Getting There

How do I get to the start line?

There are many different ways to get to Second Beach Park from downtown, either by public transit, bike, car, walking…you name it. Listed below are some of our recommendations.

Bike

The bike path into Stanley Park actually crosses the start and finish line. Arrive by bike and there’s no way you could possibly miss us. When you arrive, leave your bike with our volunteers at the bike valet and bag check station. Bag and bike check are by donation and available throughout the day.

Mobi

Have a membership with Mobi? There’s a station to drop off your rental at the park. Spots are limited, so they could fill up quickly.

Transit

Bus 19 – Metrotown/Stanley Park will bring you very near the startline. There is a bus stop located on the other side of Lost Lagoon lake just before the bus enters the park via Pipeline Road. Ask the driver to remind you of the stop when you board. From this bus stop, it’s about a 5 minute walk along the side of the lake to the startline.
For more details, visit http://www.transitdb.ca/route/019/

Walking

From the iconic installation of the laughing statues at the corners of Davie and Denman, the walk is about 13 minutes. Simply get yourself on to the walking trail by the beach and start heading north-ish. Follow that and you won’t miss us.

Driving

Pay parking is available off Stanley Park Drive. This is the closest you’re going to get to the event and would be very convenient. Should spaces alongside the park fill up, there is additional parking space just south of the park at Ceperley Park. This is also paid parking.

NOTE: Parking on Stanley Park Drive itself immediately adjacent to the park has been reserved for the food trucks that will service Picnic in the Park after the run.