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Seasonal Events, Attractions, and Activities in Stanley Park

There are many seasonal events, attractions, and activities that occur every year in Stanley Park.  Below is a list of these events.

Polar Bear Swim

Polar Bear Swim
Polar Bear Swim

On January 1 of every year, the largest polar bear swim in the world takes place in English Bay!

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Easter Train

Easter Train
Easter Train

During the time before and during Easter weekend, the miniature train operates with an Easter theme.

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Horse-drawn Tours of Stanley Park

Horse-drawn Carriage Tours
Horse-drawn Carriage Tours

The Horse-drawn carriage tour of Stanley Park is one of the most popular attractions in the park.   Click here to go to our webpage with lots more information about the Horse Drawn Tour.

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Seasonal Hop-on/Hop-off Stanley Park Shuttle Tour

Stanley Park Shuttle
Stanley Park Shuttle

The Stanley Park Shuttle is a seasonal hop-on/hop-off bus run by the Vancouver Trolley Company.  For 2015, the shuttle runs from June 21, 2015 to September 1, 2015.  The Stanley Park Shuttle is a fully narrated tour that stops at 15 locations in the park that are near the most popular attractions and locations.  You can get on or off at any stop.  There are well-marked bus stops on the road.  You can purchase tickets on the bus or online.  We recommend the shuttle tour if you want to spend half a day or a whole day exploring the park.

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Second Beach Outdoor Pool

Second Beach Outdoor Pool in Stanley Park
Second Beach Outdoor Pool in Stanley Park

During the summer months, the Second Beach Outdoor pool is open.  This is a large, very popular pool.

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Theatre Under the Stars

Malkin Bowl
Malkin Bowl

During the summer months, Theatre Under the Stars puts on musicals every night!  The musicals take place at Malkin Bowl in the middle of Stanley Park.

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Variety Kids Water Park

Variety Kids Water Park
Variety Kids Water Park

The Variety Kids Water Park is a free water park with many water features that children can play in and around.  It is only open during the summer months and is very popular.

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Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park
Movies in the Park

During July and August, there are movies on Tuesday nights in Ceperley Park.

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Dancing in the Park

Dancing in the Park
Dancing in the Park

During June, July and August, there is Scottish Dancing every Monday night at Ceperley Park.

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Brahm's Tams Drum Circle

Brahm's Tams Drum Circle
Brahm's Tams Drum Circle

Brahm's Tams Drum Circle is free jam of drummers modeled after a similar drum jam in Montreal.  It occurs every sunny Tuesday from May 3, 2016 to September 27, 2016 after work until sun sets at Third Beach in Stanley Park.  Everyone (including non-drummers) is welcome.  It is family friendly and completely free.

To find out more about Brahm's Tams go to: Brahm's Tams

Celebration of Light Fireworks

For 3 nights at the end of July, there is a huge fireworks display in English Bay.  Hundreds of thousands of people come to the West End to watch the fireworks.

Halloween Ghost Train

Halloween Ghost Train
Halloween Ghost Train

During the weeks prior to and including Halloween, the miniature train operates with a Halloween theme!

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Bright Nights Christmas Train

Bright Nights Christmas Train
Bright Nights Christmas Train

During the Christmas and New Years season the miniature train operates with a Christmas theme!  There are millions of Christmas lights strung up by the firefighters for charity!

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