The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour

Last updated on
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
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Program Description

Stroll along Stanley Park’s glistening shoreline and walk beneath its towering trees as students hear the inside story of one of the world's most remarkable parks. They’ll discover the famous seawall, dark forested trails, buried treasure, the Lions Gate Bridge, historic totem poles, bizarre public art, notorious crime scenes, and the secret of Deadman’s Island. Students will learn about the First Nations who have lived in what would become Stanley Park for 3,000 years, and how these communities were affected by the creation of the park in 1888.

  • Duration – 2 hours
  • Start and end point – Outside the Vancouver Aquarium entrance by the whale fountain

On this walking tour you'll discover: 
Buried treasure
Dark forested trails
Historic totem poles
Bizarre public art work
Notorious crime scenes
The tale of Portuguese Joe
Secrets of Deadman’s Island
The best views in the entire park
Strangeness beneath the famous seawall
And more!

Big Ideas
  • Disparities in power alter the balance of relationships between individuals and between societies.
  • Emerging ideas and ideologies profoundly influence societies and events.
  • The physical environment influences the nature of political, social, and economic change.
  • COVID Precautions
    - Strict limit on group size of 18. - Walking tours will take place completely outside. - Social distancing practiced throughout the tour. That means maintaining six feet distance between attendees and the guide. - Zero physical contact between students or chaperone and the guide. - Mask wearing encouraged for students that prefer to wear masks. - Anyone feeling ill, or who has been in contact with anyone ill in the previous two weeks, should not attend.
    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Adult Groups, Daycamps, Guides
    Packages Provided: 
    No Packages Provided
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    Cost Per Adult: 
    Fee Notes: 

    Chaperones and teachers attend free!

    Additional Notes

    2 hours in duration