Hollow Tree in Stanley Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour showing the Hollow Tree attraction found in Stanley Park in Vancouver. Image taken in June 2012 on an overcast day.
Hollow Tree in Stanley Park - FURTHER INFORMATION
Hollow Tree in Stanley Park - Vancouver visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Hollow Tree in Stanley Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from British Columbia.
The Hollow Tree is one of the landmarks and attractions within Stanley Park in Vancouver. It is found on the west side of Stanley Park Drive and attracts visitors daily and is one of the oldest landmarks in Vancouver. It is the remains of a 700 to 800 year-old stump of a Western Red Cedar tree (Tuja plicata) that survived logging that occurred in Stanley Park between 1865-85. The Hollow Tree suffered damage during the 2006 storm that brought down many trees around Prospect Point and was considered a health risk and subject to removal. However, the Hollow Tree Conservation Society proposed plans in 2009 to save and stabilize this landmark and tourist attraction. With works completed in 2011, the Hollow Tree continues to draw many visitors today.
The Hollow Tree is listed in the Vancouver Heritage Register and people have often taken pictures of themselves in vehicles backed into the tree. Photographs of visiting dignitaries to the tree date back to the early 20th century.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: W Georgia St FS Gilford St (019, 240, 241, 242, 246, 247, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, N24), Denman St (005, 006, N6).
Skytrain: Burrard St (996, 999) then bus down W Georgia St.