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Stanley Park Shuttle

by Bill

We will be in Vancouver the last week of May and the first week of June 2010. Is the shuttle running at that time? I read that it only runs during the summer. If the shuttle is not available, would you suggest other ways of getting around the park while we are there. Thank you.

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Hello Bill,

The Stanley Park Shuttle is a great way to get around the park.

Stanley Park Shuttle

The Stanley Park Shuttle starts running from the middle of June until the middle of September.

There are four shuttles that run all day. The first circuit starts at 10:00am and the last circuit starts at 6:30pm.

Basically every 12 minutes a shuttle comes along and drops off and picks up passengers from the stops that say Stanley Park Shuttle in green and gold colors.

The shuttle is wheel chair accessible there's room for two wheelchairs at a time. It can take the motorized wheelchairs but not the motorized scooters.

You can ride all day and get on and off the shuttle as many times as you like.

Stanley Park Vancouver

This is great because you can take your time and walk around...maybe ask a fellow visitor to take a picture of you with the North Shore Mountains in the back ground or get close up photos of some of the Stanley Park attractions like the Nine o'clock Gun that fires every evening at 9:00pm, Brockton Point Lighthouse and the Girl-in-a-Wet-Suit mermaid statue.

If you just want to stay on the shuttle and do a loop it lasts about 45 minutes

The shuttle used to be completely free but now there is a small fee.

Children under 2 years old free
Age 2-11 $1
12+ $2

Another way to get around the park is to take the Horse Drawn Carriage.

The horse drawn carriage runs from March until October.

The costs are:
Adults $26.99
Seniors (65+) $24.99 (may need to show some ID)
Students $24.99 (may need to show student ID)
Children (3-11) $14.99
Under 2 free (as long as they are not taking up a seat that is needed)

Stanley Park horse drawn carriage ride

The trip around the park by carriage is an hour. The carriages are covered with the sides open.

You don't need a reservation but you can only book your ticket at the kiosk across from Coal Harbour just past the first parking lot of the Georgia Street entrance to the park.

Other ways to get around the park are walking, cycling or roller-blading. If you don't have your own bike or roller blades you can rent some nearby on Denman Street before you come to the park.

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