The Robert Burns statue in Stanley park is a statue of the famous Scottish poet and lyricist.
Robert(Robbie) Burns is probably most famous now for writing 'Auld Lang Syne', the new years song. He was very popular with the early inhabitants of the City of Vancouver.
The Robert Burns statue in Stanley Park is supposedly the first statue ever erected in Vancouver.
The statue has Robert Burns on a pedestal. The pedestal has plaques on all sides that have pictures and excerts of some of his works.
Robbie Burns Day is January 25 every year because he was born on January 25, 1759. It is a celebration of his life and works.
There are usually a number of Robert Burns Day Suppers that are put on in Vancouver on January 25 each year. These dinners usually include haggis!
The inscription on the top plaque says:
The inscription on the bottom plaque says:
This statue of Robert Burns, Scotland's National Bard, was unveilded by J. Ramsay MacDonald, a prime minister of Britain, on 25th August, 1928.
Robert Burn's sincere desire or friendship and botherhood among all peoples is clearly shown in his many poems and songs. His poetry and letters, both serious and humorous are worthy of study by those who value liberty and freedom.
This memorial was rededicated on the 200th aniversary of the bard's death by the Burns Club of Vancouver 21 July, 1996
Then let us pray that come it may (as comit it will for a'that)...that man to man, the world o'er shall brithers be for a' that.
The inscription on the left side plaque says:
To a Mountain Daisy 1786
On turning one down with his plough
Wee, modest, crimson-tipped flow'r,
thou's met me in an evil hour;....
to spare thee now is past my pow'r
thou bonie gem.
The inscription on the back plaque says:
THE COTTER'S SATURDAY NIGHT 1785
From scenes like these, Old Scotia's grandeur springs, that make her loved at home, rever'd abroad, princes and lords are but the breath of kings. 'An honest man's the noblest work of god'
The inscription on the right side plaque says:
TOM O SHANTER 1790
Now, do they speedy utmost, MEG, and wind the key-stane of the brig; There, at them thou thy tail may toss, a running stream they dare na cross!
The Robert Burns statue is located just inside Stanley Park from the Georgia Street entrance to the park.
When entering by car, take the first right at the roundabout onto Stanley Park Drive. The statue is to the left just under the overpass.
When entering by walking, walk up the Entrance Bridge near the Georgia Street entrance to the park. Turn right at the end of the Entrance Bridge near the statue of Lord Stanley. The Robert Burns statue is just to the right down the hill a little bit.