This handsome collection of totem poles clustered at Brockton Point is one of Stanley Park's busiest visitor lures. Arrive early or late on summer days to avoid the tour bus crowds and snap some evocative photos of these colorful landmark carvings.

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1. Cricket Pavilion

0.18 MILES

Brockton Oval's historic cricket pavilion ensures this pocket of Stanley Park will forever feel like an English country village.

2. Nine O'Clock Gun

0.18 MILES

An old British canon that was installed in Stanley Park to help locals keep time over a century ago, this near-legendary gun is still fired off at…

3. HMCS Discovery

0.28 MILES

The historic naval station located on Stanley Park's Deadman's Island (actually a peninsula) has a long history as both a First Nations' burial ground and…

4. Stanley Park Seawall

0.31 MILES

Built between 1917 and 1980, the 8.8km seawall trail is Vancouver's favorite outdoor hangout. Encircling the whole of Stanley Park, it offers spectacular…

5. Waterpark

0.42 MILES

One of Stanley Park's biggest lures for kids, this free-use summer-long attraction is the perfect way to cool down on hot days. Jets and pools keep the…

6. Lumberman's Arch

0.43 MILES

A chunky wooden structure erected here in 1952 to recognize BC's logging industry; the nearby grassy swathe is an ideal spot for picnics.

7. Vancouver Aquarium

0.47 MILES

Stanley Park's biggest draw is home to 9000 critters – including sharks, wolf eels and a somewhat shy octopus. There's also a small, walk-through…

8. Coal Harbour Seawall

0.67 MILES

An idyllic 2km waterfront stroll from Canada Place to Stanley Park, this is a perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon. En route you'll pass the landmark…