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Hollow Tree Stanley Park Vancouver

The hollow tree in Stanley Park is a huge red cedar tree about 40 feet (12 meters) around. The opening is big enough inside that a car could fit in there.

People usually like to take a picture standing inside the hollow opening to give a real perspective and there’s even instructions on getting a good photo angle.

Right at the hollow tree is a little pay parking lot (all of Stanley Park is pay parking) and...there’s also a grassy area here that’s pretty quiet and makes a perfect spot to pull out a basket and a blanket.

Stanley Park is full of big trees and they can be as tall as 300 feet (100 meters) tall and over 100 years old.

The kind of trees you’ll find here are Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock and Red Cedar.

Back in the mid 1800’s five logging companies logged the trees in Stanley Park and sometimes you’ll come across a stump with notches in it from that time.

What the notches (like in the hollow tree) were for was to put steps that the loggers would stand on as they used those old fashioned two person saws to cut down the trees.

I don't know if its true or not but judging by the size of the tree stumps, it makes sense!

Many of the walking trails within Stanley Park started out as logging skid roads.

Vancouver's Stanley Park Attractions:

Brockton Oval
Brockton Point and Lighthouse
Coal Harbour
Empress of Japan
General Tips
Girl in Wet Suit
Free Shuttle Bus
Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
Lawn Bowling
Lumbermen’s Arch
Lost Lagoon
Miniature Railway
Prospect Point
Restaurants in Stanley Park
Totem Poles
Rose Garden
Walking the Seawall
Water park and Playground

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