Running Advent Calendar – Day 9 – Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada

9 Dec

It’s now Day 9 of my Running Advent Calendar (24 different running routes from around the world in 24 days) and after exploring some international routes the past few days, I bring it back to my home country of Canada – this time to Vancouver, British Columbia, specifically to Stanley Park.

Vancouver-Skyline

Based on many of my past posts, it would appear that I have a great affinity for running in large, urban parks. Stanley Park is another one of those – and what an amazing park it is.

Stanley_Park

I have traveled to Vancouver twice and had the great opportunity to spend almost an entire day walking through Stanley Park with a friend. I have yet to run in the park, but thankfully was able to appreciate all that it offered on a walk.

I might be in Vancouver next summer so will certainly bring the running shoes and get out there for a run.

From what I remember, the seawall was a beautiful spot for a waterfront run, and the trails within the park offered spectacular views of the natural West Coast rainforest. The trees were by far the biggest trees I had ever seen in my life.

Trees in Stanley Park

The park is said to be bigger than Central Park, and is conveniently located near the downtown core of the city, making it easily accessible if that’s where you are staying.

This is most definitely a running route I hope to tackle one day in the near future!

Stay tuned for Day 10 of the Running Advent Calendar tomorrow and check out Days 1 – 8 of my Running Advent Calendar here in case you missed them:

Day 1: Lakeside, PEI, Canada

Day 2: Loch Lomond, Scotland

Day 3: San Francisco, California, USA

Day 4: Gatineau Park, Quebec, Canada

Day 5: Central Park, New York, USA

Day 6: London, England

Day 7: Paris, France

Day 8: Rome, Italy

M.

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24 Responses to “Running Advent Calendar – Day 9 – Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada”

  1. mirseven December 10, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    This is a fantastic idea – it’s a great resource and way to learn about different routes…anywhere! Great to get me motivated to travel more too…

    • Mary December 10, 2012 at 9:34 am #

      Thanks, it’s been a lot of fun to write too!

  2. crriena December 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE running in stanley park! there’s so much wildlife and nature, it’s amazing 🙂 it’s funny because I already prepared a stanley park “door”, too… watch out 😉
    Here’s an older post about it: http://crriena.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/stanley-park-vancouver-canada/
    love from germany!

    • Mary December 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

      Read your older post, it was great! Anxious to read about Stanley Park “door”!

      • crriena December 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

        will be up soon! 🙂

  3. clskopec December 10, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Wow, that park looks gorgeous!

  4. imarunner2012 December 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    Vancouver is an awesome city. I visited on a business trip earlier this year. As part of the conference we ran a 5K along the waterfront and went into Stanley Park for a short distance. I can see why everyone wants to live there.

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