Stanley Park

STANLEY PARK, 4.05 sq km, in downtown VANCOUVER, is the second-largest urban park in Canada (after Nose Hill Park in Calgary). Originally inhabited by FIRST NATIONS people, the park underwent LOGGING during the early days of white settlement. After BC became a colony, the land was set aside as a government reserve for military purposes. It was conveyed to the city for use as a park in 1887 and officially opened on 27 Sept 1888. It is named for Lord Stanley, gov gen from 1888 to 1893. A mixture...

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