Stanley Park celebrates 125th birthday with family-friendly festival

Vancouver’s legendary Stanley Park turns 125 this weekend and the city is throwing the popular landmark a birthday party packed full of music, historical tours, sports and nature displays.

There will be five festival zones in the 400-hectare park to mark the anniversary.

Second Beach will host a full line-up of musical performances, food concessions, outdoor sports and a beer garden.

The Arch will have a family-friendly stage with performances by local children’s entertainers, Coast Salish artisans and cultural displays.

There will be historical tours and displays in the rose garden and ticketed performances such as Theatre Under the Stars at Malkin Bowl and Boca del Lupo at the Stanley Park Service Yard parking lot.

The Brockton Sportsapalooza will feature rugby and cricket games, as well as demonstrations within a licensed area. There will also be an open house at the HMCS Discovery at Deadman’s Island.

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