouver. To celebrate, I’m highlighting a few things I’d miss about Vancouver if I moved away:

I’ll miss Stanley Park the most of I ever moved away!

Dragon

I think every city should have a ‘Stanley Park’, not necessarily a park/forest in the middle of the city, but a welcoming sanctuary away from a bustling metropolis.

Vancouver would not be the same without Stanley Park, it’s part of the city’s charm.

The first time I explored Stanley Park and walked the Seawall, I knew I’d found something special. I moved closer to the park and have never looked back.

I’ve probably spent more time in Stanley Park than any other place in the city; I’ve probably walked/ran the Seawall a million times. Stanley Park is huge, and seven years later I’m still discovering it.

Lighthouse & Seawall

My favourite activity is to run the Seawall, which has literally saved my life. It has helped me think, de-stress and keep healthy; I’ve also met some wonderful people on the way.

Looking down

Walking up to Prospect Point is another favourite of mine; I meander through the cool Avison Trail and come out by the bridge.

City from Lost Lagoon

I spend a lot of time exploring Lost Lagoon in the summer and taking in views of the city.

English Bay on Sunday Afternoon

Beach

I’ve spent countless hours at the beach.

Seagull

Parent & Child

Bird

Wildlife at the Park

North Van & Parts of Seawall

Ship, Sea & Land

Run

The sea that straddles the park.

Man & Baby

New couple on the Seawall

Row

And the people!

Stanley Park is basically my gym, my therapy and my getaway. I doubt that I’ll find that anywhere else.