Vancouver, BC is a Canadian city which many people consider as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It attracts millions of tourists every year with it's history and scenery. Stanley park, located at the north border of Downtown Vancouver is the largest municipal park in Canada. It is also a tourist hotspot. One of the most well-known activities is to bike around the "seawall", which is a five and a half mile one-way pedestrian and bicycle only trail that loops around the outer border of the park, with water on one side, and cliffs on the other. It also includes some iconic views of the Lions Gate Bridge, which is another landmark of the city of Vancouver.
I love riding my bike around the park, and thus I want to share the experience with the rest of the geocachers who does not know about it yet; or those who have but haven't yet experienced it. You should (not mandatory) submit a photo of you, your helmet and your bike on the seawall of Stanley Park.
Now for what you are waiting for: the location of the physical cache. There will be 7 different stages for you to visit as you start from the lost lagoon on this one way bike path. Most of the stages can be done without leaving your bike. However, YOU MUST DISMOUNT AT THE DISMOUNT SIGNS. IT'S THE LAW
The coordinates to the location of the physical geocache is:
N 49° 1S.TUV' W 123° 0W.XYZ'
You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude.
Stage 1: The third digit of the year the photo of people playing hockey on the Lost Lagoon is Z.
Stage 2: The difference between the first and last digit of the number found on the plaque on the rock is Y.
Stage 3: The tenths digit of the distance to the Third Beach in kilometers is X.
Stage 4: The tenths digit of the distance to City Center in kilometers that is the same direction as Beaver Lake is W. The distance to Beaver lLke in tenth of kilometers is V.
Stage 5: The unit digit of four times the growth rate of Bull kelp seeweed in feet per day is U.
Stage 6: The unit digit of the sum of all the digits in the phone number you must call for more information on the sign is T.
Stage 7: The time the park opens plus the hundreds digit of the fine you will have to pay for smoking is S.
The physical container is not placed on the seawall. It is placed in the forest on the left side of the one way road and is hidden from plain view at ground level. Parking on the other side of the road is there.
Have fun in cacheing in Stanley Park!
P.S. Picture of log is not required. I will check when I do the regular owner's maintenance. If you are very attentitive, you can try finding GC7X7YX after.