Take over 1000 acres of forested land on a peninsula in the Pacific Northwest, near a world-class city, and put in wonderful paths with public areas and you have a magical place known as Stanley Park Vancouver, British Columbia. Home of the Squamish people for hundreds of years, the peninsula where the first Europeans landed, in this area. The foresight of the city planners kept this area in a near-pristine condition as the city grew up around it. Today Stanley Park is an irreplaceable and un-duplicable feature that sets Vancouver apart from any city in the world. It is the site of numerous memorials, monuments, and celebrations—including the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. Stanley Park is the focal point of Eric’s new “Painting the Town” piece for Vancouver.