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Stanley Park celebrates 125th anniversary this weekend

Stanley Park is celebrating its 125th anniversary this weekend with a two-day, family-friendly event.

More than 200 activities and performances are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday

The beloved B.C. park celebrates its 125th anniversary 2:06

Stanley Park is celebrating its 125th anniversary this weekend with a two-day, family-friendly event.

More than 200 activities and performances are scheduled to take place between noon to 10:00 p.m. PT Saturday and Sunday.

At noon both days, a Coast Salish traditional welcome at the Lumbermen's Arch will feature representatives from the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Free afternoon performances and activities feature children’s entertainers, Canadian bands, walking tours, dance performances, face painters, sports demos and games, vintage car display, and more.

Visitors can cheer on Coast Salish canoe racers as they launch off Deadman's Island between 9 a.m. and noon Sunday.

About eight million people visit Stanley Park each year, enjoying 27 km of forest trails and the magnificent 8.8 km seawall.

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