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Surprisingly, there are only 8 roads in Stanley Park despite the park's large size. Basically, there is one main road, Stanley Park Drive, which goes around the perimeter of the park, one main highway, Stanley Park Causeway, that cuts through the park, and a few other roads (Pipeline Road Avison Way Lagoon Drive North Lagoon Drive Park Lane Rose Garden Lane) within the park.
We will describe each road and what you need to know to get around Stanley Park by driving. We will also provide information about Road Closures.
2022-04-13 UPDATE: One of the lanes of Stanley Park Drive is still a 'temporary' bicycle lane so all vehicle traffic has only 1 lane. Expect delays!
There are occasionally road closures for some of the big Events that take place in or near Stanley Park. Here is a list of the road closures.
The Stanley Park Causeway is used to access the Lions Gate Bridge from Stanley Park. It is open 24 hours/day normally. It may close periodically for accidents, police incidents, and sometimes at night for road and bridge repairs.
There is one exit from within Stanley Park Drive onto the Stanley Park Causeway to access the Lions Gate Bridge. It is open EXCEPT for from 3:30pm to 6:30pm weekdays. We don't recommend using this exit as it is difficult to merge into the Stanley Park Causeway traffic!
2021-04-24: Part of Stanley Park Drive near Ceperley Park is still closed to vehicles due to the Covid pandemic.
Stanley Park Drive is the main road around Stanley Park. It is one way and goes counter-clockwise completely around the perimeter, where possible, of Stanley Park. You enter Stanley Park Drive from the Georgia Street Entrance to Stanley Park.
You can see many areas of Stanley Park and a bunch of monuments, statues, and other points of interest so it is worth a drive around as a tour!
The Stanley Park Causeway runs directly through Stanley Park over the Lions Gate Bridge to North Vancouver. It is a major commuter highway. It is very buy during rush hour times! You get onto the Stanley Park Causeway from Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver.
This road does not pass any parking lots.
The only attraction on this road is the Beaver Lake which it goes over.
Pipeline Road goes right through the middle of Stanley Park. It is mainly used to get to the Stanley Park Pavilion, Miniature Train, and Beaver Lake or as a shortcut to the far side of the park. To get onto Pipeline Road take the Georgia Street entrance to Stanley Park OR turn off of Stanley Park Drive on the north side of the park.
This road passes by the Stanley Park Junction and Pipeline Road parking lots.
Attractions along this road are: Rose Garden, Shakespeare Garden, Miniature Train, and Beaver Lake.
Avison Way cuts across Stanley Park. It is mainly used to get to the Vancouver Aquarium. To get onto Avison Way turn left off of Stanley Park Drive just after the Stanley Park Information Booth OR turn left off of Stanley Park Drive before Lumbermen's Arch.
This road passes by the Vancouver Aquarium and the Brockton Oval Parking Lots.
Attractions along this road are: Vancouver Aquarium , and Brockton Oval.
Lagoon Drive runs from the end of Robson Street in the West End then goes into the park and meets up with Stanley Park Drive just after the Golf course. Enter Lagoon drive from the end of Robson St or Barclay St in the West End.
This road passes by the Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant and Brewery Parking Lot.
Attractions along this road are: Lagoon Drive Tennis Courts, Community Garden, Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden, Stanley Park Pitch and Putt Golf Course, Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant and Brewery, and Queen Elizabeth Oak Tree and plaque.
North Lagoon Drive runs one way along the north side of Lost Lagoon from Ceperley Park to Stanley Park Causeway. It is used mainly to get to exit the park into downtown Vancouver. Enter North Lagoon Drive by turning left off of Stanley Park Drive at Ceperley Park.
This road passes by no parking lots, but there is street parking along most of it.
There are no attractions to see along North Lagoon Drive. It is just a road surrounded by forest on both sides. However, it is close to Ceperley Meadow and Lost Lagoon. Also, there are a number of trails that enter the forested section of Stanley Park that have entrances near this road.
2021-04-24: Since Stanley Park Drive is closed at Ceperley Park, traffic is redirected on Park Lane then through to Lagoon Drive.
Park Lane is a short road that runs between Stanley Park Drive and Lagoon Drive. It is used primarily to get to the Vancouver Parks Board Office Building or English Bay Tennis Courts.
This road passes by the Vancouver Parks Board Office and through the English Bay Tennis Courts parking lot.
Attractions along this road are: Vancouver Parks Board Office, Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club, and Tennis Courts.
Rose Garden Lane is a short one-way road that branches off of Pipeline Road at the Rose Garden and returns to Pipeline Road after the Stanley Park Junction. It is primarily used to get to the Stanley Park Pavilion.
This road passes by the Stanley Park Pavilion and the Stanley Park Junction Parking Lots.
Attractions along this road are: Rose Garden, Malkin Bowl, President Harding Memorial, Stanley Park Pavilion, Stanley's Bar and Grill, Rock Garden, Wishing Well, Air Force Garden of Rembrance, Stanley Park Junction
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