The horse-drawn carriage tour of Stanley Park is one of the most popular attractions in Stanley Park. It is an approximately 1 hour professionally narrated tour on old-fashioned 26 person horse-drawn carriage which takes you around about one-half of Stanley Park.
The tour first goes along Stanley Park Drive where you will see and learn about most of these sites: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Hallelujah Point, and the Harry Jerome Statue.
The carriage stops for 5-10 minutes at the Totem Poles, which is the number 1 attraction in Vancouver, for you to walk around and see them, the Susan Point Welcome Gateways and the Portugese Joe Statue.
The tour resumes and you will see Brockton Point and it's lighthouse, , SS Empress of Japan Figurehead, Girl in Wetsuit statue, and Lumbermens' Arch, and the Variety Kids Water Park.
The tour then turns south onto Pipeline Road and heads through the middle of the park which is heavily forested past Beaver Lake. Eventually you see the Rose Garden, then pass the Robert Burns Statue, Queen Victoria Memorial, Vancouver Rowing Club before returning the loading/unloading area.
There are blankets provided that keep you warm on the chilly days so there is no reason not to go on this tour!
Date: For 2017, it operates daily from February 25th to November 12th.
Times: Times vary depending on the date: February 25-March 31: 9:40am(1st departure) to 4pm(last departure), April 1-May 31: 9:40pm to 5pm, June 1-June 30: 9:30am to 5:30pm, July 1-September 4: 9:30am to 6pm, September 5 - September 30: 9:40am to 5pm October 1 - November 12: 9:40am to 4pm. Tours depart every 20 to 30 minutes.
2017 Prices(including GST): Adults: $42.00, Seniors(over 65): $40.00, Students: $40,00, Children(3-12): $20.00, Children(0-2) free if not occupying a seat when seats not available.
Address: 735 Stanley Park Drive.
Tour departs from the horse-drawn tour loading area next to the Stanley Park Information Booth on the south side of Stanley Park, just off of Stanley Park Drive.
They also do private carriage tours for weddings, graduations, anniversaries, etc. They also have other carriages, such as cinderella, vis-a-vis style, wagonette, etc, that can be rented.
The Horse-drawn Carriage Tour of Stanley Park loads and unloads in front of the Stanley Park Information Booth just off of Stanley Park Drive.
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