History

1888

Only two years after Vancouver was incorporated as a city, Stanley Park is opened by Mayor David Oppenheimer on September 27th, 1888

1911

John Montgomery, park gardener at the time, “plants” the Rock Garden. To accommodate park visitors construction begins on the Stanley Park Pavilion.

1913

The Stanley Park Pavilion opens to the public and quickly becomes the central meeting and socializing area within the entire Park.

1938

After one and a half years and a cost of $5,873,837.17, the Lions Gate Bridge, officially known as First Narrows Bridge, is opened to the public.