When I look back on summer 2011, I will always remember the last few moments of this late August day, in Vancouver’s improbable urban park called Stanley.

At the moment I snapped these photos, it was very hard to remember that I was in the midst of Canada’s third largest metro. In fact, Stanley Park is apparently the among the largest urban parks on the continent. It’s visited by around eight million people a year, although its thousand or so acres didn’t feel at all crowded.  Read the Stanley’s history here, after you give this summer a last, lingering look.

 

 

 

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