Completing my Bucket List

Horse and Carriage Ride around Stanley Park

When visiting Stanley Park, sure you could take a bus, or walk, or cycle, but why do that when you can take a horse drawn carriage.

Stanley Park is a 405-hectare public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.  It is even bigger than Central Park in New York City.


Stanley Park Horse Drawn tours are the only provider of this in the park.  And with a maximum of 24 on each tour you will be getting a perfect view of the park wherever you sit.

Step aboard one of our old-fashioned horse-drawn vehicles and meander in comfort through the natural beauty of Stanley Park, Vancouver’s thousand acre wonderland. A professional guide fully narrates the tour which highlights Deadman’s Island, Vancouver’s Harbour, Lions Gate Bridge, a Coastal Red Cedar Forest, and includes stops at the Totem Poles, the Girl in a Wet Suit Statue, the S.S. Empress of Japan Figurehead, and the Rose Garden

We picked an absolutely perfect day for this, the sun was out, and there were no clouds in the sky.


The tour lasts approximately one hour, and departs from near the Vancouver Aquarium.  If it’s a cold day you are even provided with a blanket to keep warm.


A quick stop was made by the totem poles so we could get out and take some photos.


And by the girl in the wet suit.  Many believe this is a copy from the idea of the little mermaid in Vancouver.

During the ride around the park we learned about the horses life style.  Some of them have even been used in television and film, including one of my favourite shows “Once upon a time”.


March 1 – March 31:
9:40 am (1st departure) to 4 pm (last departure)April 1 – June 30:

9:40 am (1st departure) to 5 pm (last departure)

July 1 – September 5 (Labour Day):

9:30 am (1st departure) to 5:30 pm (last departure)September 6 (day after Labour Day) – September 30:

9:40 am (1st departure) to 5 pm (last departure)

October 1 – October 31:
9:40 am (1st departure) to 4 pm (last departure)

Operating daily, departing every 20 to 30 minutes,
rain or shine.

To book your tour head on over to 


Is a horse and carriage on your bucket list?






**Our tickets we complimentary in exchange for this post**




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