Stanley Park in Vancouver comes alive in the summer full of locals and visitors looking to connect with nature in the heart of the city. From the Vancouver Aquarium to the Brockton Point Lighthouse, you can easily spend an entire day here exploring the park! If you're wondering what to do in Stanley Park this summer, then we've got you covered.\nStanley Park is actually full of secrets and hidden places. According to Will Woods, the Founder and Chief Storyteller at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, the 8.8 KM stunning seawall that wraps around the park has a spooky secret of its own. It took over 60 years to build and the man who built it used old tombstones from the Mountain View Cemetary to help build the seawall! Check out their Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour to see the park in a whole new light.\nThere are a ton of tourist attractions in the park, but locals know a few hidden gems where you can let loose and have a lot of fun. Here are four hidden spots that only locals know that you can find in Stanley Park this summer:\nStanley Park Tennis Courts\nView this post on Instagram The most memorable thing is the day I play tennis with you in the spring of Vancouver. #tennis #spring #vancouver A post shared by 鄭耀威Toby (@tobyyy94) on Oct 22, 2018 at 4:46pm PDT\nGreat blue herons nest in the trees above these picturesque tennis courts! Anyone can use them but even if you're not playing, they're worth checking out. When the herons fly overhead, they look like pterodactyls and it's insane!\nBeaver Lake\nView this post on Instagram Nature-watch with Son and Mum 🍁🇨🇦 #family #stanleypark #vancouver #canada A post shared by Tom Head (@t.head_) on May 24, 2019 at 11:42am PDT\nYou can't swim in this lake and there's actually only one spot in the trail where you can view it since it's surrounded by dense forest. If you make the mini-hike up here to check it out, you'll see that it's a little romantic hidden gem in the park. They even use this spot for movies all the time.\nStanley Park Pitch And Putt\nView this post on Instagram Golf ⛳️ 🏌️♀️ A post shared by Carolina Escolástico (@carolescolastico) on Mar 22, 2019 at 3:30pm PDT\nThere's nothing quite like a day out on the putting green. Bring along a beverage or two and pitch and putt your way around this stunning park within a park.\nSecond Beach\nView this post on Instagram It’s the beaching time 🏖☀️. . . . . . #beach#beachbody#beachwear#beach#beachclub#summer#summeroutfit#summerday#summervibes#summerbody#summertime#vancouver#vancouverisawesome#beautifulbritishcolumbia#vancityhype#vancitybuzz#vancitynow#thirdbeach#stanleypark#hoscos#scruffyman#scruff#vsco#snapseed A post shared by كسرا عباديان (@kasraebdn) on Jun 5, 2019 at 1:12am PDT\nVancouver really looks like a resort city when you take in the view at Second Beach. Play frisbee in Ceperly Meadow, sunbathe on the beach or take a dip in the outdoor oceanfront pool! Vacation life is yours.