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The Stanley Park Rose Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia

Updated on March 24, 2017
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Linda Crampton is a teacher and writer who lives in Greater Vancouver. She enjoys walking and likes to take photographs of her discoveries.

A beautiful multicoloured rose in Stanley Park
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Stanley Park in Vancouver

Visiting Stanley Park is a highlight of a trip to Vancouver, British Columbia. The park is a 988-acre oasis of coastal rainforest and green areas right next to downtown and the ocean. Much of the landscape consists of forest, but the park also contains large lawns, flower gardens, a lagoon, a lake, and beaches. One of my favourite areas is the beautiful rose garden, which I love to photograph.

The park is located on a peninsula that extends into Burrard Inlet. A path travels along the seawall that surrounds the park. Walkers, runners, cyclists, and inline skaters enjoy travelling on this very popular path. Trails allow people to explore the forest.

Stanley Park offers many different activities and contains many interesting tourist attractions. The area is a wonderful destination for local people as well as tourists. There is so much to see and do that it would take many articles to describe the area completely. I've chosen to focus on the rose garden and its nearby surroundings. All of the photos in this article were taken by me during my visits to the garden.

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A yellow rose in the garden
A yellow rose in the garden

The Rose Garden

The Stanley Park rose garden was established in 1920 by the Kiwanis Club, a service organization. It contains over 3,500 rose bushes, which are arranged in flower beds and also climb over an arbor. Other cultivated plants and flowers surround the garden.

The rose garden is divided into two sections, which are located on either side of a road. One of the joys of entering the garden is the glorious splash of colour that appears. The other is the beautiful fragrance that is carried on the breeze.

The flower beds are surrounded by a lawn. Visitors can walk on the grass so that they can get a close-up view of the roses and other flowers. The roses bloom in summer, but there are also colourful flowers to see in the spring and fall. The garden is a popular place for summer wedding photographs. In fact, almost every time that I visit the garden in summer I see a bride in her beautiful white gown.

In winter there isn't as much colour in the garden, but the lovely evergreen shrubs and trees make it a pleasant place to visit. Winter has its own attractions in Stanley Park, including the presence of a wide variety of water birds.

June to August is the best time to see the roses in bloom. By August, however, the flower display is generally past its prime. It's still worth seeing, though.

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A group of multicoloured rosesRoses just after being wateredOne of my favourite rose coloursI love the rich colour of these flowers.Different shades of pinkThe heart of a roseShades of yellow
A group of multicoloured roses
A group of multicoloured roses
Roses just after being watered
Roses just after being watered
One of my favourite rose colours
One of my favourite rose colours
I love the rich colour of these flowers.
I love the rich colour of these flowers.
Different shades of pink
Different shades of pink
The heart of a rose
The heart of a rose
Shades of yellow
Shades of yellow

Finding the Garden

A causeway runs though Stanley Park. Traffic moves along this causeway to and from the Lions Gate Bridge, which travels over Burrard Inlet to the city of North Vancouver. On the left side of the causeway (as you enter the park from downtown Vancouver) is Lost Lagoon. Beyond this is the seawall path. On the right side of the causeway is the route to Lord Stanley's statue, and even further to the right is the seawall path. The seawall path makes a loop around the park, which is why it's found on both the left and the right of the causeway.

To get to the rose garden, go to Lord Stanley's statue and follow the path on the left of the statue. You'll see the rose garden very soon. There are other ways to reach the rose garden, too. There are plenty of signposts in Stanley Park to show visitors where the different attractions are located. Gardeners, other park staff, and park visitors will almost certainly be able to help with directions as well. Maps of Stanley Park are posted around the park and are available at the information centre as well as at the Vancouver parks and recreation website.

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The path on the left of Lord Stanley's statue leads to the rose garden. Lord Stanley was the Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893. Stanley Park is named in his honour.A horse drawn carriage in the rose gardenThe arbor Another horse drawn carriageA view of the rose garden from the Shakespeare gardenMounted police patrol Stanley Park.A view of the landscaped area near the rose gardenA beautiful place to sit
The path on the left of Lord Stanley's statue leads to the rose garden. Lord Stanley was the Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893. Stanley Park is named in his honour.
The path on the left of Lord Stanley's statue leads to the rose garden. Lord Stanley was the Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893. Stanley Park is named in his honour.
A horse drawn carriage in the rose garden
A horse drawn carriage in the rose garden
The arbor
The arbor
Another horse drawn carriage
Another horse drawn carriage
A view of the rose garden from the Shakespeare garden
A view of the rose garden from the Shakespeare garden
Mounted police patrol Stanley Park.
Mounted police patrol Stanley Park.
A view of the landscaped area near the rose garden
A view of the landscaped area near the rose garden
A beautiful place to sit
A beautiful place to sit

If you visit the rose garden in spring (March to May) you won't see roses in bloom, but you will see beautiful tulips, daffodils, and other bulb flowers. You will also see beautiful cherry blossom in late March and in April.

The Rose Garden in Spring

Nearby Attractions

The Shakespeare Garden

The Shakespeare garden is located next to the rose garden. It's an arboretum containing trees mentioned in the writings of William Shakespeare. Each tree bears a plaque containing the relevant quote.

The garden is a nice, shady place on a hot day. It's interesting to explore the area and see trees that wouldn't normally live in the park. Hunting for the plaques can be fun, too.

The Stanley Park Pavilion

If you walk from the rose garden behind Lord Stanley's statue you'll find the Stanley Park Pavilion. The pavilion was established in 1911. The building has a rustic appearance and houses a restaurant, a bar and grill, a gift shop, and banquet and wedding facilities. The landscaping in front of the pavilion is very pretty and attracts lots of photographers.

The Rock Garden

The rock garden is located next to the landscaped area in front of the pavilion. It has an interesting history. It was created by John Montgomery, a master gardener, between 1911 and 1920. It seems to have been a labour of love. For some reason, part of the garden became untended, overgrown, and forgotten. In 2006 a very serious windstorm swept through Stanley Park, felling many trees. As sad as this event was, it did have one advantage. The felled trees exposed remnants of the former extent of the rock garden. The area has now been cleared and replanted.

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The Stanley Park PavilionAnother view of the pavilionThe garden in front of the pavilion is a popular place to take photographs.Another view of the gardenThe monument in the Shakespeare gardenA view from the Shakespeare gardenInside the Shakespeare gardenThe rock gardenAnother plant in the rock garden A lovely patch of sunlight
The Stanley Park Pavilion
The Stanley Park Pavilion
Another view of the pavilion
Another view of the pavilion
The garden in front of the pavilion is a popular place to take photographs.
The garden in front of the pavilion is a popular place to take photographs.
Another view of the garden
Another view of the garden
The monument in the Shakespeare garden
The monument in the Shakespeare garden
A view from the Shakespeare garden
A view from the Shakespeare garden
Inside the Shakespeare garden
Inside the Shakespeare garden
The rock garden
The rock garden
Another plant in the rock garden
Another plant in the rock garden
A lovely patch of sunlight
A lovely patch of sunlight

Getting to Stanley Park

There are many roads that lead from downtown Vancouver to Stanley Park. The park is within walking distance from downtown, assuming a person is reasonably fit and mobile. In addition to the roads, there is a lovely pedestrian path that travels beside Burrard Inlet from downtown to the park. Bus service is available, too. The park contains pay parking areas for vehicles.

To reach the park, head along any road that heads west from the downtown core. In Vancouver, it's easy to identify the direction in which you're moving. Just look for the mountains—they represent north. In fact, they're called the North Shore Mountains because they're on the north shore of Burrard Inlet.

The tennis courts at the end of Robson Street; part of Lost Lagoon and the North Shore Mountains  can be seen in the background
The tennis courts at the end of Robson Street; part of Lost Lagoon and the North Shore Mountains can be seen in the background

A Route for Walkers: Robson Street

I take the SkyTrain (a rapid transit system) to the downtown area and then walk to the park from there. One of my favorite routes to Stanley Park is along Robson Street, which is one of the most popular roads in downtown Vancouver.

I get off the SkyTrain at the Burrard Street station and then walk up the hill (which isn't very steep) to Robson Street. This takes about five minutes. Then I turn right on Robson Street and walk to the park, which takes about twenty minutes at a moderately brisk pace.

Robson Street is a tree-lined road with many interesting little shops. It may be hard for a visitor to avoid exploring the shops on the way to the park. My downfall is the Whole Foods market. I find it very hard to resist going inside as I pass by.

The route changes from a commercial area to a quieter, residential area near Stanley Park. The road ends at the tennis courts beside Lost Lagoon. I turn right and travel through the tunnel under the causeway.

At the end of the tunnel is a marina. On the left there are several pathways. The one next to the water is the seawall route. On the left of this route is a path that takes me to Lord Stanley's statue. Just beyond the statue, on its left side as I face it, is the rose garden.

A lavender rose
A lavender rose

Another Route: Canada Place and the Seaside Path

My other favourite route to Stanley Park is along the Canada Place to Stanley Park walking/cycling path. This route takes longer than the Robson Street one because it's not completely straight, but it's very picturesque and offers many beautiful photo opportunities, especially on a sunny day. The path travels beside Burrard Inlet, so I can watch human activity on the water as I travel. The water, the mountains, and Stanley Park in the distance are lovely surroundings. There are marinas, a float plane terminus, flower beds, a park, and restaurants along the way. The seaside path ends at the marina in Stanley Park.

The path besides the inlet can be accessed in many places. The starting point for the route is Canada Place, however. This is a large and attractive area that contains a pier with a promenade for walkers. In summer, it's also the terminus for cruise ships travelling to Alaska. The nearest SkyTrain station to Canada Place is the Waterfront station.

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A deep pink flower in the garden
A deep pink flower in the garden

Planning a Visit to Stanley Park

If you visit Vancouver, a trip to Stanley Park is a very enjoyable option. Since there is so much to see at the park, it's probably best to visit only a few sections each day, unless you have only a single day available for exploration. If this is the case you'll have to choose the parts of the park that you'd most like to visit.

A bus trip to the park can be planned with the help of the TransLink website. The City of Vancouver website has downloadable maps of the park. It also has lots of information to help you make a decision about which parts of the park to explore. In summer you should definitely consider visiting the beautiful rose garden.

Further Information

  • The TransLink website has a trip planner to help people plan a route. Translink is the organization that runs the public transit system in the Vancouver area.
  • The parks and recreation section of the City of Vancouver website contains useful information about Stanley Park.

© 2013 Linda Crampton

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      Linda Crampton 3 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the second visit, Thelma. I hope you get an opportunity to visit a large park or botanical garden soon.

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      Thelma Alberts 3 months ago from Germany

      I love visiting this hub again. The photos are great. I have not visited a huge park like this for a while.

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      Linda Crampton 12 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Rolly. Thanks for the visit. The park and the garden are definitely worth visiting. As you say, there's always something interesting to see there!

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      Rolly A Chabot 12 months ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Alicia

      I have been to this park several times over the years, each time I visit there is something that captures my attention. It is truly an amazing experience, thank you for sharing yours with us...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Linda Crampton 13 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment and the angels, Patricia. I hope your rose bushes flower soon. Roses are such beautiful flowers. They can be very meaningful, too.

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      Patricia Scott 13 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Linda I am pretty sure I saw this before but I could not resist these beauties. They remind me of the beautiful rose bushes my Momma grew when I was a young girl in Virginia. I have two now but they have not flowered yet.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning

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      Linda Crampton 18 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for such a kind comment, pinto2011. I appreciate your visit.

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      Subhas 18 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Very crisp and satiating display of your knowledge of this place. Am virtually able to see this place through your words.

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      Linda Crampton 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, agusfanani. Yes, the area around the rose garden is beautiful. I always enjoy visiting this part of the park. Thank you for the comment.

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      agusfanani 19 months ago from Indonesia

      What a lovely rose garden. It sounds that not only is the garden beautiful but also other places around it. I think Shakespeare garden is very special one.

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      Linda Crampton 20 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I hope you enjoyed your visit to Vancouver, Joan. Thanks for the comment.

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      Joan King 20 months ago

      The rose garden is indeed beautiful. I visited it just few months ago when I was in Vancouver

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      Linda Crampton 21 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment, Elsie. I was happy to read your hub. I love roses, but I still have a lot to learn about them!

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      Elsie Hagley 21 months ago from New Zealand

      After viewing this article about roses I'm sure that you know everything about them, I do appreciate your visit and comment on my hub about roses.

      You have some beautiful roses here, loved the lavender one, thanks for sharing.

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      Linda Crampton 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the visit and comment, sujaya venkatesh.

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      sujaya venkatesh 22 months ago

      lovely flowers

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      Linda Crampton 24 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you, louise-barraco. I hope you do make it to the rose garden one day!

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      Louise Barraco 24 months ago from Ontario

      It looks lovely, If I am ever out that way, I will look it up.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, amazmerizing! I love visiting botanical gardens, too.

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      amazmerizing 2 years ago from PACIFIC NORTHWEST, USA

      Super nice article here! We love botanical gardens and go every chance we get! Love your roses too! Kudos!!!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, Au fait! Stanley Park is a wonderful place to visit. I love the rose garden.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Wow! A third HOTD! Gorgeous photos. You make this place look and sound like a wonderful place to visit.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Scribenet. Thanks for the comment. Yes, roses do grow well in the climate here! They are always beautiful at Stanley Park.

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      Scribenet 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have never visited the West coast but my Mother and Aunts did and Stanley Park was on their itinerary. My aunt who was a great gardener always raved about Stanley Park. Great photographs. A rose garden in that climate has to be spectacular!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for such a lovely comment, Pollyanna!

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      Pollyanna Jones 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a beautiful place! Roses are among my favourite flowers. I could practically smell their fragrance through my screen whilst I was reading this. Thank you for sharing these gardens with us. x

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I hope you find that rose, Patricia. What a wonderful tribute to your sister! Thank you very much for the comment, the votes and the share. I appreciate the pin very much, too.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Alicia

      I thought I had commented here but do not see it so here goes.

      The pink and yellow rose is like the one my Momma planted in honor of my sister when she died at age 9 (I was 4). It was gorgeous and I have admired that rose through the years.

      the other day when I went to the produce stand I just wrote about they had one like it for sale. But I only had enough cash to pay for the food I was purchasing. I went back yesterday to get it and it was gone. But, they are hoping to get more like it soon.

      Thank you for sharing your visit ....I totally adore visiting nature's wonderland and taking the many opportunities for great photos.

      Great hub

      voted up+++++ shared and pinned to awesome HubPages ps

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the lovely comment, Jackie! I appreciate it very much.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      So beautiful and there is nothing like a day photographing such beauty! I will have to learn to do those thumbnails on here! Fantastic hub.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the visit and the comment, ofelia. It's great to meet another person who loves visiting Stanley Park!

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      Ofelia Servin 2 years ago from Burnaby

      I love this park! Beautiful place to visit, great hub Alicia!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Kristen. Thanks for the comment and the vote! I went to Stanley Park yesterday. It's too early for the roses, but there are plenty of other flowers and trees in bloom. The park is a lovely place to visit.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Alicia, what a lovely trip to the park. I love the photos of the variety of roses and the description of the park itself. I would love to take a trip there someday. Voted up for beautiful roses!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the congratulations, colorfulone! I think that parks are the best part about cities, too. I hope you're able to see the rose garden in person one day.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Alicia, I have not been there, but if I ever make it to Vancouver, that is where I would like to spend some time. I'm not much for cities, but beautiful parks like this are worth going to see. Thank you for the virtual tour, and congratulations on the well deserved Hub of the Day.

      Wow, this is beautiful!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Adventuretravels. Thanks for the comment. I've seen some of London's gardens. They certainly are beautiful!

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      I love gardens too, and I am so lucky because London has many very famous parks and gardens. My favorite is Kew Gardens. if I'm ever in your neck of the woods I shall certainly remember to visit the Stanley Park Rose Garden - what a very interesting hubs.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you so much, Easy Exercise! I appreciate your very kind comment a great deal.

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      Kelly A Burnett 2 years ago from United States

      I absolutely love gardens. Delightful! I started with roses in my own garden two years ago and I am now officially addicted. Oh, I love this hub! OUTSTANDING! Thank you!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, mollypocket. Thanks for the visit and the comment. The rose garden is certainly beautiful. I hope you're able to see it in person some time!

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      Molly Wilson 2 years ago from Ohio

      Beautiful! Now I want to visit BC not only in the winter!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the comment, poetryman6969. I agree - a beautiful garden is a lovely place to visit!

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Few things are as lovely as a nice garden. Thanks for the hub.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you, javr. It's nice to meet someone else from British Columbia!

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      javr 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Very nice roses. They are fantastic flowers.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks so much, DealForALiving!

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      Such a delight to read, and the pictures are stunning!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, favored. I appreciate your visit and comment.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Beautiful. I can see why this was selected to receive such an honor.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, LadyFiddler. Thank you for the visit and the comment!

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      Joanna Chandler 2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Alicia this was very beautiful and deserved the Hub award it got. Nice sceneries i love nature so i won't mind visiting such a place.

      Thanks for taking the time to share this with us :)

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, stricktlydating! I appreciate your kind comment.

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      StricktlyDating 2 years ago from Australia

      What an exceptional Hub. I could almost smell the perfume of those beautiful roses :)

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love visiting botanical gardens, too. They are so lovely to photograph!

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      I love going to these type of gardens. Have not been there though.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment, stuff4kids! I appreciate your visit. Yes, the end of summer is in sight, which is sad. Fall has its nice points, though! Best wishes to you.

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      Amanda Littlejohn 3 years ago

      Wow! What a beautiful place and what a beautiful hub!

      It really is delightful to see this - and such gorgeous pictures. Just as here we are beginning to feel the first chilly pinch of Fall, it's great to feast on such summer loveliness.

      Bless you :)

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the congratulations, comment and share, techygran! You must have lovely memories of Stanley Park. I hope you get to see it again soon.

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      Cynthia 3 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      Congratulations on a well-deserved Hub-of-the-Day award! I am so nostalgic after reading this. I live on beautiful Vancouver Island, but I have a very soft place in my heart for Stanley Park, the place where my husband of 44 years and I did much of our youthful courting. I'll have to make the trip over the Pond soon! Thank you for the wonderful article and photos, and I am sharing this for sure!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, stbrians. Yes, the rose garden at Stanley Park is beautiful. The park is certainly worth a visit! Thank you for the comment.

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      Meshack Bwoyele Keya 3 years ago from Vihiga County,Western Kenya

      That place is a beauty to behold. Stanley Park Rose Garden seems a great place to visit

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you, SEO in Vancouver! I appreciate your visit.

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      SEO in Vancouver 3 years ago from Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Lovely photos! Thank you for posting!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, KoffeeKlatch Gals! Yes, the rose garden is a beautiful place to visit. I'm looking forward to seeing the roses again soon. I hope you're able to see them some day, too!

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      Susan Haze 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I've never been there, I hope to someday. It looks like am beautiful place to visit. I absolutely love your photos.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment, the vote and the pin, Writer Fox! I appreciate your visit.

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      Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      Lovely Roses! I really enjoyed these and I pinned one of the pictures to my Pinterest board for roses. Voted up!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, Easy Exercise! Butchart Gardens is a wonderful place. The flowers are gorgeous there. Stanley Park is very nice, too. It's much nearer my home so I visit it more often.

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      Kelly A Burnett 3 years ago from United States

      AliciaC,

      Outstanding! What a wonderful experience. I have visited Butchart Gardens but was not aware of this gem in Canada. We visited Buchart by accident, Stanley Park will be a conscious decision thanks to your hub. Thank you!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you! It's nice to meet you, kerlund74.

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      kerlund74 3 years ago from Sweden

      Such a fantastic collection of roses, love it!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi, Peggy. I've wanted to stay at the Weston Bayshore Hotel for a long time. That would be such an interesting experience, especially since the hotel is right beside Stanley Park! As you say, the park is beautiful. Thank you very much for the visit, Peggy.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Stanley Park in Vancouver is beautiful! We walked over to it several days and enjoyed it when we were staying at the Weston Bayshore Hotel many years ago.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, Kathi! I appreciate your kind comment. I hope you are able to visit Stanley Park in person one day.

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      Kathi 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      My kind of place . . . would love to visit there one day! I can almost smell the roses in your beautiful photographs! Lovely presentation Alicia!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the kind comment, DDE. I appreciate your visit.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The Beautiful Stanley Park Rose Garden in Vancouver BC gorgeous photos and well done on this achievement, A beautifully presented hub and most informed indeed.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment and the votes, oliversmum. Vancouver does have some beautiful scenery. It's a lovely city to visit, especially for photographers!

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      oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

      AliciaC. Hi. Thank you so much for the beautiful and very interesting stroll through Stanley Park Rose Garden, Enjoyed it no end, Plus all the wonderful information and photographs. Vancouver BC looks like a wonderful City with many,many things to do. Thumbs up and Awesome. :) :)

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the comment, crookedcreekphoto! If I was visiting a new place and felt lonely, I would take comfort in nature, too. Stanley Park is a lovely place to do that. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visits.

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      crookedcreekphoto 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Stanley Park is a beautiful place. I had to travel for business to BC several years ago. I missed my family something awful but one of the things that helped me get through it was visiting this beautiful park after my training. These photographs are beautiful.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Butchart Gardens is a beautiful place! I've been there several times, but not recently. It's a wonderful place to take photographs. Thanks for the visit, Schoolmom24.

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      Schoolmom24 3 years ago from Oregon

      I enjoyed this article and it reminded me of my visit to Butchart Gardens in Canada with my church youth group back in the late 70's. I would love to go back to Canada and to check out Stanley Garden as well.

      I'm new to Blogpages and hope you stop by! :)

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment, Glimmer! I appreciate your congratulations and the pin, too. I hope you had a great vacation.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Just returning from a vacation and an extended summer slump. Catching up on my reading and this is just beautiful. Vancouver is on my must see list and this garden was one of the reasons. Thanks for this indepth tour. Now this area has been bumped up a bit. Congrats on your HOTD too. Well deserved. Beautiful hub and pinned.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, Carter06! Stanley Park is beautiful. I love to visit it.

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      Carter06 4 years ago

      The park truly is one of the most beautiful spots I've ever been too.. Pity I didn't no about the rose garden before my visit!!

      Beautiful hub, great job!!cheers

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the comment, cheeluarv. I appreciate it.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment and the congratulations, MJ. The Shakespeare garden is an interesting concept! Best wishes to you, as well.

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      cheeluarv 4 years ago

      Congrats for hub of the day.I have been following your hubs, all your hubs are well featured and informative.The photographs are apt and the narration is excellent. Very good hub.

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      Marcy J. Miller 4 years ago from Arizona

      I so enjoyed taking a virtual vacation from our 106 degree heat today and visiting Stanley Park through your hub. I love roses (although my three summer-worn specimens wouldn't be much evidence of that) and thoroughly enjoyed your photographs. I'd love to poke around the Shakespeare garden -- what a great concept!

      Congratulations on the HOTD and attagirl for the lovely hub!

      Best -- MJ

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for the comment and the congrats, Audrey!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Just beautiful and congrats on the HOTD!

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you so much, Rose! I appreciate your lovely comment and your vote very much.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      What can I say my fellow Canadian?!? Congratulations on another well deserved HOTD! WOW............this is spectacular! The Stanley Park Rose Garden certainly is amazing and your images are simply stunning. Thank you so much for sharing! (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the congratulations, ignugent17.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much, Heidi!

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Congratulations Hub of the Day! Very beautiful. :-)

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      Heidi Thorne 4 years ago from Chicago Area

      Oh my goodness! What gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing the beauty!