Navigating Vancouver: How to get to Stanley Park

Stanley Park is an easily accessible, must-visit destination in Vancouver!

Ben Direen

4/29/20242 min read

Stanley Park, located in Vancouver, is one of the city's most iconic and beloved attractions. Spanning over 1,000 acres (a whopping one third larger than New York's Central Park), this urban park offers a wide range of recreational activities and stunning natural beauty. Whether you're a local or a visitor, there are several convenient modes of transport to get to Stanley Park.

1. Public Transit

Vancouver's public transit system, known as TransLink, provides an efficient and eco-friendly way to reach Stanley Park. TransLink's #19 bus will get you to Stanley Park with stops at Park Drive and Pipeline Road near Lost Lagoon and the Stanley Park Bus Loop near the Miniature Train, and a short walk from the Vancouver Aquarium (we just love the sea otters and jellyfish!). For more information on public transit into the park, please visit the TransLink website.

Sadly, there is no public transit service around the park. However, our Vancouver City Highlights Tour takes just 3 hours and includes a guide narrated tour of Stanley Park with stops at both the Totem Poles and Prospect Point Lookout.

2. Biking

If you enjoy cycling and want to explore the city at your own pace, renting a bicycle is a fantastic option. Vancouver is known for its bike-friendly infrastructure, including dedicated lanes and paths. The seawall around Stanley Park is incredible for biking and there are several bike rental shops near Stanley Park, where you can choose from a range of bicycles, including traditional bikes, electric bikes, and tandem bikes. Riding a bike to Stanley Park allows you to enjoy the scenic views along the seawall and easily navigate the park's many trails. If you want to ride around Stanley Park and learn about it's rich history with a local guide, we highly recommend our friends at Toonie Tours and their Stanley Park Bike Tour.

3. Walking

If you're staying in downtown Vancouver, walking to Stanley Park is a convenient and enjoyable option. The park is located on the western edge of downtown, making it easily accessible on foot. As you make your way to the park, you'll pass through bustling neighborhoods, such as Coal Harbour and the West End. Along the way, you can stop to admire the city's architecture, visit local shops and cafes, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.

Once you enter Stanley Park, you can explore its various attractions, including the Vancouver Aquarium, Totem Poles, and the famous Prospect Point. Walking allows you to fully immerse yourself in the park's beauty and take in the sights and sounds at your own pace.

Alternatively, if you're short on time in the city and just want to do the best bits and have a local tell you all of the most interesting're in luck! Our Vancouver City Highlights Tour takes just 3 hours and conveniently departs from Canada Place. To learn more and book your tour click HERE.


Getting to Stanley Park in Vancouver is a breeze, thanks to the variety of transport options available. Whether you prefer the convenience of public transit, the freedom of cycling, or the leisurely pace of walking, there's a mode of transport that suits your preferences.

By choosing a mode of transport that aligns with your interests, you can enhance your overall experience and make the journey to Stanley Park a part of your adventure. So, plan your trip, grab your bike or hop on a bus, and get ready to explore the natural beauty of Stanley Park.