Stanley Park welcomes visitors during Summer Live festival

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      The big Summer Live event takes place this Friday through Sunday (July 8 to 10) at Brockton Point in Stanley Park, and will feature more than 180 free performances and activities. Today the Vancouver Park Board issued the following press release, explaining parking restrictions and the various modes of transport available to the event:

      Stanley Park facilities, including restaurants and concessions, the Vancouver Aquarium, tourist attractions and points of interest, will be open during this weekend’s Summer Live event in the park.

      The free outdoor festival to celebrate Vancouver’s 125th anniversary takes place Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 10 and is expected to draw large numbers of visitors so driving and parking restrictions will be implemented to manage the crowds in the park. Only Summer Live pass holders and visitors to the Vancouver Aquarium, tour buses, and taxis will have vehicle access to the east side of the park including the festival area at Brockton Point. All other traffic will be diverted along Pipeline Road by police and Summer Live volunteers.

      In keeping with the City of Vancouver’s sustainability initiatives, park visitors are encouraged to arrive by bicycle or on foot via the seawall. Two free, secure and staffed bicycle compounds will be set up in the festival area. For those who choose to use public transportation to this event, there is a free shuttle bus from Waterfront Station to the festival (drop off will be near the totem poles at Brockton Point). The shuttle runs to the festival daily from 11 am to 11 pm, with service every 15 minutes. Board the shuttle at the intersection of Cordova and Howe Streets, one block west of Waterfront Station. The last shuttle to Waterfront Station will leave the totem pole area at 12:30 am.

      Within Stanley Park, there will be a free shuttle service to help those in other areas of the park access the festival. There are several pick up and drop off locations: at the two parking pay stations on Pipeline Road (by Park Drive and by the entrance to Beaver Lake), on Pipeline Road by the entrance to the works yard parking lot, at the Vancouver Trolley Company stop in the bus loop, on Park Drive across from the Park’s Information Centre, and the totems near Brockton Point. Service will be approximately every 15 minutes, ending at midnight.

      The Vancouver Trolley Company will also continue operating its seasonal hop-on/hop-off shuttle tour with purchased tickets valid for the entire day. Public transit services Stanley Park from points throughout the Lower Mainland. The #19 stops at the bus loop near the Malkin Bowl area, and it’s about an 8-10 minute walk from the bus loop to Brockton Oval. Visit for routes and schedules.

      For more information about Summer Live transportation, please visit: