Siwash Rock is a famous rock structure in Stanley Park. Over thousands of years water has worn a space between Stanley Park and Siwash rock. There is a tree that is growing out of the top of the tree.
Siwash Rock is not very accessible. It is only accessible via the Stanley Park Seawall.
There has been discussions about changing the name of this landmark because the name offends some people. This is still under discussion.
The Plaque says:
Indian Legend tells us that 50 foot high pinnacle of rock stands as a imperishable monument to "Skalsh the Unselfish" who was turned into stone by "Q'uas the Transformer" as a reward for his unselfishness.
Siwash Rock is located on the west side of Stanley Park.
There is a large parking lot just above Siwash Rock. For more detailed information (rates, times, etc.) about parking in Stanley Park, please read: Parking in Stanley Park
By Car: You cannot access Siwash Rock by car. The closest place to park would be Third Beach which is about a 10 minute walk away.
By Bicycle: From Second Beach / Ceperley Park: Take the path across the road behind the Second Beach Concession Stand into the woods, turn left onto Rawlings Trail, then continue for a few kilometres until you exit the forest at the Teahouse restaurant. At the Teahouse take a right and go down the hill to Third Beach. When at Third Beach continue to the right on the seawall for about 1/2 kilometre. Note that you can return to Second Beach via the Stanley Park Seawall.
By Bus: You CANNOT get to Siwash Rock by public transit.