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Stanley Park

Stanley Park covers 1,000 square acres of land and is bigger than Central Park in New York City? Hard to believe this giant jewel of nature is just a few blocks from the downtown core. Take a walk through the park and visit the Vancouver Aquarium and other attractions or hit the seawall.

Emery Barnes Park

Emery Barnes Park, located on Richards at Davie Streets, is a small urban oasis offers many pleasant seating areas for eating lunch, reading a paper, or playing a game of chess. A fast-flowing stream culminates in a tiered fountain surrounded by pergolas and lush plantings. When the bright flowers of the summer have faded, mosaics in the streambed and next to the pathway continue to add colour throughout the winter. The park was officially opened on September 27, 2003 and named for Emery Barnes, a long time community activist and member of the British Columbia Legislature.

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