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In 1886, The City of Vancouver petitioned the federal government to lease 400 hectares of a heavily logged peninsula for park and recreation purposes. It has since grown into a premiere destination park and urban forest, famous throughout the world for its beauty and tranquility.

Stanley Park event map

Celebrate Stanley Park’s 125-year history on August 24 and 25, with a variety of family-friendly free events and evening (some ticketed) performances. Here’s a an overview of the weekend, broken down by the festival’s five festival zones.

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Full lineup of amazing musical performances
Food concessions
Outdoor sports
Premium licensed area for enjoying Stanley Park Brewery’s fine selection of beers

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Local children’s entertainers
Coast Salish artisans and cultural displays
Stanley Park Ecology Society’s Discovery trail walks
BioBlitz ecology study
Stilt walkers
Interactive workshops
Vancouver Aquarium’s Aqua Van

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Historical tours and displays in the Rose Garden
Shakespearean sonnets and soliloquies
Evening ticketed events:
Theatre under the Stars at Malkin Bowl, Boca del Lupo at the Stanley Park Service Yard parking lot

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Rugby and cricket games and demos with a licensed area
Traditional Coast Salish Slahal games
Open house at HMCS Discovery at Deadman’s Island

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Nature displays, games, and events hosted by Stanley Park Ecology Society
Naturalist-led wildlife trail walks and mural art workshops at the Nature House
Musical performances at the Lost Lagoon stage
Roving entertainers

Follow the weekend via Stanley Park’s Celebrate Stanley Park Twitter feed @StanleyPark125. For more information and detailed programming, visit the City of Vancouver Celebrate Stanley Park website.

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