One of the largest and most impressive urban parks in the world. Stanley park covers 1000 acres of forest with panoramic views of the ocean and the famous lions gate bridge which connects down town to north Vancouver.
1000 Acres of Forest Land
Stanley Park is located 10 minuets from the business district of Vancouver. The park is 100 acres of forest land and many tourists and locals favour the very popular park. Stanley Park used to serve as a marine base for the Royal Navy but in 1888 was handed over by the British Government for a symbolic fee.
Robson Street is a very famous place in Vancouver. The name honours John Robson who is a major figure in British Columbia’s entry in to the Canadian Confederation and Premier of the province from 1889 to 1892.
The start point of Robson Street starts at BC Place Stadium next to the north shore of False Creek, it then runs up the northwest past Vancouver Library Square, Vancouver Art Gallery and Robson Square coming to an end at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park.
Robson Street is a consumer district and continues to be this today. There are many highrises along and closely to Robson Street, many of them are hotels and condo towers.
The Empire Landmark Hotel, originally the Sheraton Landmark, is the tallest highrise on the strip at 42 storeys. It includes the Cloud Nine revolving restaurant.
There are numerous residential condo and apartment towers under construction along the southeastern end of Robson near Yaletown past the bustling Granville Mall, whereas the northwestern end becomes part of Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood containing older residential highrises near the quieter Stanley Park and Lost Lagoon; the last few blocks of Robson between Denman and Lost Lagoon are part of the Stanley Park Neighbourhood.
Robson Street is also popular as a cruising street, with many exotic, rare cars and motorcycles present every weekend throughout the summer.