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Prospect Point Stanley Park

Prospect Point is the tallest point in Stanley Park.

Prospect Point Stanley Park Vancouver

From here you can get a gorgeous view of the Lions Gate Bridge and the North Shore mountains and watch ships and cruise liners as they pass under the bridge.

This a good place to tell you about some of the wildlife in the park ...namely the raccoons. Some of the biggest, fattest raccoons lurk around here and boy are they brazen!

Prospect Point Racoons Stanley Park Vancouver

My friend Will watched as a very bold raccoon absolutely terrorized an elderly woman as she and a partner sat at on a park bench. Will says apparently the critter felt the woman was a prospect at that point and pawed and nudged at her trying to get to some of what she was having.

Moving along... Prospect Point makes a great pit stop for ice cream or old fashion fudge.

Prospect Point Stanley Park Vancouver

There's also a full restaurant here that serves west coast dishes and generally the area is just a comfortable place for visitors to stop.

Another sight you'll sometimes see is First Nation carvers carving totem poles with chainsaws.

As a point of interest, there is a plaque here at Prospect Point in remembrance of the “Beaver” Vancouver’s first steamship. It capsized on the rocks across from the viewpoint.

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
Hollow Tree
Lost Lagoon
Miniature Railway
Restaurants in Stanley Park
Siwash Rock
Totem Poles
Rose Garden
Walking the Seawall
Water park and Playground

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