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The Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Stanley Park is one of the most popular activities to do in Stanley Park!
This tour is an approximately 1 hour professionally narrated tour on old-fashioned 26 person horse-drawn carriage which takes you around the eastern half of Stanley Park.
The horse-drawn carriage tour of Stanley Park operates daily rain or shine from March to November.
The top of the carriages are covered to keep the rain off, but the sides are open. On cold days, blankets are provided to keep you warm!
No reservations are required. Note that it gets very busy on sunny days and the carriage only holds 26 people so you may have to wait a while to get on!
The tour is wheelchair accessible and pet friendly.
The tour first goes along Stanley Park Drive where you will see and learn about most of these attractions and 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 one attraction in Vancouver, for you to walk around and see them, the Susan Point Welcome Gateways and the Portugese Joe Statue.
The tour resumes around Brockton Point and you will see the Brockton Point 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 which unfortunately you cannot see from the road. Eventually you see the Rose Garden, then pass the Robert Burns Statue, Queen Victoria Memorial, Vancouver Rowing Club before returning the tour loading/unloading area.
The 2023 rates (according to their website) are: Adults: $60.00, Seniors(over 65): $56.00, Students: $56.00, Children(3-12): $25.00, Tots(2 and under): Free when not occupying a seat when needed. All prices are in Canadian dollars with taxes included. Id may be required. US dollars, Visa, Mastercard, Interac/Debit Cards and Traveller's Cheques(US/CDN) are accepted for payment.
For 2023, tickets can be purchased at the Stanley Park Information Booth located next to the tour loading/unloading area.
For 2023, the Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour operates from March 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023.
The tour departs about every 30-40 minutes.
The hours are:
During the summer, the hours may be extended.
The Tour start/end location is located at 735 Stanley Park Drive next to the Stanley Park Information Booth. This is south-east part of the park on Coal Harbour.
The Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour start/end location is next to the Stanley Park Information Booth and Stanley Park Seawall. Nearby is the Painter's Circle.
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