Fifty-five acres of wonderful floral display are open to the public, offering spectacular views from the many paths that meander through the four main gardens. In 1904, Jennie Butchart began to beautify a worked-out quarry site left behind from her husband's pioneering efforts in the manufacture of portland cement. The family's commitment to horticulture and hospitality spans almost 100 years, and continues to delight visitors from all over the world. From the exquisite Sunken Garden to the charming Rose Garden, the gracious traditions of the past are still maintained in one of the loveliest corners in the world. Photos from mostly Butchard garden.

Stanly Park. Many places in one. One thousand acre park sitting at the tip of the west end of downtown Vancouver. You'll want to spend a day here and come back! A public swimming pool, cricket matches, glorious rose gardens, hiking and biking paths, playgrounds, street performers, theater, ocean views and tranquil duck ponds. Most photo are from an open theater in the park.