One of Vancouver’s shining jewels, Stanley Park has been a popular destination in the city for decades, and more. With its majestic trees, waterfront vistas, and plenty for everyone to do, this beautiful city park endures as a favourite spot for locals and visitors alike.
So what would it have been like to roam Stanley Park sixty years ago? You can take a five-and-a-half minute trek through some prime locations within the greenspace thanks to this video from 1959.
You’ll recognize some spots – like Siwash Rock, for example – but a big portion of the footage focuses on somewhere that’s long gone: The Stanley Park Zoo. There’s been a long history of animals being kept in Stanley Park, though the Zoo reached peak popularity in the 1970s before being phased out by the mid- to late 1990s.
Take a stroll back in time in Stanley Park: